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Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Do you hate fire ants? Well, the good news is that fire ants have practically been wiped out in parts of America. The bad news is they were wiped out by something much, much worse: the crazy, hairy ants—and they’re on the move and no one’s really sure what to do about it. The flea-sized […]

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

September 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

What is Quartzsite? Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply. Fort Tyson soon became a stopover on the Ehrenburg-to-Prescott stagecoach route. It had become known as Tyson’s Wells […]

Prescott: Everybody’s Home Town

Prescott: Everybody’s Home Town

July 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A little farther afield, but still an easy day trip from Verde Valley is Prescott—the former territorial capital of Arizona. Nestled in a stunning mountain bowl and surrounded by one of the largest ponderosa pine forests in the West, this beautiful town is steeped in history with an authentic taste of western heritage. Modern Prescott has […]

Solitude, Birds & an RV Park

Solitude, Birds & an RV Park

March 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just an hour’s drive east of Tucson, and five miles south of Benson on the route to Tombstone and Bisbee is the agricultural community of St. David. Like much of southeastern Arizona, this peaceful little village was booming when nearby mines were open. Today, you can enjoy browsing in antique shops or visit the Benedictine […]

Birding Hotspot: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, AZ

Birding Hotspot: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, AZ

March 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The combination of deserts and sky islands combine to make Southeastern Arizona one of the most spectacular regions in North America for bird watching. During our numerous visits to this region we have visited many excellent birding spots including San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Ramsey Canyon, Patagonia/Sonoita Creek Preserve, and Patagonia Lake State Park. […]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Are You Rastafarian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, Christian or Don’t Give a Rip One Way or the Other? You must see Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: Are You Rastafarian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, Christian or Don’t Give a Rip One Way or the Other?  You must see Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross

February 26, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

You could easily drive into Sedona, Arizona and miss it; the chapel perched high on the mountain, sandstone art blending with flaming scarlet rocks. But you’d regret it big time. Are you an atheist?  You have to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross . Are you Muslim or Hindu? You just can’t miss it. […]

Cave Creek Regional Park, AZ

Cave Creek Regional Park, AZ

February 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Cave Creek Regional Park , one of Maricopa County’s parks, is a 2,922 acre preserve of lush desert foothills located north of Phoenix, just off the Carefree Highway. It’s a beautiful preserve with hills to climb for valley views, a new visitor’s center, and easy flatlander trails for equestrians, hikers, and bikers alike. Ranger-led educational […]

Extra Virgin: Queen Creek Olive Mill, AZ

Extra Virgin: Queen Creek Olive Mill, AZ

February 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Located near the base of the San Tan Mountains in Queen Creek’s pastoral community, the Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill. Here you’ll meet people who are passionate about the artistry of olives. A stone’s throw from Schnepf Farms, the pistachio-colored structure could, at first glance, pass for a […]

Usery Mountain Regional Park, AZ

Usery Mountain Regional Park, AZ

February 4, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Usery Mountin Regional Park, one of ten Maricopa County Regional Parks, is a 3,648 acre preserve at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. Located on the Valley’s east side, Usery Mountain contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Usery Pass […]

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights

December 15, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

‘Tis the season for Christmas light displays. Below is a selected list of ten of the best places in the U.S. Sunbelt to see Christmas lights and other seasonal displays. No guarantee, but they’re all worth a look—and don’t forget to pack your digital camera and tripod. Alabama Theodore Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights […]

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