We had the pleasure of having Bill & Jeannine Becker as guests for a one night stay at our bed & breakfast . As innkeepers, we feel every blessed to have such a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world. It was great talking with them about their weekend adventures. Both Bill & Jeannine love to travel and see the local attractions. Desert Dove, being so close to a National Park, is a big plus for us and our guests. Thanks Bill & Jeannine for choosing to stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. We hope you can return in the future. Read their full blog on the Senior Citizens Travel Journal
Bill & Jeannine Becker write for the Senior Citizens Travel Journal
Beckers’ Second and Third Days in So. Arizona
We left Kartchner Caverns and continued driving south to Tubac having heard from senior friends that it was an artist’s colony and worth a visit. We discovered that Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish Presidio…that’s a really fancy word for fort, which I didn’t know. The village remembers this colorful history at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park with a museum that brings to life days of long ago. Here senior visitors could easily spend a day wandering amongst the wealth of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, leather, crafts, antiques and jewelry shops…all hosted by the working artists whose studios fill the village. jeb found a cigar and I a bar of soap for my sister. We’re big shoppers as you can see.
Leaving Tubac, we returned to the southwest side of Tucson, to the area bordering the Saguaro National Park where our room at the Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast was waiting for us. What a wonderful choice my husband made with this B&B! Harvey and Betty were ready for our arrival. They showed us to our room, invited us to enjoy their outdoor garden, gave us a map of the park and told us how to get to our restaurant for dinner. I was already looking forward to coffee in the morning and some time in the garden before breakfast.
We drove a couple of miles and found ourselves in the Saguaro National Park, surrounded by a lush, green desert…that sounds rather oxymoranish to me…however lush green desert is exactly what it was. Although I doubt it stays this green or lush very long. Several of the cacti were flowering and there were trees and more green than brown color in the desert. Of course, lots of saguaro cactus, but we learned not nearly the number there were years ago. It’s a lovely drive through the park.