2 Arizona Book Reviews: Chasing Arizona and Dry River

John & Sandy's Rattlesnake Crafts & Gifts. Junk Not For Sale.

Two Book Reviews, One Arizona Author. Chasing Arizona: One Man’s Obsession with the Grand Canyon State. By Ken Lamberton Chasing Arizona is a travelogue by Ken Lambertson about his one-year quest to find all 12 of Arizona’s state symbols in their natural setting: State Flower: Saguaro Blossom; State Bird: Cactus … Continue reading

Murder At The Magic Show: A Dinner Theater Review

Murder At The Magic Show Dinner Theater

Ms. Karen & I venture out at night very rarely … considering our typical day starts at 3AM; 4AM at the latest. So, by 5PM, we’ve put in a good 13-14-hour day. Somehow I was under the misconception that retirement meant a life of leisure. Can’t say exactly what happened … Continue reading

Sonoita Horse Races: 2016

Hat Contest: Sonoita Horse Races 2016

First Saturday in May 2016 We have been planning to go to the Sonoita Horse Races ever since we moved to Tucson 13 years ago, and just never seemed to make it. That all changed this year. Of course we go to the Rillito Horse Races every year … win … Continue reading

A Stroll Through St. Anthony’s Monastery!

The Abbott's home overlooking St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery.

Florence Arizona is about 75 miles NE of Tucson on Highway 79. Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery is on the way from Tucson to Florence. We had wanted to visit this monastery for years, but each time we were at or near Florence, we did not have the proper attire. … Continue reading

The Ghost Town Tour You Should Not Have Missed!

Southern Arizona Guide Ghost Town Tour at Pearce AZ

Our Ghost Town Tour leaves from Costco parking lot at I-10 & Kino Parkway at 8 AM. Usually, we go mid-week. It takes about an hour & a half to get to our first ghost town, Pearce, Arizona. Upon arrival at the Old Pearce Jail, Anna Nickell, head of the … Continue reading

The Heavens Through Sky Center’s Telescope

Orion Nebula

(While 99% of the Guide’s content is either Ms. Karen’s or Jim’s product, occasionally we invite adventurous and talented others to write a guest column. Wendy & Richard Buckley are visiting us from Alberta and we encouraged them to experience the Sky Center’s night program. This is their report.) We … Continue reading

A Day at the Races: A Slideshow About Rillito Park Racetrack

Horses At the Gate

Rillito Park Racetrack is not Santa Anita or Churchill Downs. For one thing it’s a lot smaller, which is a good thing if it’s the horses and the races that matter most. No one goes to Rillito to make a fashion statement. Rillito is a historic country racetack in the midst of a bustling urban environment.

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