Stranger Fruit

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I’ve been away for a few days, spending some time relaxing in southern Arizona. Two highlights are worth mentioning; a visit to Kartchner Caverns to see the various speleothems (above is ‘Kubla Khan’ believed to be the largest column in Arizona at 58 feet and here are some more photos that can only hint at what you see in the cavern) and a visit to the the Pima Air and Space Museum.

The latter has a huge collection of aircraft (both inside and out), in particular a beautifully restored B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’, a brace of B-52 ‘Stratofortress’  and a SR-71 ‘Blackbird’. The littlest Lynch got a huge kick out of being in the Douglas VC-118A used on shorter trips as Air Force One by both Kennedy and Johnson.

So there you have it … two recommendations should you find yourself in the Tucson area.

Comments

  1. #1 MightyMu
    August 2, 2008

    I will be in Tucson next week. :)

    Always wanted to get out to the air and space museum, maybe this time I’ll actually do it. I had no idea the caverns were there, though. Looks spectacular!

  2. #2 Lassi Hippeläinen
    August 3, 2008

    Do they really spell it without the last ‘i’?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kublai_khan

  3. #3 John Lynch
    August 3, 2008

    Yes.

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