The Right Perspective: A Short Term Vacation Rental in the Tucson Mountains

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Street Art in Tucson Estates II, Tucson, AZ

Street Art is not uncommon in our little community of Tucson Estates II, in Arizona's Tucson Mountains. 

Someone created and framed this piece of glass etched with likenesses of more ancient "street art" from the earliest inhabitants of this corner of the world.

What I saw, though, was the mountain behind the frame.  If you're a subscriber for any length of time now, you'll know the mountain's name:  Golden Gate Mountain.

If you're a John Wayne buff, you've seen that particular mountain in every movie of his that also contains a saguaro cactus or two. 

We sort of take it for granted, but then again, we're spoiled. 

You can be spoiled too.  There are homes in our community available for short term vacation rental.  (The natives are friendly, and we have miles and miles of hiking trails in the 44,000 acre park that surrounds TE-II on three sides.)

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Rainer
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Lissa Uder
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Gorgeous pictures. They definately make me want to visit....if I ever find time for a vacation. Arizona has always been a place of interest for me even though I've barely made it out of the state of Missouri.

April 03, 2009 09:46 AM
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Mike,

Great pictures and commentary to go along with them. Make sure the Chamber sees your posts. :)

Steve

April 03, 2009 09:47 AM
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Mike, I'm inadvertently confirming my nickname Queen of Trivia bestowed upon me by my brother many years ago but here goes anyway. :) Steve and I both had the privilege of working for Great Western Savings turned Great Western Bank who first employed John Wayne as spokesperson, followed by Dennis Weaver. I wonder if Golden Gate Mountain appeared in our advertising?

  • I love the desert. But then again, you already know that! kate ford
April 03, 2009 09:48 AM
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Mike,

I love it! All three.

Bill

April 03, 2009 09:51 AM
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Bill,

Thanks!!

Kate,

So cool!  If you find out the answer, please let me know.

Steve,

I never thought of talking with them.  I'll do it!  Thanks.

Lissa,

You'll get here, I'm sure!

Mike in Tucson

April 03, 2009 10:00 AM
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Geez.  I juggling 5-6 referrals a day and two buyers.  I don't have time to paint.

 

April 03, 2009 10:01 AM
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But Lenn,

It's never stopped you before!  LOL

Mike in Tucson

April 03, 2009 10:41 AM
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Tony Toto
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Mike, any possible chance you and my Dad can push this beauty our way?

April 03, 2009 11:52 AM
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Nice Photo seems like a lot of artistic people like your area.

April 03, 2009 11:59 AM
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  • Mike, I'm not sure where I'd look as Great Western was one of many gobbled up by WaMu in the late 90's. But for sure, if I come across advertising trivia related to the mountain, I'll let you know. kate ford
April 03, 2009 01:10 PM
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Mike,  It is a great post, but I will confess I come back because the pictures take me back to NM  Karen

April 03, 2009 03:04 PM
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Mike,

Always a nice place to visit...AR's Tucson oasis...!!! Thanks,   Fran

April 03, 2009 03:35 PM
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Fran,

I like that!  Active Rain's Tucson oasis!  :)

Karen,

My wife and I love traveling to NM; I understand why you love it.

Kate,

Thanks so much!  Have a great weekend.

Terry,

It's the truth!  And I haven't blogged about the town of Tubac yet.  That's an artist's colony south of us.

Tony,

Maybe your Dad and I should just work on you to come out here!  LOL

Mike in Tucson

April 03, 2009 04:56 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Mike - What makes the things you photograph so special is the quality of having something of simple color and beauty, against what would otherwise be considered a parched desert.  I have noticed the art work that seems to thrive there as well!  What a delightful environment you live in.

April 04, 2009 09:17 PM
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I grew up in the South Texas desert environment, but I don't think I had a true appreciation of all that the desert has to offer until I went to Big Bend and on through New Mexico, Arizona, and Death Valley in 1973.

April 05, 2009 12:25 PM
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Russel,

There's a lot to appreciate in the desert southwest.  Thanks for commenting.

Myrl,

It's a pleasure to see you on my blog!  We do have our share of artists here.  One told me that the light is different here than anywhere she's been.

Mike in Tucson

April 06, 2009 02:37 PM
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That's pretty cool.  Is it on private property or is it on public land?  Who did the work?  I knew John Wayne did many movies there, I remember seeing some of the scenery on the Navajo Reservation... 

April 13, 2009 06:42 PM
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Doreen,

It's on public land.  Don't know who did it, but I like it!

Mike in Tucson

April 13, 2009 07:07 PM
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