Tuesday, June 30, 2009

EMPS: Come to Tucson - In the Summer!

For this week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #44:Travel Brochures, which I was too distracted to check out on Monday (more on this later), Carly wants photography suitable for a travel brochure, complete with a paragraph of promotional copy. I am sorely tempted to design a whole brochure as a PDF or something, but for tonight I will try for something a bit less ambitious.

We know what you're thinking. Tucson? In summer? Isn't it over 100 degrees there in the summer? Sure is! But with a few tips from this brochure you can work that to your advantage, and have a first class Arizona vacation at bargain prices. Read on....

Secrets of Summers in Tucson

"It's a dry heat..."

The cliche is true - up to a point. 110 degrees at 11% humidity is arguably more comfortable than 94 degrees at 90% humidity. But when the monsoon arrives - Arizona's rainy season - the "dry heat" gives way to amazing cloud formations and dramatic thunderstorms. The high temperature is less extreme, and when the storm hits, the air may cool by as much as twenty degrees in a few minutes.

Air conditioning is almost universally found in Tucson's many hotels and resorts, most of which feature deeply discounted summer rates. Or you can knock twenty to thirty degrees of the summer heat with a drive up Mount Lemmon Highway, to the sky islands of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Next: Summer Delights!


Postscript: I was going to do a second entry to finish up, really I was, but it's been so miserably hot and humid all week the I couldn't keep the joke going. See, when the monsoon rain really gets going, it's going to be fun, watching the dramatic weather and feeling the temperature drop and photographing the flooding. But so far in this year's this monsoon, which just started, it haven;t rained much, and hasn't flooded at all. It's just hot and humid and miserable.

So what can I say to entice you to Tucson at such a time? Come to Tucson, and hang out at the malls? Go to the museums, because they all have an inside? The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum does indeed have an inside component, with the fish tanks and snakes and a geology cave, but all the really good stuff is outside - the hummingbirds, the javalinas... but now that I think of it, there's an indoor observation area for the otters and the beaver and the bobcats. And they're open on Saturday nights, which it's cooler. The Toros baseball games are all at night, too. So, yeah. Come to Tucson, and see all the neat stuff. Then go away, and come back when the heat breaks. - KFB


Carly said...

Hi Karen

I swear is anybody could possibly talk me into visiting Arizona it would be you. I love the photoshop artwork you did! How fun!


PS If you do a two parter, please comeback to Ellipsis and leave the second link. I have got a ton going on over my way, and I don't trust me memory. :)

Greg said...

I need to visit Arizona someday for two reasons. They have some amazing scenery which is completely foreign to what I am used to. Second, Arizona Z cars are as good as California cars, but closer to me.


Mike said...

If you made a real brochure you'd have to find a way to make it burst into flames, or something like that. :)

No, 100+ with humidity is not fun. Hope the rains come soon.

Laura said...

Hope the heat breaks. I really liked the mountains in the second photo.

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful pictures and they make Arizona very tempting, even in the heat and monsoon weather. I would need the A/C, though -- a hot weather person I am not!