Tucson 2014, Day 6by Pete Brush on 02/12/14
So it's an earlier night than I expected. Thanks to my buddies at mapquest I saw a lot of Tucson tonight, a lot more than I expected but not what I wanted. How do you "depart from" a road you're not on and in which direction do you depart? When I hit that bit of stupid and couldn't find any of the roads they listed in the area, that was pretty much it. So I missed the JEA reception and learned that next time I'm bringing my GPS and screw mapquest
dThe day started out pretty well though. Did the usual morning stuff and headed for ASU to check out the mineral museum. Man, that is a spread out campus. We promptly got lost in that maze of roads but we wandered around until we found a parking garage that wasn't packed. This should be a warning to anyone that wants to see their collection (And it's well worth the effort) to go on a weekend. School's in session and traffic was the word of the day. When we found one however, it just happened to be right by the football stadium so we could get our bearings and happily found that we were only about 2 block from the Flandrau Hall Observatory where the collection is stored. They were in the middle of putting up a new main display so that area was blocked off to us but we only paid the student rate for admission so that was ok. So without any comment, here are four of the specimens that were on display
Get a load of that big cut Sphalerite with a faceted piece of Wulfanite behind it
Their collection of Chrysocolla, Malachite, Azurite, and Turquoise is awesome!
Not to mention their collection of Gold Specimens
That's it for the museum. There's a lot more though. Leslie and I spent a good 2 1/2 hours there and could've spent a lot more. Btw, getting there will become a lot easier next year when the new trolleys will be operational.
22nd ST Show nextPete (AKA Ruffysdad)