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Flora in the desert

March 21st, 2012 by Betty Ross

After a few days of cooler weather, we can now say it feels like spring. Spring has officially begun and the weather is beautiful! Stretch your legs with a walk through the gardens at Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens

Our guests at Desert Dove get to enjoy both of these wonderful parks, along with the desert garden right here! Butterflies, hummingbirds, wildflowers.  Such a relaxing and fun visit for our Tucson guests.

Cactus Heaven

 

Tucson Botanical Gardens and enjoy the colorful blooms. All of the butterflies in the Gardens’ exhibit are hatched from eggs and live as caterpillars in butterfly farms in tropical parts of the world. When the caterpillars change into the pupae or resting stage, they are carefully counted, labeled and packed. In the pupae stage of the butterfly life cycle, no food is required so they can survive the two or three day trip to Tucson. Once they arrive at the Gardens they are housed in a climate controlled environment which allows them to emerge naturally from their pupae. They are then transferred to the Greenhouse where they are released to fly free in a beautiful tropical environment.

 

El Bailar Azteca

February 20th, 2012 by Betty Ross

Tolteca Tlacuilo and La Cocina Restaurant at Old Town Artisans
Event Name: El Bailar Azteca by the Nauhi Ollin Aztec Dancers.
Date: Saturday February 25th & Sunday February 26th, 2012

Times: Saturday: 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM – SUNDAY: 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM
Location: Old Town Artisans courtyard 201 N. Court.

Cost: Free Admission
Event Description: Luis Salinas and family have traveled across the United States and Mexico sharing the dance performances and history of his native people. He was born in Mexico City where his Father taught him the traditional Aztec dances that were handed down to him from his Father .Luis performs these dances with the same pride and passion as did his ancestors hundreds of years ago. Each dance tells a different story.
Luis is keeping this ancient tradition alive in the performances.
Also on Saturday: Tom Short Tucson Musician performing and selling his CD’s.
Sunday: Mrs. Lana Rebel and Kevin Michael Mayfield Tucson Musicians performing
Americana Music and selling their CD’s.

For more information call: Eddie Gallego
( 520 )-623-5787
equetzal@aol.com

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 1st, 2012 by Betty Ross

Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.

Enjoy a stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast in Tucson for a romantic getaway. Vatentine’s Day would be a perfect time to say “I Love You” for that someone special in your life.  Enjoy the Saguaro National Park for a lovely drive at sunset. There are several lookout points and a picnic area where you may wish to enjoy a glass of wine. Have a romantic dinner at one of Tucson fine restaurants. Later soak in our hydrotherapy spa and do some stargazing. A full gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room. We have many collectibles throughout the Inn for your enjoyment.


 

 

Chocolate  ~ Chocolate ~  Chocolate ~  Chocolate  ~ Chocolate  ~ Chocolate ~  Chocolate

Don’t forget that February 14th is a fee-free day here at Saguaro and all other Arizona National Parks in honor of the AZ Centennial  

 

Pima Air & Space Museum

January 7th, 2012 by Betty Ross

January 4, 2012
Boneyard Airplanes Become Art In Tucson    
By Mary Grady, Contributing editor

Six retired military airplanes have been transformed into “monumental works of art” for the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., the museum announced this week. The “Round Trip” exhibit, set to open on Jan. 28, will feature former Air Force aircraft that had been stored for years in desert “boneyards.” Aircraft used as canvases include four DC-3s, a Beechcraft C-45 (a military version of the Beech 18), and a Lockheed VC-140 Jetstar (a 1960s-era jet used for military transport). The cockpit from a Boeing C-97 also was used as a canvas for the show. More than 30 artists from around the world took part in the project.

The show is part of an ongoing Boneyard Project, which launched last summer in New York with the “Nose Job” show, which gave the nose cones from about two dozen military aircraft to artists to use as “canvases.” The Arizona exhibit will include some selections from that show along with more than a dozen new projects that have not been previously exhibited. The Pima museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe and houses more than 125,000 artifacts. The Round Trip show is open to the public from Jan. 28 through the end of May.

Only a short drive to the Air & Space Museum from the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast in Tucson, AZ

Farmers & Artisans Market

November 22nd, 2011 by Betty Ross

Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market
12500 E. Old Spanish Trail Open 9am to 2pm EVERY Saturday

A short drive from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast on Old Spanish Trail will take you to a wonderful farmers market open every Saturday.

2nd Annual Tamale Festival Saturday December 10th, 2011 from 9am to 2pm
SANTA & PONY RIDES  & LIVE MUSIC by John Hall 10 -1 Farmers & Artisans!

Nov. 19th-Thanksgiving Celebration Pet Day & Community SALE behind the Barn Pet Shots 9am to 12

Nov. 26th- Community SALE behind Barn

Dec. 3rd- Semi Annual Book SALE in the Book Nook stall #3

Dec. 10th- 2nd Annual Tamale Festival

Live Music by John Hall 10-1

Dec. 17th- Pet Day & Community SALE behind the Barn

CLOSED Dec. 24th & 31st- Happy Holiday

The Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market first opened in October 2001 and has been growing ever since. We are open every Saturday

8:00am until 1:00 pm during the summer starting May 1st and 9am to 2pm during the winter starting October 1st. The market features farm fresh local produce, arts, crafts, furniture, and many other activities for the entire family.

Enjoy a weekend stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast and stroll the farmers market ….. shopping fun!
Rain or Shine!  Support Your Local

A Perfect Winter Getaway

November 4th, 2011 by Betty Ross

Sunset Desert Dove Bed and BreakfastBed and Breakfast Visits:  A Perfect Winter Getaway
The holidays are usually a time when we like to be in the comfort of our homes or another family member’s home, however this isn’t always the case. Some years, a family or couple simply prefers to spend one of their holidays relaxing and taking in something different, instead of some of the usual traditions that are staples of the season. For local residents, staying in a bed and breakfast to relax could be perfect getaway.
With the temperatures cooling down and the celebration of Thanksgiving coming up this November, a stay at a bed and breakfast would be perfect. Instead of worrying about food preparation in your Tucson home, the short trip to a local bed and breakfast will allow the serving of some delicious and fresh breakfast dishes during the holidays. The prepared food will range from an assortment of fall-inspired breakfast items, including pumpkin mousse and a variety of muffins and toast, among other dishes.
A short trip in the Tucson area, the Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast will be a great haven to families trying to get away from some of the hectic times of the holidays. One of the great features of the Desert Dove is the fact that there are some great attractions and activities within distance of the property. The Colossal Cave Mountain Park will be home to some great events this November and December for visitors interested in taking part in some activities and relaxation at the Desert Dove.
On Sunday November 6, TheColossal Cave Mountain Park will play host to a “Landscaping for Wildlife and Sustainability” event. This program will include a presentation from a key member of the Tucson Audubon Society. The event will be highlighted by step by step information on how to work on, create and maintain a vivid desert.
The park will also be home to an event entitled “Traditional Tales from a Master Storyteller” on Sunday, November 6. Marc Severson, an archaeology expert, will present some great holiday and Native American tales at both 2pm and 3:15pm. Besides these great events this winter, the Colossal Cave Mountain Park will also host their usual ladder tours, wild cave tours and stagecoach rides. With a mixture of interesting wildlife and events, the park makes the perfect relaxing attraction for the holiday season.
With a great combination of both relaxation and local activities, the Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast could be perfect for a stress free holiday weekend or visit. Instead of staying at home and experiencing some of the stressors that can sometimes hinder the holiday season, taking a departure from the common holiday activities and visiting a bed and breakfast could be the perfect winter getaway.

Written by Meghan Preston

 

Treasures of Arizona book features Desert Dove

September 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast as featured in Treasures of Arizona, page 31.

Breakfast.“Take a step back in time to the Old West with a relaxing stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, where innkeepers Harvey and Betty Rose dedicate themselves to the ultimate comfort of their guests. Housed in an authentic Territorial adobe home, this inviting bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of the Southwest’s pioneer days while keeping you firmly in the lap of luxury with modern amenities and comforts, such as wireless Internet, a hydrotherapy spa and delicious gourmet breakfasts and treats. The Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms, each with its own entrance and bath. The Rosses are avid collectors and have lovingly furnished the inn with antique and period furnishings, along with wonderful collections of dolls, vintage toys and quilts. In the morning, savory scents lure guests to the kitchen, where Betty,a culinary artist of some renown, treats them to a scrumptious breakfast. A 1927 wood-burning cook stove dominates on corner of the inviting country kitchen, while Betty turns out homemade muffins or sensational Southwest-style frittatas with fresh salsa for your dining pleasure. Visitors here release favorable reports to Arrington’s Inn Traveler, which has honored the Desert Dove on several occasions, including a second place for customer service. Desert Dove is just a short walk from Saguaro National Park East and convenient to numerous Arizona attractions, including Desert Museum and Colossal Cave. Experience serene comfort in the desert with a stay at Desert Dove Bed &

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