Tag: TRIPS

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…

TRIPS double header

Bonnie Hyra TRIPS will explore behind-the-scenes at the Tucson International Airport on Wednesday, November 16. Thirty participants will be able to learn about all of the new and exciting things going on at the TIA. The new 252-foot control tower has opened giving the air-traffic controllers better views of all planes on the ground and…

2016-2017 TRIPS spotlights Tucson and beyond

The Quail Creek TRIPS committee members have already been hard at work researching possible day trips for residents. This is an all-volunteer committee that works closely with the POA Liaison Gil Lusk in planning fun, exciting, interesting day trips in and around Tucson. In past years, trips have been planned to the Mirror Lab, Kartchner…