Had a wonderful Tucson morning, starting with breakfast at Prep and Pastry on north Campbell with John Langallier and Stuart Rosebrook. John bought.
From there I did a podcast with Mark Sublette at 9:30 this morning at his gallery, Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson. Took off from there at 11 and drove out to White Stallion Guest Ranch and met Russell True and Stan Hustad. On the way into the ranch I spied a couple gnarly saguaros and made a mental note to capture them on the way out.
Then I did something I haven't done in 30 years: North of Picacho I actually turned off of the I-10 and drove through Coolidge! It's not looking particularly good, but then, what small, farming community does these days?
I had forgotten that the actual Casa Grande (the ruins) is on the outskirts of Coolidge and not in the town of Casa Grande, which is named, I assume, for the ancient ruins.
I know, strange, but not this strange: