Tag: QC Trips Committee

History tour of Tucson

Joyce Shumate Another great tour by the QC TRIPS Educational committee. On October 6, a lucky group of 22 residents got to travel to Tucson to learn about the history of Tucson and ride the modern streetcar. We gathered at the Madera Clubhouse to form our car pools and drove to the Mercado, San Agustin…

UA Campus Experience Tour set for December 7

On Wednesday, December 7, the TRIPS committee of Quail Creek will offer a combination tour on the University of Arizona Campus. Beginning at the U.A. Visitors Center, approximately 20 participants will participate in an outdoor walking tour of the Main Campus, during which the docent will point out all of the resources and attractions available…

TRIPS goes to the Flandrau

Bonnie Hyra Stars. Galaxies. Constellations. All of this and much more was highlighted on February 2 for the TRIPS committee 30 member tour group. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium is located on the University of Arizona campus. The group experienced a beautiful journey through the Tucson Sky and Beyond on the sky dome. Tour members…

TRIPS going to the zoo

Bonnie Hyra Once again the TRIPS Committee has planned an event open to all Quail Creek residents. Twenty-four participants will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, April 7. The Zoo Education Team will acquaint the group with what really goes on 24/7 to keep animals healthy…

Trips celebrates Chinese New Year in style

Ron Hyra What a day! Thirty two Quail Creek residents attended the performance showcase for the 2015 Arizona Chinese New Year Festival on January 31. The Confucius Institute of the University of Arizona sponsored this extravaganza for all to enjoy the colorful Chinese Culture celebrating the Year of the Sheep. The first part of the…

Educational Trips Committee hosts first day trip to Benson, AZ

Gallery of Dreams

On April 11 the Educational TRIPS Committee held its first minivan day trip. This was a 180 mile loop southeast to Benson, Arizona, and back to Quail Creek for 30 participants. Holy Trinity Monastery with its lovely chapel and peaceful ponds offers spiritual retreats in the village of St. David. Lovers of Southwest history and…

TRIPS Educational Committee hosts tour of Biosphere 2

Joyce M. On March 20, 27 Quail Creek residents participated in a TRIPS Committee sponsored tour of Biosphere 2, which is located near Oracle. Biosphere 2 is the world’s largest laboratory for the study of earth science. Water is very important in Arizona and Biosphere 2 scientists learn how water moves through different soil systems…

Quail Creek Day Trippers

On February 26 the TRIPS Committee of Quail Creek sponsored a day trip to Tanque Verde Ranch for lunch and a matinee at the ever popular Gaslight Theater. The day was enjoyed by 56 participants. Everyone appreciated the variety and good taste of the luncheon buffet, especially the desserts. The Gaslight Theater’s performance of the…

QC Day Trippers get in a holiday mood

Joyce Clark In addition to their pre planned monthly educational trips, the Quail Creek Trips Committee offered a December day trip. The day began with a docent led tour of The Mini Time Machine Museum of antique and contemporary miniatures. Many of these displays were decorated with a holiday theme. In addition, there was also…