Tag: Tucson

Tucson, Arizona: La Encantada Shopping Center

La Encantada Shopping Center Skyline Drive & Campbell Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 299-3556 Website: LaEncantadaShoppingCenter.com Where does a stylish terrier take his People to shop for their summer wardrobes? The Tommy Bahama boutique at La Encantada, of course – or any of the high-end stores in this beautiful outdoor shopping center nestled in the foothills of Tucson’s Catalina Mountains.… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: The Cup at Hotel Congress

The Cup at Hotel Congress 311 East Congress Street Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 622-8848 Website: HotelCongress.com Arizona’s oldest continuously operating hotel is the home of one of Tucson’s best breakfast spots, The Cup Café, and on any given morning, you’ll find dogs seated beneath at least one of the outdoor tables. (I hear The Cup offers a mighty fine lunch,… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: Barrio Food and Drink

Barrio 135 South 6th Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 629-0191 Although this popular restaurant receives good reviews, friends visiting from New York tried it out and had quite a very impression of the place. (“Terrible atmosphere,” said my lady friend, a designer of high-end men’s furnishings. “Maybe the lights were so bright so we could see that both my fork… Read more →

My Stop in the Sonoran Desert – Green, Prickly, Filled with Furry Critters (The Grand Tour)

The first stop on my trip is in Tucson, Arizona, in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. I used to think deserts were empty places, all brown and dusty with just a few snakes and lizards crawling about – but this desert is rather green, and quite prickly. And many furry little creatures live here. Watch carefully and you’ll see rock squirrels… Read more →