Saturday, March 5, 2016

Welcome to Tucson

Some of my friends and family are in Tucson for the first time. Here are some things you need to know if you spend time here:

  • Drink lots of water. This is a desert, and dehydration is a serious problem. If you can't carry water around with you, note that all businesses must provide free water to guests. Pro-tip: go to Trader Joe's and stock up on their bottled water. It's ridiculously cheap.
  • Try the Mexican food. Even if you're not a fan of Mexican cuisine (it's not really my thing), it's worth getting the authentic experience at least once.
  • Eat at Eegee's. Not going to fill this list with food recommendations, but Eegee's is a uniquely South Arizona experience. I mean, it's just sandwiches, fries, and frozen drinks, but it's oddly charming.
  • Check out the sunsets. Usually around 6-7pm, depending on the time of year, it's worth poking your head outside to see if you can catch the sunset--the way the light plays off of the Catalinas or the lovely pinks, blues, and golds of the clouds near the horizon.
  • Go into the mountains. Enter a canyon, perhaps, or take a drive up Mount Lemmon. The mountains incredible views and other things worth checking out. You could spend years here and never explore it all, but it's worth going in for a taste.
Aaaand, that's about all I've got right now. Sorry, it's nearly 1AM, so I am not capable of staying coherent for much longer.

Tucson's pretty great, though. I recommend it.

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