or .. at least a few sprinkles .. thunder and lightning … !! Been following local weather forcast.. entire day’s forcast has been ‘Blowing Dust Advisory’ and ‘Thunderstorm’ alerts … as of now … 6:30 pm .. just a few sprinkles of rain .. radar shows we should be getting alot more ?? Temps have cooled down to the mid 80’s .. but .. it was hot (95) again this afternoon.
Decided to check out another ‘Living Desert Courtyard’ .. ($18 for the 2 of us) ..Place is called Tohono Chul (Desert Corner) .. Many different gardens on display .. wildlife .. outdoor living .. container .. etc .. Gardening in Tuscon is alot different .. the Sonoran Desert temperature extremes, intense sun, minimal rain and poor soil lead to landscaping challenges. Some of exhibits show how to use water-conservation plants and methods. Also had a reptile exhibit with snakes .. turtles and a gila lizzard. Got a closeup look at Western Diamondback Rattler .. that we saw at previous campground.
Gila lizard fun fact .. they live most of their life underground .. and are venomous.. biggest lizard and the slowest..
Terri making friends with snake(s)
Next we headed to an upscale indoor/outdoor mall .. mostly designer stores. Our favorite was a gelato franchise called ‘Frost’ .. only about 10 locations in USA .. several overseas … Equipment and ingredients all imported from Italy … We both had cup of raspberry/lemon gelato … excellent .. especially on a hot day ! Unfortunately almost all locations are in West/SouthWest … !!!!