Red Lion Inn & Suites On North Oracle: A Review

Red Lion Inn and Suites

Whether you’re a snowbird in need of long-term lodging, or a business person in need of rooms for a small conference, or a local with a lot of guests in need of a convenient, inexpensive place to stay, here’s a Southern Arizona Guide recommendation. The Red Lion Inn & Suites … Continue reading

The Bar @ Ritz Carlton Resort – Dove Mountain

Ritz Bar Vertical 01

In the summer of 2012, Neighbor Roy and I took off in search of the most expensive lunch in Tucson. We wanted to do our part to contribute to the under-performing Tucson economy. I am delighted to report that we found it. Or, to put it another way, they saw … Continue reading

Finger Rock Trail – Tucson North

Finger Rock

Beautiful canyon, brutal hike. 8 miles out and back. Steep. No, I mean really steep! Rock climbing near the top. This outcropping is the towering natural monument you see from the City as you look north toward the Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. Don’t do it if you’re not seriously … Continue reading

Romero Canyon To Montrose Pools Trail

Catalina St Park Picnic

The Romero Canyon Trail is located at the end of the road in Catalina State Park. Out and back, it’s about 2 fairly easy miles. If it has rained recently, there will be falls and water in the Montrose Pools. Dog on leash OK. … Continue reading

Catalina State Park Hikes

Catalina St Park Picnic

For starters in Catalina State Park, we recommend Romero Canyon to Montrose Pools. The Romero Canyon Trail (7.2 mi.) is a longer, more strenuous hikes through beautiful desert terrain and riparian canyons. It climbs to cool natural pools during the wetter months and connects with other Coronado National Forest trails. … Continue reading

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch – The Grill

Evening at Hacienda del Sol

July, 2011 – Is the Grill at Hacienda del Sol the best non-Mexican restaurant in Tucson? I’m trying to think of where I have had a better dining experience and nothing comes to mind. But then, I haven’t dined at every Tucson restaurant yet. We’ll see… Executive Chef Evan Philips … Continue reading