Saturday I was on the road by 6:15 am heading down to Tucson to meet another fellow blogger (and another Lisa), from ( Since we both like the outdoors and bird-watching, we met at Sweetwater Wetlands where we walked, chatted, and took photos. (The actual website is rather boring, so here’s a link to the Yelp site where you can read more about it or go to the website and scroll down for some more interesting information.)

After we were done there, my mission was to visit Seven Cups, a highly-touted tea house serving and selling only Chinese tea and tea accouterments. Unfortunately, they didn’t open until 11 am so we went with my second choice, The Scented Leaf where, for an additional cost, you can have CBD added to your tea! Yeah, that’s so not me but we did enjoy sipping our tea outside, watching people and traffic go by. After that, we made our way to Seven Cups where the seating area wasn’t open, browsed and bought tea, then had a delicious lunch next door at Tumerico, a vegan and vegetarian Latin restaurant. It was a great day.

But…on my way from a precious parking spot in downtown to The Scented Leaf, I passed the Rialto Theater which had…ta ha…doors!! Even when in somewhat of a hurry, you have to stop for doors.

This door wasn’t exactly fancy, but its redeeming feature was…

…a pretty cool mural next to it. Just FYI, no political meaning to this either way, just admiring the art.

for Thursday Doors 4.22.21

Road trip today!! I’ll be taking the most boring drive in the US from Phoenix to Southern California for a week-long visit with our older daughter and her husband. I’ll have posts each day while I’m gone and I’ll respond to comments, but the only visiting I do will be there. I’ll make up for it when I get back, I promise, and you know there will be photos of the ocean, doors, flowers, and who knows what else. 🙂 Be safe and healthy while I’m gone and do talk to me because I miss each of you if you don’t.

  1. restlessjo says:

    Give your daughter a hug. I’m sure it’s long overdue 🙂 🙂

  2. Sounds like you had a great day trip and now are off on another adventure. Safe travels.

  3. peggy says:

    Loved the doors and the mural. Hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter. The visit with your blogger friend sonded nice. You are such a Gad About. Does your husband ever get envious of your trips around Arizona and California?

  4. Cheers to you meeting another blogger. (I’ve only met 3 in 12 years). … and Hi, Lisa! Oh … your doors. The range between those two … wow … but each has a place. Love the mural. Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Theater doors are the best!

    Have a safe trip, Janet. Those boring drives require a little extra caffeine (at least when I’m driving). Enjoy your visit.

  6. Sue says:

    Sounds like you had a great meet up with your blog buddy, and got some images for us to enjoy! Have a safe trip, and enjoy your time with your daughter, Janet

  7. Ally Bean says:

    I’m happy that had such a good day. Doing things. With fun people. I like your photo of the blocked door. I’ve never seen a sign like that and have to appreciate it getting straight to the point.

  8. You day sounds like great fun! I love the theater doors!

    It was nice chatting with you on some of your drive to SoCal. I hope the rest of the drive is/was easy and uneventful and you have a wonderful visit with your daughter and S-I-L. 🥰

  9. Junie-Jesh says:

    Nice doors in the first one. The lady is a bit too brainy for me:) but painted with great skill:)

  10. Jet Eliot says:

    I enjoyed this lively spirited post today, Janet, with meeting friends, tea places, fun mural, and great doors. Have a great time on your trip.

  11. Teresa says:

    Oh that is a very timely and cool street art…i like…i like. The first doors is so elegant but what happened to the second one haha

  12. Enjoyed the theater door, envisioning the lights lit up at night! did a quick surf to Sweetwater Wetlands, glad they are preserving the water, loved the birds and a bobcat!

    • .isa said she’s seen a bobcat there but we unfortunately didn’t. However, there were birds, dragonflies, turtles, and more, so it was good. I’d like to see the theater front lit as well.


  13. marianallen says:

    Drive safely and have a good time and drive safely! Love the “door blocked” photo AND the mural next to it.

  14. Resa says:

    Have fun! Love the street art!

  15. Nice doors and I love the mural.

  16. Lovely mural, Janet. Enjoy the time with your family and take lots of photos, please.

  17. scooj says:

    Great doors. Theatre doors from any period have the capacity to be interesting. The BLM street art is very nicely painted.

  18. Prior... says:

    I like this post (I know it is from last year but it was in my reader_ and the mask on the lady in the street art is well done and marks the sign of the times