The Geek Homestead visits The Thing in Benson, Arizona. Was it amazing? Not to everyone! Was it fun? Yes, even though we didn't get everyone ice cream afterwards.
Every year, we make a trip to see desert wildflowers. Now that we live in the desert, we don't have to travel far. And our day trip to Picacho Peak State Park did not disappoint.
The Geek Homestead visits the 22nd Street Gem and Mineral Showcase and has a blast!
Josh unexpectedly had the day off yesterday so we spent most of the day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, close to Saguaro National Park (West). We bought the family membership last year when we first moved to the area and it is definitely worth the $125 a year for all 8 of us! The single-use admission tickets would have cost more I think.
The Desert Museum is a unique experience: a zoo, botanical garden, an aquarium, natural history museum, and art gallery all rolled into one. We loved every minute and even though it was our second visit, we still were not able to see everything. We will have to come back again to see the aquarium, art gallery, the raptor free flight and walk the full desert loop trail. The museum’s high rating on TripAdvisor is well-deserved!
This was Josh’s first visit to the Desert Museum. It was actually quite busy today because of the federal holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.) but the park is so large that everyone filters through and it wasn’t too crowded once we were inside.
Because the Desert Museum covers so many different areas of interest, I will be focusing on mostly the animals in this post.(more…)