Southern Arizona Road Trip

Yesterday I logged 450 miles in my car, crisscrossing (jump! jump!) across Southern Arizona. I had four freelance travel articles I’m working on for the local paper, and a free day to gather a bunch of photography and interviews. Voila — a day with lots of coffee, lots of driving and catching up on podcasts, and several times when I caught myself feeling a bit like Nancy Drew, out on the hunt for a clue.
Here is a random assortment of photos taken during my day, including the two hours I spent with a nun at a monastery. Nope, that’s not a punch line. And no, I’m not Catholic. It was a peaceful yet unsettling experience.

Tucson:

Hotel Congress Coffee shop

Coffee shop at the Hotel Congress.

Hotel Congress Penny Floor

Floor made of pennies!

HOTEL CONGRESS

Bisbee:

Copper queen sign with flowers
old door handles, hotel congress

I love the historic details in these old hotels.

TR room sign

St. David:

Virgen altar art
Sanctuary walkway
sun filled cross

That cross is gigantic — about 6 stories tall. Luckily, St. David has a population of less than 1,000 I’d guess. So no one is complaining too much about the showy monks.

~K