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#WeekendCoffeeShare, Quick Break Edition

March 11, 2018 , , ,

Giant

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If we were having coffee I would offer you a drink and a cozy place to sit while I tell you about the short trip from which we just returned.  This weekend was the perfect time to visit Santa Cruz County, AZ.  The birds are returning to Madera Canyon, a National Forrest area very popular with many species of migratory birds and their fans.  We spent an afternoon in Tubac enjoying art and an excellent meal.  My partner had a specific purchase in mind, but we always like to see the galleries and the shows at the Tubac Center for the Arts.  The town is walkable with plenty of parking, even on the busiest days.  This weekend they held an art walk to attract customers.  It worked for us.  Bob found the belt he wanted.  We enjoyed seeing paintings, sculpture, and lots of lovely jewelry.  We took in the current exhibits at the Center for the Arts, a small and very high quality museum in the middle of town.

His belt needed to be sized, so we went to Elvira’s, a restaurant we like, for lunch.  I tried the chile relleno Frida Kahlo , which is an elaborate version of the stuffed classic fried whole chile.  Bob order tongue with two kinds of mole. The place was jammed, so service was understandably slow.  The waiter gave us an apology up front, and brought us some free guacamole to pass the time.  We were in no rush.  The mango margaritas with tajín and salt on the rim are excellent, as is the very exotic cheese crisp, not your standard tortilla. The place is decorated with thousands of glass drops, and many mirrors, which gives it a super festive look.  It was the perfect place to spend our lunch break.

wild turkey in Madera Canyon

wild turkey in Madera Canyon

Today we walked around in Madera Canyon, enjoying a cool misty day.  We saw a few species of birds and a porcupine, but our big nature thrill was wild turkeys.  We ran into several groups while we walked.  We stopped to see the feeders at the Santa Cruz Lodge, a famous place for bird watching. The gift shop carries excellent merchandise.  I came home with a small piece of pottery that I adore and can exhibit in my china cabinet.  Our trip had a little bit of everything.  It felt as if we had been away on a longer vacation. We got a full recharge and rejuvenate on about 24 hours away from home. It feels a little bit magical.  I am refreshed for work tomorrow.

#weekendcoffeeshare

#weekendcoffeeshare

Let me pour you another cup, or glass, of whatever you are drinking while you tell me about your week.  I have been a lazy writer, but I hope this fate has not befallen any of you.  How is the writing going?  And life?  If you are still thirsty for more digital coffee, please join us each weekend at Eclectic Ali’s.  You are welcome to read, comment, or submit your own coffee share post here.  Cheers! I hope your week will be rewarding and fun.

 

 

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I guess I didn’t realize turkey made it that far west. I occasionally see them beside the road and even have had them in the yard down on Cape Cod. Dangerous, since it is close to Plymouth were the first Thanksgiving took place 😉

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trentpmcd

March 12, 2018

what a wonderful way to refresh –

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ksbeth

March 12, 2018

Sounds like an awesome trip! Have a great week.

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curtmercer

March 12, 2018

I love hearing about your trips in Az.. I have only been there twice and not had much chance to spend seeing the sights. The margaritas sound fabulous. How was the chile relleno?

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 15, 2018

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