Register with program's group leader in designated area.Dinner: Meet for dinner in hotel dining area from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: From 7:00-8:30 PM in hotel meeting room, your group leader will give you a brief orientation to the program and you'll meet the rest of your fellow program participants.Lodging: Radisson Suites TucsonMeals Included: Dinner
Afterwards, enjoy a guided bus exploration of the University of Arizona campus area and a few Tucson highlights.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Evening discussion/lecture about famous movies filmed in Tucson; you'll receive a list of movies you might want to view when you get home.Lodging: Radisson Suites TucsonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At 10:30, board bus for a trip to White Stallion Dude Ranch. A working cattle ranch, this beautiful facility offers many wonderful programs to people of all ages. You'll love seeing the beautiful setting and landscaping, and will hear a short presentation about the Ranch's history. Lunch: Lunch at a selected locationAfternoon: Guided bus exploration of TucsonDinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: This evening, you'll be treated to a performance by a country/Western guitarist/vocalist from 7:30-8:30 PM.Lodging: Radisson Suites TucsonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the 1940s, Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia had little success finding a gallery to represent him, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. First he built a studio at the corner of Prince Road and Campbell in Tucson, but as the city grew around him, he and his wife Marion bought 10 isolated acres in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains where they built a chapel, home, and a small adjoining gallery to exhibit his originals. The prolific artist soon needed more space to house his continuing output of originals. As his fame and finances flourished, he designed and built a larger adobe galley on the site and moved his growing collections out of what is now known as the Little Gallery at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun.
Lunch: Lunch today will be at El Charro Café near Sabino Canyon.
Established in 1922, El Charro Café of Tucson is the nation’s oldest
Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family,
featuring traditional Sonoran-style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican food. They have several locations thoughout Tucson.
Afternoon: After lunch, you'll have a Sabino Canyon Tram excursion, followed by some free time on your own. This extremely popular recreation area is located along Sabino Creek at the edge of Tucson, Arizona. For many who come to visit the Southwest, this area provides their first close encounter with the Sonoran Desert and the fascinating variety of plants and animals that make it their home. There is a self-guided Desert Nature Trail at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center which provides an excellent way to get to know the plants that have adapted to living in this demanding environment. A 45-minute shuttle exploration will be taken upon arrival with time available for your personal exploration. Bus returns to the hotel about 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner will be on your own tonight.
Located just a few blocks from the hotel is Restaurant Row, where many different kinds of restaurants will lend themselves to your dining pleasure. The hotel van will take you there and pick you up, if you don't feel like walking. Just inquire in advance at the front desk for shuttle times.Lodging: Radisson Suites TucsonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Following the parade, we'll go to the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum with its new exhibits. You'll walk amongst 125 horse-drawn vehicles and the great displays featuring life as it was in late-1800s Tucson.Lunch: Lunch at selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll go to the 89th Tucson Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, (the Celebration of the Cowboys). As one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar, the Tucson Rodeo attracts the sport's current and former world champions, all vying for a share of tens of thousands of dollars in prize money. This event is hosted by the nonprofit Tucson Rodeo and Tucson Rodeo Parade Committees. A portion of the rodeo proceeds benefits community groups, including the University of Arizona Foundation Scholarship Fund and local Lions' and Rotary Clubs.
The gates open at 11:00 AM, but events don't start until 12:30 PM with Dodge Mutton Bustin' and Justin Junior Rodeo. Following that, from 2:00-4:30 PM is the ProRodeo Competition; this will feature several different types of events. Bus will depart for the hotel between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner from 6:00-7:00 PM at the hotelEvening: Following dinner, we'll have our program closing and question and answer time in a hotel meeting room with your group leader.Lodging: Radisson Suites TucsonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner