Feb 23

Sabino Canyon After the Snow

Tucson and Southern Arizona had quite a snow storm on the afternoon and evening of February 19, with snow levels falling to 2000 feet. The morning after, I had the chance to spend a couple of hours in Sabino Canyon hiking. The air had already started to warm, so most of snow on the ground below …

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Jan 18

Railroad photography at “Three Bridges”

Great scenery. Big trains. Photo opportunities. This is the Three Bridges area at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve just east of Vail, Arizona.   Located about 25 miles southeast of downtown Tucson, this spot is a great place to spend a couple of early morning or late afternoon hours photographing big trains combined with the great …

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Dec 11

A Visit to the Mt Lemmon Sky Center

Mt Lemmon Sky Center Schulman telescope

Atop the Santa Catalina’s Mt Lemmon is the University of Arizona Steward Observatory, home of the Mt Lemmon Sky Center. The Sky Center is a learning center that allows the public to not only explore the night skies, but also learn about other scientific, historical, and natural wonders of the Catalina Mountains. I attended the SkyNights …

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Aug 27

Night Wings at the Pima Air & Space Museum

A Saturday Night at the Museum This past Saturday night the Tucson Notebook staff (that would be my wife and I) attended the last “Night Wings” of the summer at the Pima Air & Space Museum. These Saturday night events at the museum affords one the chance to enjoy the aircraft displays during the cooler hours of …

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Jan 09

Just Desserts: Creme Brulee with Carmel Popcorn

Mom versus daughter at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails My 11 year old daughter, Kimberly, is not much of a foodie, but boy can she down sweets like there’s no tomorrow. We went to Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails for a quick bite. It was a no brainer. She picked the Butterscotch Creme Brulee with Carmel Popcorn. …

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Nov 13

Chasing the #844

Steam, speed, and noise as the commemorative Grand Canyon State Steam Special roars through Southern Arizona All photos by Denis Fabbrini unless otherwise indicated. What man (read: boy) can resist trains? I certainly cannot, and apparently neither can my friend, Rob. When I asked him earlier this week “do you want to chase a steam …

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Sep 24

Catching up with…Jessica Kraus of Planet of the Crepes

  While visiting the Tucson Farmers’ Market at Jesse Owens Park last Friday (September 23), I had a chance to talk with Jessica Kraus, proprietor of the well known food truck Planet of the Crepes. Jessica has to be one of the hardest working persons I’m acquainted with. If you follow her on Twitter  (@crepestucson) …

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Apr 07

Cheesesteak as far as the eye could see

So this is how you go about setting a new world record? Last Saturday, April 2nd, 1200 feet of folding tables split the University of Arizona Mall down the middle. A surreal sight, for sure – not of a Christo’s Running Fence magnitude, but certainly impressive. And for what purpose? To facilitate the making of …

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