Native American Arts and Crafts

One of the things I like to do when visiting the southwest is to see what Native American crafts are for sale. You can easily find authentic vendors selling these items outdoors at tourist locations and sometimes in remote areas along the highway. In this instance, the lady who crafted these items was at the …

West Fork Oak Creek Canyon

The West Fork Oak Creek Canyon trail was one of the places I went to during my first visit to Arizona in January 2003. I thought it was a very interesting location with potential so I had always wanted to visit again. My first visit was a bit difficult to navigate since the creek was …

The Mother Road 4/8/06 – 4/13/06

The route my brother and I drove followed most of what is considered to be Route 66. In reality Route 66 is more of a nostalgic fantasy than anything else. Aside from a few diners and a drive-in theatre the Glendora and Azusa Portion of Route 66 looks like just like any other “Main Street” …

Northern Arizona 6/26/05 – 6/30/05

My mom had a coupon for a several free nights at any Marriott-owned hotel so we (mom, brother and I) chose to go to Arizona. Vegas was the other location considered but neither of their sites were directly on the Strip so we canned that idea early on. Plus neither my mom nor brother had …

Northern Arizona 6/26/05 – 6/30/05

My mom had a coupon for a several free nights at any Marriott-owned hotel so we (mom, brother and I) chose to go to Arizona. Vegas was the other location considered but neither of their sites were directly on the Strip so we canned that idea early on. Plus neither my mom nor brother had …