Arizona, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 288 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Rewarded Patience

I’ve entered the lottery twice a year for a couple of years, so when my name came up this spring for a fall tour date, I was thrilled!

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 231 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – An Accessible Hike

I realized many of my friends with mobility issues could finally be able to take a stroll in the desert!

Arizona, Food, Travel

A Sweet Local Find

When the Cerreta signature French mint truffles are being made, the entire building smells of spearmint and chocolate.

Arizona, Musings

Stop and Smell the Roses

Amid the white-puffed green of cotton plants and colorful, fruit-laden citrus trees are acres and acres of roses.

Arizona, Road Trip

Where To From Here?

I had planned to spend my spring exploring all the tourist sites I could get to within a few hours of Phoenix. I created a list and mapped out weekends. Then Covid-19 wrecked my plans. No worries, I thought, I’ll just wait til the coast is clear. It might not be totally clear, but things… Continue reading Where To From Here?

Diversion, Road Trip, Travel

Over the Desert and Through the Hills

We head out Route 60 through the Queen Creek Tunnel and into stone-lined canyons as we climb to nearly 5,000 feet. The views along the route are stunning.

Distractions, Diversion, Road Trip

The Great Outdoors as Therapy for Troubled Times

There is always something we can do to improve our own health and well-being ... get outside.

Food, Travel, Walks, Wine/Cocktails

Spring Is Festival Season

Springtime is festival time. When the weather turns warmer, we all want to get out into the sun and soak up some warmth. What better place to do that than a festival?