Friday, January 10 – After we left the Tumacacori National Historical Park, we then traveled a little over a mile north on the I-19 access road to the Tumacacori Mesquite Sawmill.
Paul, being a woodworker and wood carver, enjoys finding local woods for projects he may do in his spare time. He's in search of some native wood pieces to build a rustic dining room table and thought they might have some interesting pieces.
The rough sawed Mesquite was beautiful but sadly very expensive. Then, of course, there is the problem of hauling it all over the country before he can put it to use. Darn! They have some outstanding pieces in their shop. We wanted to buy this piece for our new son-in-law, Dave. We love you but not that much. LOL
So we left empty handed and headed to our final destination for the day.
The artsy city of Tubac, Arizona, was our final stop.
Surrounded by dramatic high desert vistas, the village of Tubac features over 100 eclectic shops and world class galleries situated along meandering streets and hidden courtyards.
One could spend an entire day wandering amongst this wealth of painting, sculpture, ceramics, regional fashion, leather and jewelry. There is a significant Native American influence and Mexican craftsmanship present in the items on display and for sale.
There are numerous locally owned restaurants and bars offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you won't go away hungry if your looking for something to eat.
K. Newby Gallery has a wonderful sculpture garden.
This isn’t really our cup of tea, but we enjoyed strolling along the streets, stopping in numerous shops. We mostly were window-shopping, but Marsha was able to find a couple gifts which she always seems to be looking to buy.
On our drive back to the 5er, a miracle occurred. We saw our first crested saguaro. We have been looking since 2009. Paul saw it from a distance. He pulled over and Marsha jumped out. Yipee! It is a miracle!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!