Sunday, July 27, 2014

More From Tucson

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I am slowly working on MANY new posts.
As always thank you for being patient!!
Including many new ideas and lots of Exploring!
Next post will once again feature my business of the week. 
Today we again roam around amazing Tucson. 
This was a few months ago when I first started my new and amazing job at the Casino.
I love my new job.  Maybe not the hours   but everyone has to start some were.
The customers and staff is amazing.
For several reasons I will not mention the name here  but if you can recognize the spot --more power to  you  and please come to visit.   I am working the dreaded grave yard shift and you can wake me up!
Day I officially filled out my new hire paper work a few months back.
Almost three months ago now---wow!
New name badge with a full cup of coffee-and a new job   what could be better?
Right after that fun I had some time for some Exploring.
San Xavier Mission
Just down from the big casino you may find Mission Street.   
A great stop for some Exploring for sure.
Tucson is full of missions for sure--I have pictured a few in the past.
This is a large one for sure. 
From the parking lot there is lots to Explore.
From the vendors to several buildings.
Even the surrounding walls are amazing.
Inside the walls are lined with amazing art.
Allowing for some great shots for sure--none of my pictures do this place justice for sure.
If you are really lucky---you can visit during a service.
Each and every wall is covered.
Just to the left of the main building is a smaller shrine.
Filled with candles.
The smell is amazing and hits you long before you enter inside.
It was now time to stretch my legs and Explore outside.
Nearby is a small mountain side to check out.
I saw all kinds of wildlife while roaming the trail--but each was to quick for me to actually capture on film.
Mighty lions mark the way.
Framed view!
Another shrine just past the might lions.
From above rocks spell out all kinds of encouragement.
Actual green country side is VERY rare in Arizona.
Mission from above
On the route into the mission is this large cemetery.
In my defence I did not see the signs to NOT take pictures until I had snapped this one.
I guess posting it kind of shows I am fully guilty.
Several abandoned buildings can also be found to Explore.
Speaking of abandoned buildings--I always find them a thrill to check out.
This is just off of I-10 around the 6th Street area.   I did not venture inside any of these buildings  but would love too!
Even the sign is impressive.
City officials want to tear this sign down because it is an eye sore. 
But I really like it.
The back side offers a truckers special--I am not sure what that is,
but also am not sure if it is not still offered--it is Sixth Street and all.

 This motel features a bar or two and several pools.
And has defiantly seen better days.
But still looks like an amazing place to check out.
I recall many years ago when I was younger and stupider--
Jumping a fence or two in Springfield, Oregon   to a sight were they were tearing down a huge old hotel.
I have not pictures but the place was an Eire mixture of fascinating, spooky, magnificent, and fully wonderful. 
Several of us roamed and ran through the halls and rooms waiting to just suddenly fall through a floor board.
At one point my buddy jumped out a window and landed on a nail---he later got to get a tetanus shot. 
I parked near by at a long ago abandoned
gas station.   You can just make out the towers from the VA in the background.
Many motels that should be abandoned can be found in this area.  And I will do a full post on these very soon.   After staying or almost staying in several over the last few months.
Another terrific sign
Across the street from the old gas station.
Tucson really is full of art of all kinds.
Next post
Finds all of us in Tucson once again.
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