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Roads Less Traveled: Old adobe doorways and an evening walk in Tucson

From the bloggers at Roads Less Traveled.

During our RV travels to Tucson, Ariz., we had a chance to delve into pre-history when we saw the petroglyphs of Saguaro National Park, and we also experienced the deep Spanish roots of this southwestern city at Mission San Xavier del Bac. While in town, we met up with some very special friends who took us on a walking tour of the older historic part of Tucson. Here the old Mexican flavor of the area intensified.

The homes in the older parts of Tucson are all made of adobe, a sun-dried clay, and the walls are enormously thick, often 8″ or more.

These super thick walls offer excellent insulation and keep the interior of the house cool in the blistering heat of the summer.

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