Drugs and Dentists – Mexico!

Algodones, Mexico

We arrived in Yuma thinking we could get away from a lingering cold snap in the area.  Yet, when we arrived here a freeze warning remained in effect for several days.  Yuma is in the far southwest corner of Arizona, sharing its border with Mexico and California.  And get this: according to Guinness World Records, Yuma is the sunniest city […]

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Picacho Peak kicked our butts!

From the Tucson area we moved west, stopping at Casa Grande, AZ.  After arriving there, we did our usual investigation for places with good hiking.  We didn’t find anything in the immediate area, but we discovered that beautiful Picacho Peak, which we had admired from I-10 west of Tucson, is located within a state park about 33 miles from Casa […]

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Snowy Arizona? – Tucson

Santa Catalina Mountains

Driving south from the Cave Creek area, we tucked ourselves in north of Tucson, the second-largest city in Arizona.  We thought it might get warmer as we headed south – wrong!  A cold front brought clouds and rain – even snow at the Santa Catalina mountains where we were parked.  For the first time during our travels we were faced […]

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Sky Displays to Behold …

Cave Creek Sunset 4

It would be a shame if we didn’t share some incredible sunrises and sunsets we’ve been experiencing.  These photographs speak for themselves, although they cannot completely capture the moments.  Plowing through the hundreds of images was tough, for so many were exquisite – I hope I chose the best.  Again, the location was Cave Creek Regional Park (I know this […]

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And now the rest of the story…

Hot Balloon

Picking up from where we left off for the holidays, our tale of the Sonoran Desert outing continues.  Aside from partying in the desert  with our new friends, we took time to go beyond Cave Creek Regional Park and sightsee the areas of  Cave Creek, Carefree and Apache Junction.  These communities are  just a sliver of the Phoenix Metropolitan area collectively known as […]

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