Barrio Historico – Tuscon, Arizona (GA26)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon RV Resort at Acton, California. I’m expecting to depart here March 27th.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted February 20, 2012…

 

 

 

Yesterday Mary and I visited Barrio Historico in Tucson, Arizona. That can be loosely translated into the historical area, district or neighborhood. It is also known as Barrio Libre…free neighborhood and Barrio Viejo…old neighborhood. It is a historic neighborhood with a very distinct old-world Mexican flavor. Many of the original buildings, dating back over 100 years, have been restored, yet some still sit with crumbling adobe walls. This district was once considered the Mexican-American side of Tucson. It has been called Barrio Viejo or Barrio Libre since its Mexican inhabitants were more or less free to follow their own laws in the old days.

 

 

So on  a quiet Sunday morning we wandered around the approximate 1/4 mile square area enjoying the historical aura that still remains there. Along the way I took some photos…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 70 photos that I took, click this link…

https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/BarrioHistoricoTucsonArizona

 

 

 

If you would enjoy some reading and seeing lots of old photos of Barrio Historico…click this link…

http://southwest.library.arizona.edu/barr/

 

 

 

At the end of our walk we went to a nice Mexican restaurant that has been in the Barrio Historico since 1936 where we enjoyed an excellent meal. A great way top off a great morning experience.

 

 

After lunch we drove north less than 1/2 mile in search of El Presidio Park which commemorates the location of the original Presidio (military fort to protect attacks by Apache Indians). One of the neat features about this park is that they show the locations of the original walls…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directly west of the Presidio location was where the Butterfield Overland Mail Company had a stagecoach stop. Today it is a paved parking lot for the Police Department.

 

 

I get a great deal of enjoyment visiting interesting historical locations during my travels. Yesterday was another fun day in the life of a full-time RVer.

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/old-tuscon-barrio/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 62 degrees. Forecast for today’s destination is sunny and 73 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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5 thoughts on “Barrio Historico – Tuscon, Arizona (GA26)

  1. Beautiful!

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