Puerto Penasco

Let the road trips continue! I’m sure Jake will accuse me of taking on a new job promoting the state of Arizona, but what can I say. The place amazes me sometimes. (And I’m not just talking about the wild pigs that ransack our trash bins or the fact that people rejoice when it rains.) Think about this: You can […]

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Breckenridge

With a trip to the Snowbowl under our belts and a newfound sense of confidence in our abilities (didn’t take much… ANY practice was a bonus after four years off skis), it was time to take ourselves on a real ski trip. In one of those rare cases where plans come together effortlessly, and somewhat […]

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Flagstaff

General rule of thumb: When it rains in Scottsdale in the ‘winter’, chances are good that it’s snowing just north of the valley. Hello ski season! We had our doubts about the Arizona Snowbowl. Something seemed odd about pulling ourselves away from our pool to go dig out the woolies and down coats and find […]

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Citrusing

At the risk of yet again exposing my inner nerd… I LOVE Pick Your Own produce. You just can’t get a fresher taste than straight off the tree. And what’s more, you get to spend a day outdoors, eating to your heart’s content. Growing up, we had ten fruit trees in our backyard and still found the need to venture […]

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Sedona

A good photo keeps a moment from running away.  But what about when the photo can’t quite capture the moment? Jake and I are such (dare I say it?!) POOR gift givers that we decided long ago to use our birthdays, anniversary, holidays (anything, really!) as an excuse to travel – even if it’s just a short drive […]

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Date Creek Ranch

Protein. MEAT! We’d nearly given up on it while we were in Asia because anything store-bought either tasted terrible (don’t even think about touching the chicken!) or cost a pretty penny if it was actually edible (meaning sourced from Australia). I knew better than to think anything coming in a little yellow […]

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