Fall is upon us – What is your favorite thing about fall?

This morning I was reminded of how beautiful Arizona can be in the fall. The morning air is crisp and invigorating, and the forests become so vibrant and colorful!  What is your your favorite thing about fall? Please share your thoughts, stories and photos in the comments below (pingbacks are welcome).  #fall #autumn #inspiration #writing…

The Spirit of Elvis

This chapel was used in the filming of the 1969 American Western Movie Charro starring Elvis Presley. Having survived two fires, it is now part of the Superstition Mountain – Lost Dutchman Museum. It sits at the base of the Superstition Mountains as a reminder of the glory days of the wild west and all the old western…

9 Reasons Why We Love Traveling and Vacations by RV

You plan for weeks, searching out the best rates.  Flights, Rental Cars, Hotels.  You bounce from website to website, or even apps to apps.  You plan out every piece of your trip.  The night before you lay out everything and pack what you think you will need.  You probably looked at the weather to know…

Fighting Fire with Fire

Fire fighters continue to battle the Fulton Fire that has been blazing in along the Mogollon Rim and Highway 260 Northeast of Payson, Arizona. Today smoke was heavy and roads were closed as they were setting back fires along Young Road south of Highway 260 in an effort to contain the fire.  As of today…

Hiking Little Granite Mountain Loop near Prescott, Arizona

It was a couple of years ago that I first found this beautiful hike in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. I had been struggling with some personal challenges, and been pretty depressed during that time. In order to stay upbeat and positive I was trying to get out and do as many things as I…

Exploring Colossal Cave in Vail, Arizona

On our excursion to Southern Arizona wine country earlier this year, we did a little sight seeing outside of the wineries. In other words, we wanted to give our livers a break and get a little exercise. We had talked about visiting one of the caves in the area, and since we had been to Kartchner Caverns before,…

Taller than the Trees

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” –Henry David Thoreau

Hiking Horton Creek Trail near Payson, Arizona

Horton Creek Trail is a fairly easy 3.5 mile out and back hike. It has a slight uphill grade, a pretty little creek and lots of shade along the way. The creek is fairly shallow with small pools and lots of pretty little waterfalls, and culminates at Horton Spring which bubbles cool clear water from the hillside. You’ll see wild strawberries, blackberries and grapes growing along the creek, but watch out for poison ivy.