Sunday, April 8, 2007

Day Four Vacation - Monday, April 2, 2007

At Lynn and Cindy's recommendation, we drove to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. We arrived early so as to beat the heat because this is not a museum like you think of a museum. It is mostly outdoors showing the desert in its natural setting. It was also part zoo with many animals and birds you might see in the desert and there were also some indoor exhibits. It was really a neat place and definintely a place you could visit more than once. We stayed there until about lunch time. Then we decided that we had time to drive south to the Kartchner Caverns.

I had purchased tickets for Kartchner Caverns for the 9:40 a.m. tour, but we decided on going to the Desert Museum when it was cooler in the a.m. and then hitting the caverns at the hottest part of the day so we took a chance that we could reschedule our tickets. We arrived around 12:30 p.m. hoping we could get in for the the 12:40 tour, but they were booked up until 3:20 p.m. We decided to stay. Gary was NOT a happy camper (no pun intended!) about having to wait. Patience is not in his vocabulary. They had a 45 minute film about the discovery of the caverns and also displays that we could look at while we waited. When we finally got to the Throne Room and Rotunda tour, it was sooo worth it! The caverns were magnificent! Unfortunately, they don't allow photographs at all. I purchased postcards to use in the scrapbook, though, so at least I have some pictures of it.

Once again, the weather was perfect! In the upper 80's! I could get used to that!

Well, gotta go! Until next time...