Weekend Wanderings...Carry Water!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Terry Bishop Realty LLC

November in Tucson brings crisper air, temps in the 70's and low 80's, blue skies, and for many of us who live here, time to put on a sweater!  It's easy to spot the visitors;  they wander around in sleveless shirts and shorts and of course, flip flops or sandals.  Tucsonans wear long pants, sock, closed toed shoes, a long sleeve shirt or sweater.  

It's a perfect time for hiking the Catalina Mountains to the northeast or the Tucson Mountains to the west.  Tucson has an abundance of trails but take it from one who knows, wear your hiking boots and carry a cell phone!  Don't break your ankle because you were too lazy to put on hiking boots!

Although the air seems cool, carry water.  That is a caveat here in the desert, always carry water.  Because the dry air wicks off sweat,  people from more humid climates don't feel the sweat dripping down their temples. They don't realize they are slowly dehydrating.   Knowing signs of dehydration is important;  nausea, stomach ache, light headedness, tiredness or fatigue, diziness, heart rate increase, hunger, muscle cramps or spasms, and constipation.  Hospitals treat hundreds of people for dehydration annual and the condition can be very serious.

Dehydration can be prevented. Purchasing a case of water at a grocery store to put in your hotel room or car so you always have water is a smart move.  And it's far cheaper than buying bottles one at a time.  

Tucson has so much to do which is out of doors: wandering the Sonora Desert Museum where you can spend an entire day; checking out the Botanical Garden and Butterfly exhibit; going to T'Ohono Chul Park to view the gardens; playing a round of golf at one of the many golf courses; taking the walking tour downtown; or going to the Boneyard to see the hundreds of planes which were once in service for our country.  

There is a multitude of art museums and galleries including the Tucson Art Museum and the University of Arizona Art Museum; the Tucson Historical Society on the grounds of the University; Flandreau Auditorium where astronomy comes alive; the Reid Park Zoo where new baby flamingos have just hatched and the baby elephant is now on exhibit.  

These are just a few of the things to do and see in Tucson.  And of course, there is shopping...and fabulous restaurants...pick up a Tucson Lifestyle Magazine or Tucson Guide or check the local paper for events.  There is always something to do.  Grab your bottle of water and venture forth!

 

Comments (3)

Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Terry-good advice-I learned that leason hiking the Sierra Madres one year!

Nov 27, 2014 09:20 PM
Steve Kantor
BEST AGENT BUSINESS - Bethesda, MD
Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance

Terry, thanks for the reminder. I have forgotten water...only once...never again. Happy Holidays.

Nov 27, 2014 10:17 PM
Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop Realty LLC - Tucson, AZ
Earning Your Trust and Confidence...

Pretty awful when you are out there with a headache, nauseous and beginning to get dizzy...and no water!  Thanks for verifying Steve Kantor and Marco Giancola!

Nov 28, 2014 10:48 AM