Sunday, October 2, 2022

Arizona 9/16-19/22

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Friday, Sept. 16, 
I arrived in Phoenix, Arizona @8:00 pm. Loyal and Peggy picked me up and drove home to Tuscon which was a 2 hour drive. Nighty night.


Saturday, Sept. 17...

Off to Bisbee. Notice to the A on the mountain. The University of Arizona is below it.




First stop, Cafe Cornucopia. This place had such good  food, especially their desserts. Notice the repurpose items - door handle, toilet roll holder and clock







Notice the B on the mountain; it marks where Bisbee is.


Thank you Peggy, we were focused on the church.



This stairway is not part of the church but in another area.


Now at Tombstone. They preserved the cowboy days.



This is an original building.  


Thank you Peggy for this photo

More info, click on this link The Bird Cage Theatre - Tombstone, Arizona


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In search of pecans. We passed him going to Bisbee and decided to stop when we saw him again. He sold pecans, a variety of prepared pistachio and many more items. He was friendly. It was nice to support him.

I did buy Honey but forgot about the regulations at the airport for liquids. The TSA lady said, I could put it in my luggage and check it in but I was in another terminal. Terminal A had too many people at the TSA area so were were told to go to Terminal B. She was going to escort me to check it in. But then we would have to go back to Terminal A - oh well, I gave up my Honey, sure wish I could have brought it home.



A must stop spot.


One more stop before going home and chilling in their pool with wine. 






Sunday, Sept. 18...

Loyal and I met in their backyard at 4:00 am to get the stars. We drove off to Squaro National Park, that did not work, too many cars. We went back home, that also did not work - the moon was too bright.

Close by to their place is this Scenic Trailhead, we got there around 9:15 am.














This mountain is known as Sombrero


Very tall Saguaro



Lunch at La Parrilla Suiza (google translate the Swiss grill). Peggy ordered the Seafood Molcajete.




Luckily at the Saquaro National Park visitor center. Loyal got tips about how to take stars. Do it before the moon rises so that is about 8 pm.  This time Loyal found a place off the road so the headlights did not ruin our chances. I definitely need more practice.




Monday, Sept. 19...

We left Tuscon at 6:00 am to get me to Phoenix by 8:00 for my 10:00 am flight.

Thank you so much Peggy and Loyal, we certainly did a lot on Saturday and Sunday. I enjoyed your place, your dinner on Sunday was very delish, and chilling in your salt water pool with a glass of wine. That is the good life.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

New Mexico 9/1-4/22

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Thursday, Sept. 1...

Here comes our tram at the Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque.





Dinner at Range Cafe, we were fortunate there was live music. That was fun, Erma.






Friday, Sept. 2...

After exercising with Anita, we enjoyed this Bath House in Therapeutic Mineral Water. Also good for the soul.



Breakfast - showing off my sweet potato burrito.




What a history!


Used my Canon and stitched the photos together in Photoshop to get these panoramas.



Went to Cathedral Canyon also known as Tent Rocks


A view from Erma's friend Judith. Erma is on the left.




Saturday, Sept. 3...

This famous Jemez enchilada was from the Farmer's market. The peach pie was eaten before I could make a photo. Both were yummy which we brought home.


At a Thrift store



Sweet dreams. 



Sunday, Sept 4

4:40 am

(We did try the night before but it was not dark enough, the moon was in the way)

Thank you Erma for assisting me with the flash light and moving around outside to get a good view. 






After 2 years of not being opened, this place opened for business. Definitely good finds. 


Erma said this place is a must before I leave. Absolutely.


Frito pie (the Fritos are at the bottom) and fried mushrooms.


Good bye, heading towards Albuquerque.


Erma, I can't thank you enough for your hospitality and our adventures.