On Saturday, we enjoyed tailgating to get ready to cheer on the Wildcats to victory! We went on a bus ride up to A Mountain and then out to the park for a classic Tucson favorite, Eegee's! It was such a great day and filled with great people.
Category: Out and About
This past week to beat the heat we went to the bowling alley! Residents from both The Inn and Gardens laced up their bowling shoes and enjoyed a fun time together. We also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch too. What a fun way to spend a summers day!
We departed from The Fountains on Thursday morning heading south on our overnight adventure to Tubac, a small town at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains. We arrived at the artisan community just in time for lunch with ample time to explore the many shops and galleries. We arranged our overnight stay at The […]
Today the residents from The Inn and The Gardens enjoyed a tour of the McKale Center! We got to see inside the UofA Women's Basketball team locker rooms, the weight room and the Jim Click Hall of Champions. We even meet a few of the student athletes! This trip was especially great for one our residents, Lee. She worked at the […]
Every time there is a 5th Sunday in the month, residents from The Inn & The Gardens get together to go out to lunch. This month we went somewhere we haven't been before, The Foothills Mall Food Court. The residents had their choice of several kinds of food. They really enjoyed the food and company! […]
Last week a group of residents who have been attending the Beer Tasting Watermark University series over the past 6 months, went to a local brewery, Barrio Brewery, and had an informative tour as well as a tasting of the 10 selections on tap. We learned about the fermentation process and the "chemistry" involved in the art of […]
This past Sunday, the residents from The Gardens went out to lunch at Old Times Kafe. What made this a special lunch outing was that there was a grand total of 23 residents, family members and staff! This was our biggest lunch outing yet! The families at The Gardens love to participate with their loved ones and […]
On this beautiful spring day without a cloud on the sky, we set out on an adventure heading south to "The White Dove of the Desert". The historic San Xavier Mission is a national historic landmark and was founded by Father Kino, the Jesuit pioneer in 1692. Stan, our docent, was so knowledgeable and shared the history of […]
Yesterday The Inn & Gardens ventured out into the wild west and onto Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch! The trip started off with an exciting monster truck ride. While aboard we learned all about ostriches, the Sonoran Desert and other wildlife of the area. Then we got to go fishing, ostrich fishing that is! After we […]
Today we had the opportunity to visit the operations facility for the LINK streetcar and learn about how the eight cars traverse the tracks through downtown Tucson. After we toured the operations center we boarded the streetcar and rode the 3.9 mile loop through downtown, 4th Avenue, The University of Arizona and Banner Medical Center. […]
On Friday February 19th, 2016 residents enjoyed a docent lead tour at the Arizona State Museum. We learned about the tribes that live in different regions of Arizona, including tribes in Tucson. We also viewed the current exhibit, The Intimacies of Faith which had beautiful religious art. The State Museum is the home to one of […]
Every last Thursday of the month the residents at The Inn & Gardens are getting healthier by walking around The Foothills Mall. After we work up a sweat we relax in the Starbucks café in Barnes & Noble,where we sip on delicious drinks. This past week Bayada joined us to have a health talk all about […]
On this rainy day, some of the residents from The Inn & Gardens decided to go and explore the Mini Time Machine Museum. When we got there we were amazed with how big the mini museum was! It was full of doll houses, miniature towns and beautiful exhibits. We all felt like we were submerged […]
Earlier this month the residents from The Inn & Gardens got to enjoy an outing to a classic holiday tradition of toy trains! Once at the Toy Train Museum we were surrounded by lots of trains, elaborate tracks and little towns! It was such a fun day and made us all feel young at heart!
This past Monday a group of us went to go see the movie Woodlawn. We didn't know much about it going in but coming out of the theater we knew one thing; we loved it! It was more than just a football movie and the residents appreciated the values and lessons taught to not only a […]
Today a small group of ladies from The Inn went to the Jewish History Museum. None of us have ever been there or knew much about it but we figured with two Jewish holidays this month that we might as well go learn all about it! Our guides Howard and Ester were both full of knowledge […]
The residents at The Inn enjoyed an outing to the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona. Even before we got into the building we were having a ball! The UofA marching band was practicing close by so we got to enjoy the music and see how they perfect their marches. Once inside we discovered a […]
Today we went out and bowled! Many of our residents were on bowling leagues in the past; so this was familiar ground for them. They all bowled great scores and had lots of fun! We even had pizza for lunch. What a great way to get out and have fun in the summer!
The Inn and Gardens residents went to Sullivan's Ice Cream Parlor for an old-fashioned sundae. Much to our surprise the sundaes were much bigger than we imaged! With old-fashioned décor and a great service, we will soon be there again for a full lunch outing! It was a great way to beat the summer heat!
There is nothing better to do on a hot summer day in July when you live in Tucson then visit a museum! Several of us ventured out to The Center for Creative Photography which archives the work of Ansell Adams along with several other talented pieces. We had a tour with a knowledgeable docent who […]
On one of the hottest days of 2015, 39 residents escaped the heat of the desert on June 19th and traveled up the mountain for relief from the heat and to enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch. Mount Lemmon, with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet, is the highest point in the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains. […]
Lions and tigers and bears oh my! The residents at The Inn and The Gardens saw that and so much more. We learned about animals from all parts of the world. There was also an exhibit explaining the taxidermy process. Because of that, we got to touch and feel antlers, horns, beaver pelts, a wild boar and […]
The Reid Park Zoo, founded in 1967, is a 24-acre city-owned and operated non-profit zoo in Tucson, Arizona. The zoo features more than 500 animals. We had the privillege of having a behind the scenes visit at the Zoo. We got to see baby Nandi, get up close with a 10 year old Rhino and […]
Sandhill cranes migrate to Southern Arizona every year. Many of us never knew this or have seen them. So we decided to do an extraordinary outing to view the sandhill cranes and watch them fly! The sandhill cranes begin arriving in Arizona in September until mid March. They migrate from Cananda, Alaska & Siberia. Wintering […]
It was a perfect day for the zoo! We got to feed the giraffes and even encountered a peacock walking between exhibits.
We took a trip to the Tucson Botanical Gardens and it is in full bloom. After a walk in the beautiful greenery we went to lunch at the Blue Willow Restaurant. A very pleasant afternoon! We look forward to visiting the Tucson Botanical Gardens again soon. In December they offer Luminaria Nights. The Tucson Botanical Gardens […]