Tucson is not only famous as Naomi's hometown, but also for panoramic desert sunsets and exotic flora and fauna. Home to the Saguaro National Park, the Tucson area has many types of desert plants, including the giant, well-known Saguaro cactus but also prickly pear cactus , palo verde, and varieties of the Bird of Paradise, all of which can be seen from Naomi's parents' front porch. Watch out for that jumping cactus if you are going for a walk!
Tucson is a fiercely proud university town. Most Tucson residents are keenly aware of the current standing of University of Arizona sports -- particularly in basketball.
It's a great day for a walk in the desert--unless it's between April and October! "Sunny" is a pretty safe weather prediction in Tucson. In fact, it's often joked that weather forecasters in Arizona have job security because it's difficult to be wrong. Perhaps, also, though, they run the risk of boredom at work.
Tucson has many types of music, but the sounds of classic "American" music can be found in abundance, including such groups as the Old Time Fiddlers, the Arizona Banjo Blasters , and the Canyonaires (pictured to the left). Look at that handsome accordion player--he's my Uncle Bill!