Southern Arizona
   October 2003




Sat. 10/25
Fly Southwest to Phoenix; pick up Budget rental car. Drive two hours south to Tucson and go west through the mountain pass to Casa Tierra B&B (4 nights). Visit Saguaro National Park (5 minutes away).

Sun 10/26
Visit Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. More desert hiking. Arrive at Kitt Peak National Observatory by 4 to do a self-guided tour before the evening program.

Mon 10/27
Hike in desert. Tour Mission San Xavier del Bac, artsy Tubac (well, it wasn't that artsy). Watch sunset on B&B deck

Tues 10/28
Downtown Tucson walking tour, more desert hiking, another sunset.

Wed 10/29
Visit Titan Missile Museum (it wasn't open Monday!). Head out toward Bisbee, stopping in Tombstone. Check into Copper Queen Hotel (2 nights). Dinner in Bisbee at Café Roka.

Thursday 10/30
Chiricahua National Monument hikes.

Friday 10/31
Take the morning's first Copper Queen mine tour. Drive to Phoenix. Stay overnight with cousins Penny and Chuck.

Saturday 11/1
Return rental car and fly home.