Tag: TRIPS

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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…

TRIPS Committee Taste of Tucson Downtown Tour I & II

Joyce Shumate The Quail Creek TRIPS committee took two groups on the Taste of Tucson Downtown Tour, as the first one was so popular it sold out so quickly. The participants had a unique experience of Downtown Tucson food, culture and history. The two tours had a total of 31 participants, lasted slightly more than…

QC TRIPS group travels to Kartchner Caverns

Joyce Clark A group of Quail Creekers went to Kartchner Caverns on December 3. Everyone was totally wowed by the sound and light show in the Throne Room in front of Kubla Khan, the largest limestone formation in Arizona. Sadly, photos are not permitted to be taken inside the caves.

Port of Tucson – everything but H2O

Group photo of the TRIPS tour

Maryellen Farmer Water was the missing element on a recent TRIPS tour of the Port of Tucson. Everything else was there in this full-service inland port. The Port of Tucson, an active 800+ acre foreign trade zone, provides an access point for rail service for ocean containers from Asia, via the Ports of Los Angeles…

TRIPS Committee planning eventful 2015/2016

Ron Hyra Planning is already underway for a great year of trips in and around Tucson. Research, reservations, planning and coordination are all accomplished by a hardworking team of volunteers. This is the fourth full year of events. The idea originally came together at an Education Committee meeting in the spring of 2012 and the…