Back in Tucson to visit with friends

Nov 4-13, 2016; Tucson, AZ

Staying at an RV Park very near the San Xavier Mission and Tohono O'odham reservation.

The mission was built in the mid-1800's and is still an active church.  Parts of it are undergoing renovation as they seek to preserve the beautiful wood carvings and painting on the interior.  The exterior is beautifully landscaped with native plants.  I always find it to  be a restful and spiritual place.  The nearby cemetery, although closed to the general public is also a beautiful experience.  The markers are covered in bright colored flowers and wreaths (no photography is allowed).

Madera Canyon - huge destination for birders - known for hummingbirds!

But, apparently, not at this time of year.  We saw very few birds and NO hummingbirds.  Guess I'll have to do some more research and come back at the appropriate time.  But, it was a lovely hike and we did see a deer.

Lovely fall day

Sonoran hot dogs - apparently they're a thing.

I've heard about Sonoran Hot Dogs - apparently, they are quite a popular item and lot's and lot's of mexican restaurants and food carts offer their own take on them.  I checked 2 of the most highly recommended places and, even though I do love hot dogs, have to say that they are not anything very special.  Basically, a dog wrapped in bacon, accompanied by beans, onions, etc on a grilled, buttered bun.  

Great authentic food, frequented by locals

No frills - just good food

My not so spectacular Sonoran Hot Dog (the bun was very good though)

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