Tag: TRIPS

TRIPS plans underway for 2017-2018

Bonnie Hyra The Quail Creek TRIPS committee members have been hard at work looking into various day trips for residents. This all-volunteer committee has planned some fun, exciting, interesting and educational trips which are available to all Quail Creek residents. In past years, trips have taken participants to the airport, behind-the scenes at the theatre,…

Taste of Tucson Culinary and Street Car Tour

Joyce Shumate Quail Creek TRIPS committee has planned another Taste of Tucson for Thursday, October 19, and will take 20 residents on a tour of food, culture and history of Tucson. The group will carpool to the Mercado San Agustin where the tour begins. Getting on the Tucson streetcar to travel to different restaurants to…

TRIPS tour Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Joyce Shumate On May 17 the Quail Creek Educational TRIPS Committee planned a wonderful full day of learning and observing. The weather could not have been better. Our tour began at the Visitors Center that features several displays and exhibits on astronomy and astrophysics, natural science and cultural history. An informative series of videos prepared…

TRIPS ventures south to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

Refreshment stop at El Marcos; photo by Susan Warburton

Fifty six intrepid TRIPS participants rode the bus south to Nogales, Sonora on April 11. The welcome committee was headed by the President of the Chamber of Commerce. The group was introduced to the area of dental offices and pharmacies frequented by many Quail Creek residents. Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, Town Councilman Gil Lusk and…

Made in Tucson Triple Header

Donna Stoner demonstrates how to make clay the correct leather-like consistency and thickness for cutting shapes. The shapes, when finished, will become part of one of Santa Teresa’s colorful mosaics.

Maryellen Farmer The theme of the day was watching talented artisans work on a recent Made in Tucson tour sponsored by Quail Creek’s TRIPS Committee. Twenty-one residents spent an entire day in early February visiting three notable art venues in Tucson: a tile workshop, a glassblowing studio and a pottery shop. The group first visited…

Whipple Observatory May 17 hosted by TRIPS

Joyce Shumate Quail Creek TRIPS Educational Committee will take 30 Quail Creek residents on a docent-led tour of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. We will meet at the Creative Arts and Tech Center parking lot at 8:00 a.m. to form carpools. The tour originates at the Observatory’s Visitor Center (which opens at 8:30 a.m.). A…

UA campus and behind the scenes theater tour

Joyce Ann Clark On December 7 the Quail Creek TRIPS group experienced a wonderful day on the University of Arizona Campus. Approximately 20 participants enjoyed an outdoor walking tour of the main campus. The extremely knowledgeable docent pointed out all of the resources and attractions available to the non-student public. A few silent moments were…

TRIPS tour to TIA and Pima Air and Space Museum

Special docent tram tour with Dennis McCann, Quail Creek resident

Bonnie Hyra Wednesday, November 16 a TRIPS group of 33 ventured to the Tucson International Airport for an educational behind-the-scenes tour. Vicky Mathews, TIA Communications Director, introduced the participants to the history of the airport and what makes it operate so smoothly. After the video and lecture presentation the group moved about the airport exploring…