Day two in Tucson started out well enough but trying to find our way to the shopping district was a bit rough. We were trying to find the fabulous shopping district that I kept reading about on line which we never really found. Despite the internet being such an amazing resource for us on this trip, it was bullshit when it came to recommending shopping areas. We headed to 4th Avenue which promised to be Tucson’s eclectic shopping district. That is code for stoner head shops and skate punk clothing mixed in with some Buddhist weird ass stuff. We didn’t hang long here as we were in mixed company. However, Lindsay did score a fabulous frock and that made it somewhat worthwhile.
Next stop was downtown Tucson. We saw a lot of impact on the economic downturn of the last couple years. Sadly most of the store fronts were empty. The downtown though is really pretty. I really appreciated how beautiful the public buildings are. It was a really very nice down town. There just was not a lot going on.
We found a great local spot for lunch today. Our people are always up for Mexican food and a local business- man directed us to the fabulous hole in the wall Alejandro’s. There were a half dozen momma’s back in the kitchen fixin’ up some pretty authentic fare. I had the chicken mole and I have to say it was so good! The guacamole was amazing as were the super fresh chips. A+!
Not wanting to spend any more time in the sun that afternoon (thanks to a very angry sunburn on my back from yesterday) Linz & I ditched our group at the house for pool time and Lindsay and I went off in pursuit of retail therapy. We got a few hits and few misses that afternoon too. I had a blast with Linz bouncing in and out of the high end shops of Tucson. We(I) are too cheap to spend the kind of money that they wanted for t-shirts and flip flops so we came home with just a few sweet items.
That night, the classic teriyaki chicken, salad, melon, and left over corn bread. Not bad at all.