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Sightseeing & Activities

The Rusty Spur Saloon and Art Gallery Scene of Old Town (Scottsdale, Arizona)

November 20, 2013 |

Originally, we were going to visit the City of Scottsdale to eat at Big Earl’s BBQ based on watching Travel Channel’s Man vs Food (Episode: Adam Goes for the Sides). But after talking to several locals, they recommended checking out Rusty Spur Saloon in Old Town. It’s described as, "the Oldest Cowboy Saloon in Scottsdale, with live music." The place had rave reviews on TripAdvisor (4.5 out of 5 stars). Rusty Spur’s menu had “The Best Tamale in Phoenix” on their menu. We had to see for ourselves! Read More

Porta Bote Adventure at Canyon Lake (Tonto National Forest, Arizona)

November 19, 2013 |

This is our first adventure on our Porta Bote (Portable Folding Boat). Excited! We had passed by Canyon Lake just yesterday driving through the Apache Trail Scenic Byway. We’re so happy that this 12-ft folding boat fit on our Thule SUP racks, plus the accessories and a 6-hp motor fit in the back of the Mini Cooper. Amazing! Read More

Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde, AZ)

November 14, 2013 |

4.5 of 5.0 stars on both TripAdvisor and Yelp. Not a zoo, you imagine yourself in the Serengeti as you tour areas of the park either on foot or by tram. The highlights of our visit were being kissed by a giraffe and camel, feeding tigers and petting a giant python, but also watching hyenas swallow their food whole and listening to the roars of the lions throughout the day.
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Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon Village, AZ)

November 13, 2013 |

Why visit the Grand Canyon? For activity junkies like us there’s the lure to hike, bike, mule ride, raft, whitewater, helicopter or experience land tours (bus, jeep or van). And, hello… how about just for its amazing landscape! Unfortunately, we had planned little time in the area and didn’t even know if the trip up would be doable. We’ve never been in Arizona for the winter and were worried about freezing weather… getting around in the RV. Read More

All Aboard the Grand Canyon Railway (Williams, Arizona)

November 13, 2013 | 5

Want to return to the Old West? Then jump aboard the Grand Canyon Railway from the Williams Depot, like we did! Sure, we could’ve driven to the Grand Canyon on our own but to make it more unique and special, it’s always more comfortable to let someone do the driving. When in your life can you have an opportunity to experience a vintage train on a century-old rail line?
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Bearizona: Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (Williams, AZ)

November 12, 2013 | 2

I’ve been looking forward to this drive-thru wildlife adventure since I caught an episode where it was highlighted on Travel Channel’s – Trip Flip. We arrive around 2:30pm, after visiting Montezuma Castle, as the animals are more active either earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.
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Montezuma Castle National Monument (Camp Verde, Arizona)

November 12, 2013 | 3

Imagine your apartments right smack against a limestone cliff! This community was built about 800 years ago… talk about ingenuity for a desert backdrop! This morning, we’re in Camp Verde, AZ visiting the Montezuma Castle National Monument before going up to Williams, AZ where we look forward to Bearizona.
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8-Mile Brompton Bike Ride around Mission Bay Park (San Diego, CA)

November 9, 2013 |

This morning’s mission is in search of a good breakfast burrito. One popular local joint nearby is Kono’s Surf Club Cafe in Pacific Beach. Not only attractive due to its location but prices. A breakfast sandwich (Eggs, bacon, cheese, tomato, mayo on toasted english muffin) is only $2.95. An egg burrito (Eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, pica sauce in flour tortilla) is only $4.95!!! Read More

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