Mardi Gras World New Orleans

Earlier this year (January 2018) Bonny, Andrew and I were able to have an amazing trip to New Orleans together.  As it was our first trip to New Orleans, and we only had a few days, we tried to hit as much as we could. One of the highlights, and there were many, was Blaine…

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…

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.