Vacation in Tuscon: Zoo, Pima Air Museum, Johnny Ringo Grave and Mt. Lemmon Byway
The girls had a great time visiting so many places in Tuscon. The zoo is surprisingly nice and it's different as you actually get more close up visits to the animals. It was very clean as well and wasn't overly crowded as many places can be. I suppose getting there early might also have helped with crowd control but with a day that turned into 115, it was the smart thing to do. We also visited the Pima Air Museum which houses a huge array of airplanes throughout history. It was quite the site and had the most friendly volunteers and working. It's a non-profit that really knows how to put together a great visit from the clean and orderly visitor's shop to the really nice cafe to the five hangers of planes for the different time points. There are also many planes outside both military and commercial. The best part for the girls were the hands on planes that allowed them to go into the cockpit and experience what the controls were like. They loved it!
We also thought about visiting Tombstone again but diverted to an area known for having many ghost towns and the grave site of Johnny Ringo (famed outlaw on Tombstone the movie). It was a very long drive and ended up putting a closure to our mini vacation. Tombstone is one of my favorite movies so seeing a bit more of history is always fun even though Ringo's life was romanticized a bit or maybe more than a bit.
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