On a sunny May afternoon, I was running errands near the downtown Phoenix/Arizona Downtown U.S. post office. It occurred to me that setting foot inside the Westward Ho has been on my AZ bucket list for years. The Westward Ho looms above the downtown Phoenix skyline. It’s very recognizable because for decades it was the […]Read More Arizona Bucket List No. 65 – Set foot inside the Historic Hotel Westward Ho
My quest to find a local winery that produces something I actually like has been going on for years. And finally, Arizona, we have a winner! After many fruitless searches, many tastings that ended in disappointment, visits to Devour food festival that ended with me spitting out red vino into a bucket, I finally found […]Read More Arizona Bucket List No. 66 – Find an AZ wine I can actually enjoy!
PBS is one of my favorite local stations, and it has been since I was a kid. Last fall, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the production of live Arizona broadcasting. I applied and was selected to appear on an episode of Check Please, Arizona! starring local restauranteur and host Mark Tarbell. My […]Read More Arizona Bucket List. No. 67 – Be on Check Please, AZ!
Staycation at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Arizona. Try the pools and do happy hour at Toro. Great views of TPC golf courses, fun activities for families, palm trees and relaxation.Read More Arizona Bucket List No. 68 – Princess Resort Stay-Cation
The first weekend of Dec. 2017, my husband and I collected our backcountry camping pass, a small tent, his backpack, some sleeping bags and packed the car to make the trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. I hiked the canyon as a teenager; for him, hiking it had been a lifelong dream. The first […]Read More Arizona Bucket list No. 69 – Hike and camp the Grand Canyon
Basically, it was everything we signed up for. We left with two beautiful collector’s edition Killer Termite T-shirts. 🙂Read More Arizona Bucket list No. 70 – Doug Stanhope
… at the Arizona State Fair, no doubt! It’s hard for me to think of any other definitive Arizona bands that we followed, growing up, except for Jimmy Eat World and the Refreshments. I don’t really like Jimmy Eat World, or the Refreshments, musically. Just my personal taste. But, growing up, I was very into […]Read More Arizona Bucket list No. 71 – See the Gin Blossoms Live