So the next stop was Tucson... I was looking forward to seeing lots of Cacti. It was Lala's turn to drive - it was yet another 4 hour drive.
We stopped en route for a bite to eat. Again we arrived out our hotel earlier than check-in and our room wasn't ready.... But they upgraded us to a fireplace room :) what a difference to how the staff treated us at the hotel in Sedona. The room was amazing....and huge. We stayed at Lodge On The Desert.
It was very Hacienda like and reminded us a lot of the hotel we stayed in when we went to Tulum, Mexico. As we arrived fairly early, we had most the afternoon left and so we went to the Sonora Desert Museum . We definitely saw lots of cacti there.
|and this strange looking creature hahahaha|
In the evening, we decided we wanted pizza.... So we looked on my Satnav!! BIG MISTAKE... It took us to a bowling alley with a rather dodgy pizza cafe!! So we decided to look elsewhere. We found the trendy part of Tucson .... It had such a buzzing vibe and we found a wonderful Pizza Restaurant called Magpies Gourmet Pizza. It was soooooo yummy.... We thought Arturo's in NYC was the best pizza ever.... But think this was better :)
The next day we drove to Tombstone. Lala has been to Tombstone before and loved it last time. She knew I would too. It's an hour and half drive to Tombstone. We first stopped at Boothill Graveyard when there are over 250 graves. Many of those buried there were cowboys. Many of the stones were engraved with the name and how the person died.
|this made us laugh.... not laughable for George Johnson though!|
Next stop was to the main road in Tombstone. It was just like in the Western Movies. Lots of people were dressed in fancy dress.
We ate Big Nose Kate's Saloon which was lots of good fun - lots of Country and Western music and singing... A lot like it would have been in the 1800s. The downside was the only thing we could eat on the menu was pizza and we had pizza the previous night... But the lively fun atmosphere was worth it
We also visited the Courthouse too.
That night, we ate at the hotel restaurant. The chef at the hotel was 2011-2012 Iron Chef Tucson Champion. The food was good.
We loved Tucson and both wished we'd spent more than 2 nights there. We decided we should have spent 3 nights in Sedona and 3 in Tucson. It's a fun place and we would definitely recommend The Lodge on the Desert Hotel.
Next stop .... Las Vegas :)