Day 3 & 4, Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2019
After Mom and I left Chiracahua National Monument, we still had some hours in the day left, so why waste them in a hotel room? I wanted to try some local wines, so we found the Arizona Wine Collective in Tucson. It is a wine bar that features and serves an assortment of Arizona wines.
I chose to taste through a flight of five and told my server what I typically like; crisp, dry whites and lighter, less oakey reds. She explained what she would recommend based on my palate and I went with her recommendations. I enjoyed four of the five wines she selected for me, so I feel like she did pretty well! Sadly, I didn’t end up recording the wines I had, so I’ll just have to go back again! I do wish they had bottles to take with you, but unfortunately, they did not. I see an Arizona wine tour in my future. It has been a while…
The Arizona Wine Collective doesn’t serve food, but there are a couple of restaurants in the complex where they are located and you can get takeout delivered without charge. Mom and I split a delicious order of nachos from the restaurant next door and it was more than enough for dinner for two.
The next morning it was time to head home… We drove over to the Tucson airport and deposited our hamster car (Kia Soul) back at the rental place. Then we sat outside for a while soaking up the Arizona sunshine before it was time to make our way through security. I can never get enough of feeling the warm sun on my face! Especially since as I am writing this I’m looking outside at an inch of snow, a temperature of 19 degrees and a windchill of 6, with a high temperature today of 26 degrees. I need some warm sun!
Until my next escape!