Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's Hang Out! Part 2

I've been going on a few dates as well as meeting new friends lately and I'm starting to get bored with the usual going out to eat or get coffee or a drink that is the standard for new meetings. So I started a list of creative things to do with other people that aren't specific to Tucson. Your suggestions are welcome for this list, too!

Some of these are pretty cheesy, and I'm okay with that. Sometimes the cheesiest things are the most fun :)

Things to Do

  1. Visit all of the cities in Arizona that have cool names (like Tuba City, Surprise, Why, etc) and take pictures in front of the signs.
  2. Ghost towns
  3. The Zoo
  4. Planetarium
  5. Stargazing
  6. Yoga
  7. Biking
  8. Hiking
  9. Ostrich Ranch
  10. See a play
  11. Wine Tasting
  12. Trolly Ride
  13. Salt River
  14. Experimental Travel Book
  15. Geocaching
  16. Watch the sunrise and/or sunset
  17. Write a piece of fiction together
  18. Fun photo shoot
  19. Make homemade bath and beauty supplies and have a spa day
  20. Birding
  21. Rock Climbing
  22. Horseback Riding
  23. Caving
  24. State and County Fairs
  25. Dinner theatre
  26. Dance lessons
  27. Hot air balloons
  28. Burlesque Show
  29. Paint your own potter
  30. Leave suprises around town for people: on their porch, in their mailbox, in businesses
  31. Get a role of quarters and have a contest to see who can get the best and most creative item from the 25cent machines (maybe in a shopping mall)
  32. Go to the thrift store with 5 dollars; have a contest to see who can get the best item Or--buy clothing for your date – wear the clothing on the date
  33. Blanket fort
  34. Paint twister
  35. Make a list of outrageous things on a Bingo card like mullets, scrunchies, spandex pants and hiking boots, etc and walk around Wal Mart trying to find people sporting the items on your bingo cards.
  36. Ideas from the guy who writes XKCD
  37. Shooting range
  38. Play on a playground
  39. Fashion show
  40. Watch B movies
  41. Grab a friend, dress up like tourists & go & do all the really schlocky things on offer in your city. Take LOTS of photos, & be sure to flash the peace sign in 70% of them.
  42. Scavenger Hunt

Let's hang out!

I've been telling myself for a long time that I need to get out more. Tucson has so much to offer and I've seen so little of it. So I made a "bucket list" of sorts with many of the things in Tucson I'd like to try. I'm left with the feeling that I'm missing a few things here and there so I'd love it if anyone who reads this suggests their own favorite things to do in Tucson!

  • Restaurants/Coffee Shops (Tucson has so many cool place to eat and drink coffee; this list is definitely incomplete!!)
    • Cafe Poca Cosa
    • Shot in the Dark Cafe
    • Seven Cups
    • Planet of the Crepes
    • Boca
    • World Sports Grille
  • Tourist Attractions
    • 4th Ave Trolly
    • Biosphere 2
    • Tucson Oddities (This refers to two books that were written about all of the strange things to see in Tucson. I want to visit them all and take pictures!)
    • Bisbee
  • Museums/Galleries
    • Center for Creative Photography
    • Mini-Time Machine Museum
    • Postal History Foundation
    • International Wildlife Museum
    • Titan Missle Museum
    • Museum of COntemporary Art
    • DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
    • Etherton Gallery
    • Ft. Lowell Museum
    • Santa Theresa Tile Works
  • Hikes (I want to get more specific about these. I know there are a TON of awesome trails throughout the mountains around Tucson. What are your favorites?)
    • Saguaro National Park
    • Madera Canyon
  • Outdoors
    • Kartchner Caverns
    • Colossal Cave
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hot air balloon rides
    • Rafting
    • The Arizona Trail
    • Organ Pipe National Monument
    • Patagonia Lake State Park
  • Events
    • First Thursday Art Walk
    • Tuesday Night Bike Ride
    • Summer Saturdays at the Desert Museum
    • Open Studios Tour
    • Gem and Mineral Show
    • Tucson Poetry Festiva;
    • Cyclovia
  • Other

  • Stuff I’ve Already Done That I’d Like to Do Again:
    • 2nd Saturdays Downtow
    • Tucson Meet Yourself
    • Festival of Books
    • Something Sweet
    • Ostrich Ranch
    • The Loft
    • Salt River
    • Meet Me at Maynard’s
    • Ostrich Ranch
    • Tombstone
    • Botannical Gardens
    • Tohono Chul Park