We have been really getting out and about the last few days.
Wednesday we went to the Sonora Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum http://www.desertmuseum.org/ . This is really more of an outdoor zoo than a museum and it has all of the wildlife of the Sonora Desert. We began and ended our day with a visit to the hummingbird aviary and spent hours wandering around looking at all of the exhibits.
Thursday we went to San Xavier del Bac Mission http://www.sanxaviermission.org about 10 miles south of Tucson. The original mission was founded in 1692. The current church was built 1783 – 1797. As you can see from our pictures it has been undergoing restoration. We were surprised at how much smaller this mission is compared to the California Missions that we are more familiar with.
Friday we went to the Pima Air & Space Museum http://www.pimaair.org/ . The museum has over 275 air planes and helicopters. Although, most are military they also have commercial civilian planes as well. They even have a piece of actual Moon rock. We got to walk through President Kennedy’s Air Force One. The planes are from the 1930s through the 1990s.
They also have some very unique airplanes like the Super Guppy and the SR-71.