Tag: TRIPS

TRIPS explores U of A campus

Bonnie Hyra Intrepid TRIPS participants ventured on foot and streetcar from west of I-10 to UA Old Main building discovering Tucson on this all-day tour lead by a TRIPS committee member. The group is assembled in front of the BEAR DOWN bear on University Blvd. before entering campus. Tour concluded back at San Augustin del…

Chinese Festival performance woos Quail Creek TRIPS

  Bonnie Hyra Dancing. Singing. Martial Arts. Symphony. Thirty-one Quail Creek TRIPS participants were able to enjoy a fabulous afternoon of amazing performances presented by the Tucson Chinese Community. The splendid program was coordinated by the Confucius Institute at the University of AZ. In its eighth year the festival is a showcase of both Tucson…

TRIPS to explore Tucson

  Bonnie Hyra This special tour of Tucson is a result of five years of TRIPS day excursions by a commutate street explorer. This streetcar/walking tour is for Quail Creek residents unfamiliar with our town—a combo of history, architecture and amazing places not on any tourist trail. Ever wonder why UA teams yell, “Bear Down!”…

TRIPS at Flandrau Planetarium

  Joyce Clark One of the most exciting and educational day trips to the University of Arizona campus is a visit to the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. On January 24, 32 Quail Creek (TRIPS) participants experienced a double full dome viewing program. During “Tucson and The Sky Beyond” everyone learned how to find the…

TRIPS Made In Tucson IV a success

Joyce Clark TRIPS educational day tours once again celebrated entrepreneurship in Tucson on November 14. The group began the tour day by learning about the history and process of making Italian gelato at Pistachio Gelato on Campbell Ave. Elio Sottoscritto and his partners were extremely enthusiastic hosts as they emphasized the healthy ingredients used in…

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…