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Travel AZ ~ Queen Creek Olive Mill & Silly Mountain Trail

One of my FAVORITE destinations in the Phoenix area is Queen Creek Olive Mill, and it was on my “must-do” list for this trip. It was Wally’s sister Monica’s first time ever to Phoenix, and I knew she would love it. 425 more words


Travel Arizona ~ Superstition Mtns, Tortilla Flat & Pomo Pizzeria

We flew from Nashville to Phoenix in March to visit my husband’s family and find some warmth and sunshine. When we were unloading, we spotted the Southwest “Tennessee One” plane that commemorates Southwest’s 30 years flying into Tennessee. 400 more words


Cacti, Guns and Snakes - Hiking the Peralta Trail in Arizona

The Peralta Trail is a very popular Arizona hike, and with good reason.  Being a relatively short drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area, it provides easy access to great hiking for the majority of Phoenicians (and snowbirds too!).   903 more words

Payson, AZ

I hope everything goes OK today; we are moving to Payson, AZ. It’s supposed to get hot here in Wickenburg (high 80’s, low 90’s!) and Payson is at a higher elevation, around 4500′, so daytime temps should be in the mid-70’s. 649 more words

Hometown Treasure: Mount Humbolt

Like any normal millennial, I spend my fair share of too much time on Instagram. Over the past few years, sporadic pictures of a magical looking place referred to as “the launchpad” started to appear on my feed.   419 more words



The Grand Canyon isn’t the only place in Arizona which features travertine – the limestone deposited by highly mineralised waterways.  Pretty much right in the middle of the Tonto National Forest, equidistant to Flagstaff and Phoenix is the Tonto Natural Bridge. 168 more words