Picture This: The Petrified Forest


As we continue to seek out social distance friendly destinations the wide open spaces of Arizona offer an intriguing option… ancient, petrified trees!
When we heard forest, we expected large groups of upright trees. We felt kind of dumb. The petrified trees are all laying on the ground – alive with vibrant color – left there about 225 million years ago during the Late Triassic… CONTINUE READING >>


As we continue to seek out social distance friendly destinations the wide open spaces of Arizona offer an intriguing option… ancient, petrified trees!
When we heard forest, we expected large groups of upright trees. We felt kind of dumb. The petrified trees are all laying on the ground – alive with vibrant color – left there about 225 million years ago during the Late Triassic… CONTINUE READING >>

Our Favorite Winter Getaways (without going too far away)

With the holidays behind us we think it is a good time to take a look at some ideas for escaping the midwinter doldrums that are likely fast approaching. So here we go with a look back at a few of the places that were the best for lifting our spirits over the past few winters… CONTINUE READING >> 

With the holidays behind us we think it is a good time to take a look at some ideas for escaping the midwinter doldrums that are likely fast approaching. So here we go with a look back at a few of the places that were the best for lifting our spirits over the past few winters… CONTINUE READING >> 

Rocky Mountain High

When John Denver was singing back in the seventies, for me it wasn’t about some mythical and groovy Shangri La, it was about my life.

But that life took its twists and turns that took me away. Now I don’t get back as often as I’d like… CONTINUE READING >> 

When John Denver was singing back in the seventies, for me it wasn’t about some mythical and groovy Shangri La, it was about my life.

But that life took its twists and turns that took me away. Now I don’t get back as often as I’d like… CONTINUE READING >> 

Skiing Southern Style

Where in the world could we ski all day and make it back to the hotel in time to catch some rays by the pool? Only at America’s southernmost ski area… CONTINUE READING >> 

Where in the world could we ski all day and make it back to the hotel in time to catch some rays by the pool? Only at America’s southernmost ski area… CONTINUE READING >> 

Cliff Dwelling on the Past

The Old West is a lot older than gunfights, Tombstones, and Boot Hills.

For our journey back in time, we rode off into the sunset, heading west.

South Central Arizona is generously sprinkled with ancient ruins left behind by the Native Americans of the area… CONTINUE READING >>

The Old West is a lot older than gunfights, Tombstones, and Boot Hills.

For our journey back in time, we rode off into the sunset, heading west.

South Central Arizona is generously sprinkled with ancient ruins left behind by the Native Americans of the area… CONTINUE READING >>