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Hey dudes. I’m documenting my first month in Tucson here cuz I know you’re all curious what I’ve been up to and REALLY REALLY miss me! Even though Chrissie and Chimmy are the only ones who will read this.

This is Jan. 7th BTW. After a few days working from home, the temptation of the all-addictive Netflix was too overwhelming, I headed south to downtown Tucson to work at Connect Coworking on 5th Av. I’ve been to the Hotel Congress at night once for drinks, so this was my first trip to downtown during the day.

This hotel is pretty much the heart of downtown Tucson, AZ - and probably the oldest building next to the Rialto Theatre.

This hotel is pretty much the heart of downtown Tucson, AZ – and probably the oldest building next to the Rialto Theatre.

Just down the street from the hotel on Congress is a handful of cool shops like HUB Ice Cream Factory...next door, there's a Undefeated-like "hip hop" sneaker shop opening up called Rival Sneakers.

Just down the street from the hotel on Congress is a handful of cool shops like HUB Ice Cream Factory…next door, there’s a Undefeated-like “hip hop” sneaker shop opening up called Rival Sneakers.

View down Congress St. in front of HUB Ice Cream Factory

View down Congress St. in front of HUB Ice Cream Factory

Here's the Rialto Theatre - directly across the street from Hotel Congress. Famous for Marilyn Manson performing with his back turned to the audience.

Here’s the Rialto Theatre – directly across the street from Hotel Congress. Famous for Marilyn Manson performing with his back turned to the audience. Turns out the crowd was heckling him, blarg.

View down Toole and Congress

View down Toole and Congress. I think that building down there is Maynard’s Market and the Amtrak Station.

...uh. I think this is the side of Hotel Congress.

…Maynard’s is just adjacent to Hotel Congress.

And there's this bar that I haven't checked out in an alley next to the Rialto Theatre.

And there’s this bar that I haven’t checked out in an alley next to the Rialto Theatre.

Around 4pm, I headed out….and it started to rain. Hard.

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Heading out, you’ll catch some pretty gnarly murals.

As I’m leaving downtown, I need to exit via this crazy tunnel that dips down like 15 ft. I think this dip is made to avoid flooding on the streets due to the intense monsoon season that comes around during the summers.

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Flood!

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4-wheel drive action!

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I need to know who painted this.

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Out of downtown and back onto Oracle, which is highway 77, I catch a glimpse of a snow plow…which by the way, when I was behind it, it left a baby crack on my windshield! Grr.

And check out these next few pics. Snow in Tucson?!?! Is this a thing?

This is pretty much where the house is - shot at the corner of Oracle and Ina Rd.

This is pretty much where the house is – shot at the corner of Oracle and Ina Rd.

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