Tag: TRIPS

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…

TRIPS ­— behind the scenes at the zoo

Bonnie Hyra TRIPS organized a tour to the Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, April 7. Sixteen Quail Creek residents were able to see what goes on behind the scenes. Emphasis on keeping the animals in top condition was obvious. The tour group was able to watch food prep in the kitchen where only the best…