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Monday, March 5, 2012

Amado (AZ)

March 3-4, 2012 - Spent the weekend exploring the small towns of Tumacacori and Tubac just a few miles south of here.  There is a National Historical Park at Tumacacori preserving an old mission that operated in the 1700s.  We were lucky enough to be there when tortillas were being made over a mesquite fire in the courtyard.  They were so fresh and good filled with refried beans and salsa.  A presidio (fort) was built at Tubac in the 1700s to protect the missions in the area, but is now a cluster of galleries and artist studios with several great restaurants drawing tourists to the small downtown.

We walked on the Anza Historic Trail for a few hours one day and saw a Bald eagle soaring above the trees along the Santa Cruz River.  We also saw a Cooper's hawk and several bluebirds that day.  We also spent a lot of time relaxing and reading back at the RV.

Mission at Tumacacori National Historical Park

Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs -- Tumacacori Antique Shop

Pat in Tubac courtyard with metal cactus fountain

Trail sign along Anza Historic Trail

Metal sculpture on top of signpost on Anza Historic Trail

Cooper & Teva waiting patiently for us to feed them

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