The National Park Club hosted a day trip to Tumacacori National Historical Park on Dec. 7. Fifty SaddleBrooke Ranch residents left on a tour bus in the morning and spent the day enjoying the yearly festival and the historical park. Many took a short hike on the Anza trail that borders the Santa Cruz River which leads through Tubac. The festival featured costumed dancers representing several local cultures, including the Apache Indian. Musical groups celebrated Mariachi and other music traditions.
There were more than 60 booths featuring locally prepared food, arts, and hand-crafted items. An animal rescue organization displayed a local owl and hawk, and activities were scattered about the fiesta grounds. Traditional piñatas hung from a tree that children tried to break open with a stick. Park rangers and park docents led tours through the park grounds. The group returned in the afternoon to SaddleBrooke Ranch ready for a well-earned rest! The National Park Club welcomes new members! If interested in joining, send an email to RLonjers@aol.com.