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An Unexpected Detour

November 18, 2019

We started the morning in Nogales, headed to Patagonia and then life took an unexpected detour. Let’s back up a bit. On Saturday (today is Monday) Rob was concerned about some containers that were coming in and was fretting about maybe coming home early. So, we booked a flight home for Tuesday as the containers […]

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Down The Road To Nogales, AZ

November 17, 2019

We left Casa Grande and headed on down the road to Nogales, AZ and arrived this evening to watch the sunset from the hot tub. Our first stop was Picacho Peak State Park which we have stopped at before. As the park attendant was taking a look at our park pass I could see out […]

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Verde Valley, AZ

November 16, 2019

Spending the day in the Verde Valley was like coming home. We visited all the wonderful places that we’ve been to before so this post won’t be very long as I’ve already written about them. Most importantly it was Rob’s 67th birthday. Looking good!! We packed up the car this morning and heading for Montezuma […]

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Dead Horse Ranch and Verde Canyon Railroad

November 15, 2019

Wonderful day at Dead Horse Ranch and Verde Canyon Railroad. We started the day by heading to Dead Horse Ranch to see what birds we could find in the morning. As soon a the car stopped there was a Vermilion flycatcher. One of the most beautiful flycatchers I’ve ever seen. After I followed it all […]

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Watson and Willow Lakes, Prescott AZ

November 14, 2019

After getting off to a late start this morning we headed out to see Watson and Willow Lakes. These are man-made lakes as well as the two that we saw yesterday. We found Watson lake by the side of the road and walked down a trail to the dock. You could see lots of ducks […]

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Goldwater and Lynx Lakes, Prescott AZ

November 14, 2019

After having a good night’s sleep and filling breakfast we heading out to Goldwater and Lynx Lakes. Starting with Goldwater Lake we found that it was only about 10 minutes out of town. Here is a short snippet from the Prescott website: Though a smaller sized lake at 15 acres, there are many ways to […]

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Travelling Stress Free

November 13, 2019

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be travelling stress free? The trip from Victoria to Phoenix was nothing short of miraculous. Flight left at 1:25 pm boarding at 1 pm. We got to the airport in plenty of time and found a parking spot in a crowded lot close to […]

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Last Year’s Garden – What Worked and What Didn’t

June 14, 2019

I’ve finished planting my garden, deciding where veggies should go in what raised bed based on crop rotation and this year I’m even taking into account what plants grow better with others (companion planting). What also comes into play at this time is last years successes and failures in the garden. I call them my […]

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DIY – How To Keep Hummingbird Feeders From Freezing!

March 9, 2019

We were heading out on holidays for two weeks and the west coast was heading into it’s worse weather in years. It was actually freezing here which is unusual by itself, but now it was going to go down to -7 C (20 F) and I needed to find a way to keep the hummingbird […]

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