TWO ENDS OF THE SAME DAY: SAINT PATRICK BY DAY, SHAKESPEARE BY NIGHT
March 12, 2016
The morning in Phoenix at Saint Patrick’s Day parade, the evening in Tucson at a Shakespeare’s play
Since this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) falls on a weekday, celebrations of this uniquely Irish holiday started early. The parades were held in Phoenix on Saturday and in Tucson on Sunday.
Elizabeth and I joined the fun in both Arizona cities. Plus, on Saturday night in Tucson, we attended a wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” play at the University of Arizona.
The following day – Sunday – we did an 8-mile hike up and down the Sabino Canyon – our favorite hiking spot in the Tucson area. By the time we were done, the Tucson Saint Patrick’s Day parade was already over. So we skipped it and drove straight back home to Scottsdale – for a long and well-deserved nap and a Mexican dinner. 🙂
I’ve seen green shamrocks. I’ve seen green tea. I’ve seen green beer. But have you ever seen a green horse before? I have not. Yet here it is…
There were also Irish Wolfhounds (as if from the Cù-chulain legend), lots of jig-dancers and other entertainers.
Here’s a video potpourri from the Phoenix parade:
PHOENIX SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2016
MY IRISH ROOTS…
For those of you who are not familiar with my “Irish Roots,” here’s the story… http://yinyangbob.com/Photos/Ireland98/Bob-Irish-updated.html
Here is also a link to last year’s St Patrick’s Day festivities in Maui... http://wp.me/p1jFeo-15t –
SHAKESPEARE IN TUCSON
After up for a bit at our Tucson hotel, Elizabeth and I attended a wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” at the University of Arizona.
We started the second day of this exciting weekend with an 8-mile hike up and down the Sabino Canyon. Since I had left my camera in the car, here some photos from our previous hikes through the same canyon.
It took about 1:45 hrs to get up to the top of the canyon – elev 3,313 ft, and another 1:15 hrs to get back.
TWO ENDS OF THE SAME DAY: ST PATRICK & SHAKESPEARE