June 15, 2018

REVIEW OF THE TUCSON DESERT MUSEUM: MANTA RAYS IN THE DESERT?

Manta Ray

Tucson Desert Museum Rattlesnakes and lizards were expected at the Tucson Desert Museum but Manta Rays in the desert? The Museum was founded in 1952 and is dedicated to interpreting the bi-national Sonoran Desert region. The Desert Museum came highly recommended to us, but, truthfully, we were disappointed. Now, children would love this place with live animal shows, raptors, gems, fossils, paleontology exhibits and more. Cons We thought the entrance fee ($19.95 per senior) was very high-even with a military discount of $17.95. We visited for the Hummingbird Aviary but there weren’t many birds there the day we went. When we visited, temperatures were already soaring above 100 degrees. That…

May 30, 2018

TAKE BACK ROADS TO EXPLORE AMERICA!

Take Back Roads to Explore America!   The Traveling Seniors ALWAYS travel back roads. Why?  Exploring America and her inspiring people is most rewarding along back roads and scenic byways! Backroads vacations are so easy in retirement travel!  The pavement is smooth, traffic is sparse and the scenery is breathtaking. We can drive at our own pace. We can pull off the road to take photos or a break at almost any time. Backroads adventures are just waiting for you!   How to Find Back Roads One way to find byways is to visit scenicbyways.info. On that site, search by state or follow the dots on the map provided. Another…

May 29, 2018

8 TIPS FOR BACKROADS TRIPS

8 TIPS FOR BACKROADS TRIPS Two people, eight states and thousands of miles. A recent Traveling Seniors backroads trip was one of the most exhilarating experiences we’ve each ever had!   8 Tips for Roadtrips:  Do NOT plan and DO NOT set daily goals! Sound counterproductive? It isn’t! Aside from hotel reservations at places like the Grand Canyon and other high traffic attractions, we simply do not plan by date OR by navigation. As long as we headed toward our ultimate destination, we were fine on a recent 36-day roadtrip with wherever Siri took us. Set the car’s navigation to settings OTHER than “fastest route.” You will  head down backroads and…

May 29, 2018

INCA’S RESTAURANT TUCSON

We spent a lovely evening dining at Inca’s Restaurant (www.incasperuviancuisine.com) at 6878 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson! This restaurant is one of our favorites in Tucson! Guy Fieri visited here, folks, and he loved it! We did too! Start your meal with the famous roasted Chocio, Peruvian corn.  Stu drank the Chicha Morada, made with dry imported purple corn, fresh pineapples, apples, and cinnamon. It is full of antioxidants and delicious! The Jalea de Mariscos was divine! From chicken to vegetarian to seafood, enjoy Inca’s as you listen to live Peruvian music while you dine! The owner is adorable and her son is the restaurant’s manager. Nephews help wait tables….