Visiting the Lovely Sonora Desert Museum in Tuscon Arizona

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I visited Tucson Arizona in the fall of 2013 so this is another post I am writing from memory.  I wasn't really that excited about seeing the desert, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the two-story high cactus, the colorful sunsets were gorgeous, and I loved the beautiful colors of some of the flowers all over the Tuscon area. 

There is also a lot to do in Tucson area.  My favorite attraction was this Sonora Desert Museum which is number one of 274 things to do on TripAdvisor in the Tuscon area.  I recommend spending several hours there as there is so much to see especially if you like to take photos as much as I do there are prairie dogs, a hummingbird exhibit, as well as several beautiful gardens. 

The Sonora Desert Museum is definitely a place I would love visiting again someday.  We were there for a week and actually considered going back for a second day!  I definitely learned that the desert is just as beautiful as any tropical islands I've visited.  The admission fee for adults is $19.50 a person which I thought was very reasonable.  Here is a link to their web site for more information:  Sonora Desert Museum

96996444Here is a cute little otter that took me forever to get a decent photo of.  They swim so fast and gracefully.
96996444The prairie dogs look so cute and cuddly.  Too bad their claws and teeth are so sharp!
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96996444This mountain goat was quite a long ways away from me, but was staring right at me so I tried to get a satisfactory photo of him/her.
96996444I tried for a long time to get a good shot of a hummingbird, but I was new to using my DSLR so it's not anywhere near perfect, but they were beautiful!

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Living in Florida, I don't get to see many rock formations or mountains so images like the one below were a treat.
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There generally isn't a lot of water in the streams, but the area had recently gotten a lot of rainfall so that made the area especially colorful and interesting.
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The cactus gardens were so much more colorful than I expected!
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I will leave you with one of the lovely sunsets I saw

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Thank you so much for reading.  As always I love hearing your feedback and comments.  Take care my friends and I hope have a wonderful week.

~Michelle