Houseboating on Lake Powell, Arizona

    7/06/17 •

    …My husband and I recently experienced a truly unique vacation–floating for 5 days aboard a 54-foot houseboat on Lake Powell in northern Arizona. This houseboating trip was the most relaxing and scenic getaway we’ve ever taken. Lake Powell was formed in 1962 when the Glen Canyon Dam was completed near Page, Arizona, forcing…

    Hackberry Visitors Center and Museum, Arizona

    10/11/16 •

    …I’d never heard of Hackberry, Arizona until I happened to see a photograph in a magazine of what I thought was an old abandoned gas station with a red-and-white ’57 Corvette parked in front of the pumps. There was something alluring about the place, but there was no information with the photo except…

    Tucson's Rodeo Parade Museum, Arizona

    9/22/13 •

    …This is a ‘must see’ if you visit Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum and its more than 100 original and reconditioned wagons, stagecoaches and buggies, is well worth the trip. With names like Conestoga, Belly Dump and Victoria Coach, it’s the largest such collection in the U.S. The guides are Western…

    Day Trip to the Apache Trail in Arizona

    9/01/12 •

    …The next time you’re in Phoenix, Arizona, consider a day trip through history along the Apache Trail, also known as State Highway 88. The trail used to be a raiding route for the Apache Indians as well as a stagecoach and freight wagon route between Mesa and Globe. Now it’s a narrow, windy…

    Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Arizona

    8/29/13 •

    …I found a unique treasure in northeastern Arizona — the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site near Ganado. Businessman John Hubbell bought this store in 1878. The Hubbell family sold it to the federal government in 1967, but it’s still in business–the Navajo Nation’s oldest continuously operating trading post. The site encompasses the…

    Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Arizona

    9/25/13 •

    …During a recent trip to Arizona, my husband and I enjoyed an entertaining stop at the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch along I-10, between Tucson and Phoenix. The ranch sells a lot of ostrich-related products, like infertile eggs for eating, feather dusters, oil and eggshells. But the best part was feeding these interesting animals….

    Visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona

    6/09/17 •

    …Nearly 50 miles or so southeast of Phoenix, Arizona stands Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, built by the mysterious Hohokam civilization in the early 1300s. Archaeologists suggest that the “Great House” was an observatory of sorts, noting that the small round window on the west wall aligns perfectly with the setting sun on…

    Montezuma Castle and Walnut Canyon, Arizona

    6/13/17 •

    …Wupatki National Monuments, homes to the Sinagua (which means “without water” in Spanish) hundreds of years ago. These peaceful people disappeared mysteriously ages ago, but the monuments–all within easy driving distance of Flagstaff, Arizona–stand as stoic reminders of their culture. Montezuma Castle, about 50 miles south of Flagstaff and just 3 miles east of I-17…

    Camp in Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona

    11/21/17 •

    …I think Buckskin Mountain State Park is one of the best places to camp when traveling along the Colorado River in west-central Arizona. Located along the so-called Parker Strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam, the park is a great base from which to explore the area’s many wonders. In…

    First Aid For A Baby Stung By A Scorpion? (1)

    2/04/14 •

    …your baby gets a sting, the above two posters are right: call poison control immediately. If your baby is stung and you notice any sort of reaction that you think is abnormal, don’t hesitate to call 911! Remember, it is a common myth in Arizona that smaller scorpions are more dangerous. This is not true….

    5 Picture-Perfect Towns Lost in Time

    11/14/13 •

    …charm, particularly around the holidays. Stroll through the main village in December and you’ll find it snowing in Florida, in the form of soapy flakes the locals lovingly refer to as “snoap.” Willcox, Arizona Image via Flickr by Ken Lund About 90 minutes east of Tuscon, Arizona, you’ll find the tiny town of Wilcox. This…

    Drive to the Bottom of The Grand Canyon

    12/04/15 •

    …For sheer amazement and beauty, few things top the awe-inspiring views from the rim of the Grand Canyon. But did you know you can actually drive to the bottom of this venerable national treasure? That’s what we discovered while tracing historic old Route 66 between Kingman and Seligman in northwestern Arizona. To do…

    Survival in the Sonora Desert (1)

    4/20/17 •

    …The Sonora Desert is located in Arizona. It’s hot and dry as you would expect. Your top priorities will be shelter and water. Shelter because it gets very cold at night, possibly below freezing. And water because the dryness will cause your body to dehydrate very quickly. The usual survival time without water is…

    A Detailed Guide to Pet Iguanas (Iguanidae)

    6/11/13 •

    …3 inches (7 cm). Distribution and Description: From south-western North America (Arizona, New Mexico) southward to southern Mexico. Habitat: Mountains from 4,900 to 9,800 feet (1,500 to 3,000 m), especially somewhat damp regions. Identifying characteristics: Scales keeled. Behavior: Diurnal. Ground-dwelling. Lives in small groups, dominant males on display spots. Ovoviviparous. Young animals must be separated…

    Kumback Lunch in Perry in Oklahoma: One of the States' Oldest Cafes

    11/16/17 •

    …When we travel between our summer home in Minnesota and our winter home in Arizona, we always stop at the homey Kumback Lunch in Perry, Oklahoma. Established in 1926 by a big-hearted soul named Eddie Parker, the Kumback is a fixture in this pretty prairie town, founded literally overnight during the famous 1893…

    Hankering for a Chicago Style Hot Dog

    5/06/16 •

    …in 1963 on North Avenue in Villa Park. Owner and founder Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a 6′ x 12′ trailer without a bathroom or running water. Today, there are dozens of Portillo’s, even as far away as Arizona and California. Superdawg Drive-in In May of 1948, Superdawg® was established at the corner of…

    Chinchilla Breeders (34)

    1/21/17 •

    …us somewhere on your site would be great or click on the Like button above. Since we just provide information and don’t chinchilla breeders, we won’t be in competition with you. Thanks! US-Based Chinchilla Breeders Arizona AZ Chins Delaware Angel’s Chins Florida Chinchilla Rampage Winmar Farms Illinois ABC Chinchillas Chocolate Chins Indiana NWI Chinchillas Louisiana…

    Drive the San Juan Scenic Skyway in Colorado

    11/22/16 •

    …United States where four states meet, is about 43 miles southwest of Cortez. The park is on U.S. Highway 160, at the borders of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Located on Navajo Nation land, it’s open year-round. To find out more, call the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department at 1-520-871-6647 or log on to…