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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tubac and Fruit Burritos

Rick Morgan

Just because we have not posted in a week doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy having fun - just the opposite.

After a short stop at LazyDays in Tucson to get our TV antenna replaced (that is a topic for another blog post) we drove a few miles up the road to Catalina State Park. This is a wonderful park and we have been hiking, birding, exploring and just relaxing. But I am getting ahead of myself.

The day before we left Lazydays, our Tucson resident friends Brian and Judy picked us up for a trip to Tubac. Established in 1752 as a Spanish Presido (fort) it is now home to a growing community of artists and artisans. We had a great time wondering through many of the galleries and specialty shops. One “good thing” about calling an RV home is that you don’t have a lot of room to hang paintings or display sculpture – good thing! Our two purchases for the day were some olive oil and balsamic vinegar from The Tubac Olive Oil Company and “must have” garlic and onion savers from a very cool kitchen store.

One advantage of having locals as guides is that they know the best places to eat. Instead of lunch at one of the many Tubac restaurants we drove a couple of miles south to Wisdom’s Café. This is a 69 year old 4th generation family owned establishment with lots of very interesting history. The food was great but the best part by far was their famous fruit burrito.

After our late lunch we made a short stop to the Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company. We left with some of their Hot Picante Sauce. It was then back to Tiger III. Thanks Brian and Judy for a fun day.

A few more pictures here.