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TUCSON, ARIZONA TRIP - NOV 2009
For our 58th Anniversary, Lea and I drove to Tucson, AZ for a few days at a favorite place, the Westward Look Resort.  After a cloudy first day, a little light rain the next day, we enjoyed two more days of near perfect weather.

For sight seeing and photographs, most of our time was spent in the Saguaro National Parks, one Northwest and the other Southeast of Tucson.

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Date(s): Nov 13 / 16, 2009. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2009 B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 60 of 60 Total. 7725 Visits.
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Driving east on I-8, rock walls line road through Cleveland Nat'l Forest.

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Late cloudy day as we near Tucson on I-10 just after junction with I-8.

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Clouds and mountain views, shot from car as we rolled east @ 70 mph.

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The trunks of these Eucalyptus trees struck me as majestic and graceful.

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Scene from entrance drive to the Westward Look Resort on Ina Road in NW Tucson.

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Colorful cacti in center of entrance drive.

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Close up of Barrel Cactus seen in previous frame.

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Hotel driveway just outside of lobby.  Photo by Lea.

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Images in frames 9 through 20 shot in Saguaro National Park Northwest of Tucson.

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Saguaro's are King of the cacti, slow grow, long life, and home to animals and creatures who burrow into their trunk for shelter.

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We understand that Saguaro's thrive when their seeds are protected by other growth, like bushes and trees.

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The Ocotillo's were dry this season, except for the occasional ones which were being watered.

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As we leave Saguaro NW this view of the Catalina Mountains across valley floor.

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In the Oro Valley, on road to The Preserve, an upscale residence and private golf club, below the Catalina's.

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View across Saddlebrook homes to the Catalina's.

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Another view on road to The Preserve.

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View of The Preserve golf course, what a place to get away from it all!

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Looking back toward Tucson we see some rainfall in area of our hotel.

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Next day on way to Saguaro Nat'l Park Southeast, note that Helo on roof of Diamond Children's Hospital standing by.

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Images in frames 28 through 59 were shot in the Saguaro National Park Southeast.

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The 8.5 mile circuit through the park is a favorite of bikers, today practicing for big race on the circuit later this month.

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The root system of the Saguaro is as wide as the plant is tall.

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This wash fills with fast running rain runoff during storms.

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OUCH!!

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Reminded us of us 58 years ago, when we were lean and not mean (well maybe the Marine part of me was mean).

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Some Saguaro's can absorb as much as 200 gallons of rain water.

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Saguaro's seem to grow anywhere, even out of rocks.

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I loved this beautiful Cholla, seen as we were about to depart Saguaro SE.

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Thanks for visiting my album.  Photo by Lea.

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Great pictures. Have your website bookmarked now
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knowles , Tue, 15 Dec 2009 6:46PM
Interesting as always. Tuscon is on my A list of places to visit soon. Thanx
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Jim V, Fri, 20 Nov 2009 6:56PM
MJ's favorite # 6 - We've done the area several times and indeed it is beautiful - I admire the clarity of your photos and hey - Lea took BB's photo - you go girl!!
Happy Thanksgiving
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Dale and MJ, Thu, 19 Nov 2009 5:49PM
Quite a change of scenery for some old Cape Codders. Nice work, and thanks for sharing!
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Dick and Meg, Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:57AM
 
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