In Search of Cliff Dwellings in Turkey Creek Canyon

Red car crossing Aravaipa Creek

In March I shared with you our adventure to the West Entrance of Aravaipa Canyon. From Tucson, it took us about 2 hours to get there, the last several miles on a very windy but decent dirt road. The following week we drove to the East Entrance. That adventure took us about 3 hour just […]

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Wine Country Map

Vineyards Near Sonoita, AZ

Welcome to Wine Country! The wine country of Santa Cruz county features not less that 8 vineyards in a pleasant loop around Santa Cruz county. View articles about the wines and wineries in Santa Cruz County including Sonoita and Elgin.

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Bisbee Map

Bisbee, Arizona

Walking the streets of Bisbee is a journey back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Just exploring the shops, restaurants, galleries, and other establishments housed in these fine old buildings is a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Tombstone Map

Allen St Tombstone circa 1880

Tombstone, Arizona is the most famous town in the Old West and totally worth a visit, if you know where to go and what to avoid.

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Mission Tumacacori Map

Mission Tumacacori Mortuary Chapel

A Trip down the I-19 Corridor south will take you to a number of special places on the list of essential destinations including Mission Tumacacori National Historical Park.

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Sabino Canyon Map

Sabino Canyon Waterfall

Hiking Sabino Canyon is one of Tucson’s most delightful day trips. Take the tram (cash only), get off & on at the various stops along the way. Hike adjacent Bear Canyon to Seven Falls were you can cool off in the pools at the base of the falls. Picnics here are highly recommended.

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The New Desert Museum Aquarium

Boy Watching Seahorses

On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]

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Klondyke Arizona: (Almost) Ghost Town

Klondyke Arizona: Restored Cabin of Jeff Power.

Klondyke is a near-ghost town in western Graham County. In the second decade of the 21st century, the only roads out there are still unpaved. The Klondyke cemetery is just southeast of town. There you will find the graves of the Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Power and his family. Few know the sad story of these […]

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Black Hills Back Country Byway

Old Safford Bridge built with convict labor over the Gila River on what is now the scenic Black Hills Back Country Byway.

Other than to explore the abandoned old downtown and a few scattered artifacts, there isn’t much to do in Clifton except take photographs and say you’ve been there. But there is a reason to go to Clifton. Clifton is the northern entrance to the Black Hills Back Country Byway, a … Continue reading