Monthly Archives: March 2011

Don’t leave home without it …

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And we are definitely not talking American Express card here. There are certain things that you realize about desert living that sets it apart from residing anywhere else and that is never walk out the door without these three things. … Continue reading

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Palms, Pots and Prickles …

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No one from the East Coast is naive enough to expect that landscape garden stores will be filled with the same plant products of their past experience, but a visit to The Green Goddess on E. Bell Road, was more exotic than I expected. Accept … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day in Phoenix …

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Well, it smelled like rain, it sort of looked like rain the few drops that fell and it was cloudy so I guess this was a rainy day in Phoenix. Who knew it rained on the desert? Reminded me of … Continue reading

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“You Say Tom-aaah-toe …”

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… I say Tom-rrrh-toe“. An overstuffed lavender suitcase with cream polka dots flew home to Philadelphia yesterday accompanied by Dee. Filled with tourist trinkets, location T’s, and packed full of memories. Thus officially ends the Road Trip adventure. But, not … Continue reading

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Phinally Phoenix …

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Dee started this trip with an half empty, purple and cream polka dot suitcase that fit neatly behind the passenger seat. Trouble is, as her road trip purchases grew so did the suitcase size and she found herself sitting closer … Continue reading

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So Who Dug It?

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When I was a kid in the 1960s, I read Dennis the Menace comics. One edition had the Mitchell family vacationing around America and the trip included Arizona. Or “Harry-zona” as Dennis called it. When they visited the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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A Lighter Shade of Pale … “Vermillion” …

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Everyone got the daylight savings change wrong by one hour in Flagstaff. (Arizona is perennially Mountain Time). Guests started arriving for breakfast at 5 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. Even Dee’s iPhone switched correctly then switch back then switched back … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest …

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There is the Arizona Petrified Forest and in New Mexico there was Petrified Gerre. There are some things in life that the ill advised keep repeating. The wise would concede, ‘if you are afraid of heights, don’t pursue lofty plains’. I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Towns …

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Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, three sisters of New Mexico. If you ask locals in Santa Fe about Taos, they will tell you that Taos is a Santa Fe want-to-be. If you ask locals in Taos about Santa Fe, they … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to Santa Fe’? …

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Yes, yes, I know it’s San Jose, but we’re not heading to California, but Santa Fe’, NM. The interesting thing about starting our Taos, frosty morning is that it was not cold. Took a lady selling T-Shirts to inform us … Continue reading

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