We flew in Thursday, after class, into Phoenix. The drive to Tucson is about two hours, but we had to stop before going down there- at a vegan soft serve place. Yum!
After a two hour drive to Tucson, we set up the house and went to the best salad place on earth...
Although blurry, my salad from Choice Greens had spring mix, sprouts, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tofu - with Raspberry vinaigrette on the side.
On Friday, we enjoyed the morning then went out to lunch at Tucson Tamales, an amazing Tamale place.
I had a vegan "Berkeley" and a vegan "Austin". the Austin had spinach and mushrooms, and the Berkeley had black beans and corn.
After a filling and delicious lunch we headed up Mt. Lemmon to get away from the heat. There, we took an awesome hike and saw some great views.
After an amazing walk, and driving down during a Monsoon we were all pretty hungry.
We headed over to a new place, called Renees Organic Oven. This place.... AMAZING! It was dimly lit- but here are some great pictures of my vegan, gluten free pizza with a side salad, and some awesome lavender lemon sorbet.
Saturday morning my twin and I decided to go get some breakfast at the local vegan place, called The Lovin' Spoonful.
gluten free vegan pancakes with tofu scramble and gluten free toast... delicious and a perfect breakfast before yet another day of nature.
This time.. we drove up into the Monsoon to Coronado National Park. I didn't get much pictures of our hike since it was raining, but this park was absolutely stunning. It yet again showed me that all I want to do is be in nature. On the way back from the park we stopped at a mission, which was pretty impressive itself:
After a great day we were all pretty tired, so we got simple Japanese food for dinner
On Sunday we left Tucson after a trip to the farmers market, and on the way to the airport we stopped at The Ostrich Farm!
Potentially the best place ever... we fed all these animals! SO CUTE!
I had such a great weekend.. and always do in Tucson. Now it's chemistry.. and Colorado in two days!