It seems that the whole state of Arizona is just filled with artisans who create amazingly beautiful pieces. If you love art, the little town of Tubac, located about an hour south of Tucson is worth a visit.
In the 1960’s Tubac became an art colony. Painter Dale Nichols opened an art school and restored some of Tubac’s historic buildings. Since that time, many artists have learned their trades there.
And many are still there creating beautiful things.
If I didn’t live in a 400 square foot motorhome, this family of metal Javelinas would have found a new home.
Want to find something unique and beautiful? Don’t miss Tubac!
Rooster Cogburn’s Ostrich Ranch
Located about an hour north of Tucson, Rooster Cogburn’s Ostrich Ranch is another must-see! Here is a huge petting zoo featuring ostriches, donkeys, deer, goats, colorful birds, rabbits, ducks and much more!
What is unique about this place is that for a minimal fee, they supply you with feed and through signage, they instruct you on how and what to feed each animal.
The animals are used to being fed and all are friendly and waiting for you!
Here they supplied a stick with honey and seeds for the parakeets who all massed in a colorful display to strip my stick in a matter of minutes.
The ostriches will eat out of your hand if you dare.
The Rainbow Lorikeets turned out to be my favorite of all the exhibits. These beautiful birds land on you and drink nectar out of a cup you hold. We were literally covered in colorful, friendly birds.
A sign overhead stated that it is considered good luck to be pooped on by a Lorikeet. Both of us managed to get out of the exhibit unscathed. A minor miracle.
Next week, I will try to wrap up our stay in Tucson with a few more must sees. Truly the state of Arizona has been an amazing experience for us. We will miss the people, the beautiful landscapes and the unique experiences.