Tag Archives: AZ

Bumble Bee Ranch

Oasis might be a bit strong of a word,  but the Bumble Bee Ranch is a pretty nice spot in the desert. The ranch is 180 acres, and located approximately 50 miles north of Phoenix, 100 miles south of Flagstaff. … Continue reading

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they warned us about this

yep, there’s pokey things in the desert. particularly pernicious are the cholla. AKA jumping cholla. they’ll get on you and don’t want to turn loose. and the instinctive response to try to brush them off just makes things worse. we … Continue reading

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Rock Springs Cafe

The road side stop – gas station, restaurant, trinket shop and Famous Pies! Just of Highway 17 between Phoenix and Flag(staff), Rock Springs Cafe sounds like it gets pretty busy at peak travel times. We were there on a weekday … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 2

<<< previous day <<< Slept in a bit then a most awesome breakfast at a local restaurant, which I managed to put away despite still feeling kinda full from the night before. Fun stuff in the local paper – an … Continue reading

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tanks and big pipe

Water delivery infrastructure. It follows me, even on vacation.

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Tucson Festival of Books‏

Lots to see and do at the Tucson Festival of Books. Actually a bit overwhelming and a bit of a mish-mosh of things so I wasn’t quite sure what I was supposed to be getting out of it, but it … Continue reading

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University of Arizona Poetry Center

Unexpected Amazingness! University of Arizona has a Poetry Center!! Since 1960, in fact. Who knew?  It sounds like an absolutely amazing wonderful magical place – a collection of nearly 70,000 works of poetry and poetry related items, readings, discussions, workshops. … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 1

<<< previous day <<< Breffast and back on the road. Down the hill and to the left on the 210 and then eventually to the I-10 eastbound. I don’t know why it always surprises me that there’s big ass mountains … Continue reading

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Gila Bend Dinosaurs

Gassin’ up in Gila Bend to a nice assortment of dinosaurs. The mini-mart also had quite the collection of pottery and random yard ornamentation for sale. Oh and soft serve! Not quite DQ or even Fosters, but sometimes ya gotta … Continue reading

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Really Good Fresh Jerky

I’d been seeing billboards for Really Good Fresh Jerky along I-10, and although I didn’t really need a stop at that point in the trip, how could I resist? For some reason I was thinking it would be a bit … Continue reading

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