Garden Railway Society; Tucson, Arizona, March 7, 2015 GPS Map

After reading about the Tucson Garden Railway Society and their Rails in the Garden Tour, Jacque and I just had to go there! Evidently G [Garden] scale is the latest rage among model railroaders. The folks at the Superstition Mountain Museum are building their own pike, outdoors, to celebrate railroading in Arizona’s pioneer mining days.

Could there be a better place to go on Jacque’s birthday? The train show was her idea, by the way. Before leaving Tucson we ate a fine fish dinner at the Bluefin Bistro.

On the drive home we stopped to take pictures of the clouds over Putsch Ridge and then the flowers at the Tom Mix Memorial, where we met a preacher who was going to Phoenix to conduct a wedding the next day. We listened to truck drivers’ songs on the way down, Country & Western on the way home. I-10 was full of trucks, but not the Pinal Pioneer Parkway.

Rails in the Garden Tour:
What a perfect place to celebrate Jacque’s birthday!
Penstemon parryi - Parry’s Penstemon
Locomotive crosses the trestle over a dry wash.
Model railroad enthusiasts of all ages admire the layout.
G-scale junk.
Rails parallel historic Route 66.
Wildflowers at the Tom Mix Memorial:
Baileya multiradiata - Desert Marigold
Lupinus sparsiflorus - Coulter’s Lupine
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia - Orange Fiddleneck
Cryptantha angustifolia - Popcorn Flower
Sphaeralcea ambigua - Pink Desert Globemallow
Heliomeris longifolia - Longleaf False Goldeneye

  Arizona Hike Pictures updated September 23, 2017