July 30, 2018

TAKE A BACKROADS TRIP: MOUNT LEMMON SCENIC BYWAY

Mount Lemmon View

Take a backroads trip up Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway near Tucson, Arizona. Our drive up one of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona made for a perfect day. After several days in Tucson in over 100 degree heat in May, we really needed a break.  MOUNT LEMMON Mount Lemmon has a summit elevation of 9,156 feet and is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains, located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson. The 27-mile Byway is the biological equivalent of driving from the deserts of Mexico to the forests of Canada! Just imagine! As gardeners, Stu and I were fascinated by the changes in plant life! Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway is about…

July 23, 2018

VISUAL MAGIC IN ARIZONA’S SLOT CANYONS

Slot Canyon

See visual magic in Arizona’s Slot Canyons! When Navajo guides throw dirt into the sun’s rays, an ethereal stream of fireworks erupts! We had seen photos of the famous Antelope Canyon, but knew nothing else about the Slot Canyons in Arizona. Slot Canyons are enchanting, unforgettable natural wonders! Our slot canyon experiences are among our very favorites in America.   Slot Canyons are narrow canyons, formed by water rushing through rock. Slot canyons are deeper than they are wide. These canyons are mostly found within the Colorado Plateau of northern Arizona and southern Utah. Slot Canyons near Page, Arizona Most Slot Canyons are remote, hidden and difficult to reach and…

May 29, 2018

10 GLORIOUS DAYS: WHERE TO STAY IN TUCSON

WHERE TO STAY IN TUCSON We stayed 10 glorious days in an approximately 750 square foot casita we cannot recommend highly enough! You can rent it too! The one bedroom, one huge bath has an eating area plus a breakfast bar for quick get up and go meals. A separate laundry room makes travel so easy. Sit on the private terrace and watch the stars come out. All linens and dishes are supplied. The pool is beautiful with a separate hot tub, waterfall, outdoor fireplace, grill and covered gazebo. The clubhouse has a fitness center and can accommodate large groups. Parking is in a gated area. We hated to leave….