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Archive for March, 2010

Travel to More of Tucson and Environs

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Tucson is old.  On this blog previously we’ve featured centuries-old churches and other architectural sites.  Today, we’re highlighting some of the “modern” – 100 years or less – sights, plus scenery. (more…)

Traveling on Tucson’s Old Pueblo Travel

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

After a long trek around the University of Arizona campus, resting my tired feet while trying out the Old Pueblo Trolley was much anticipated.  The Old Pueblo Trolley, billed on their Web site as “an operating transit museum” is a short, evocative experience. (more…)

Travel to Tucson- Home of the Wildcats (U of A)

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Tucson, Arizona is many places -a resort, an old historic city and the home of the Wildcats – the University of Arizona. We’ve already highlighted some of the attractions (Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Park). Depending on your interests, there is much to do in Tucson and the environs: Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, Picacho Peak, Biosphere 2 (see our blog). (more…)

Travel to Rock Springs Café

Friday, March 12th, 2010

It’s highly unlikely that passengers on the Black Canyon Stagecoach in 1884 would have ever guessed that their rest stop between Prescott and Phoenix would become famous for  … PIES! (more…)

Traveling to Spooky Jerome AZ

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Traveling to Spooky Jerome, Arizona

A few miles and up the hillside – a very steep hillside/mountain – from Clarkdale and Cottonwood, Arizona is the historic town of Jerome, Arizona.  The fact that residents pride themselves on their probable insanity is based on the location of the former mental asylum and the fact that the town is perched precariously on hillsides.  Ironically, you drive through “Deception Gulch” to reach Jerome.

Sign in shop window - the mental state of Jerome

Sign in shop window - the mental state of Jerome


Traveling with the Cowboys at the Blazin’ M Ranch

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Once you’ve settled down after your dinner (see previous blog), you’re ready for even more fun.  The Blazin’ M offers ”Cowboy music, poetry and tomfoolery.”  The Blazin’ M Cowboys are a rollicking, talented musical quartet – not to be missed! (more…)

Traveling to the Blazin’ M Ranch Dinner Theatre

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Near the picturesquely named Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona, the Blazin’ M Ranch – and Dinner Theatre- conveys a feeling of the Old West, both its hospitality and its rambunctious good times. (more…)

Travel to Clarkdale, AZ

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Singing the words to the Monkees’ old hit, “Last Train to Clarksville” and replacing “Clarkville” with Clarkdale seemed appropriate because we stopped in Clarkdale on our way to the Verde Canyon Railroad (see Friday, February 26 blog). (more…)