Tag: TRIPS

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…

TRIPS Group explores UA campus marvels

TRIPS participants in front of Old Main before architectural tour of UA west campus after AZ State Museum visit.

Bonnie Hyra Eighteen Quail Creek residents journeyed to University of Arizona campus to the Arizona State Museum for a docent-led tour of the Native American exhibits. There was so much to see and learn from each of the 10 hallways of peoples. Participants were also interested in the Pottery Project which has catalogued and displayed…

TRIPS group ventures to Tucson Museum of Art

Awaiting our turn to tour the museum.

On Thursday, February 12, a lively group of Quail Creek day-trippers arrived at the Tucson Museum of Art for two docent led tours. Due to the popularity of the current exhibits, we decided not to try to find spaces in the museum parking lot. Instead, we parked very conveniently in the El Presidio garage about…

Educational Trips Committee hosts first day trip to Benson, AZ

Gallery of Dreams

On April 11 the Educational TRIPS Committee held its first minivan day trip. This was a 180 mile loop southeast to Benson, Arizona, and back to Quail Creek for 30 participants. Holy Trinity Monastery with its lovely chapel and peaceful ponds offers spiritual retreats in the village of St. David. Lovers of Southwest history and…