Travel & musings from a redhead point of view.

Downtown Tucson, Arizona is an Eclectic Mix of Old and New

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Have you been to Tucson lately? At a population of half a million people, you’d think the city of Tucson could feel large and anonymous. It’s anything but. With a compact city center, the place comes across as a small … Read More

Arizona Hiking – Sabino Canyon and Pinnacle Peak

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  Hiking in sunny Arizona is always a welcome winter break from gray-skied Pittsburgh, even if the trip experienced unseasonably low temperatures. Sabino Canyon Hiking, Tucson Located in the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Sabino Canyon is a relaxing recreational area … Read More

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

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Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, Taliesin West is the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. BG was our guide, she has been there for 20 years and … Read More

Tantalizing Tempe, Arizona on a Sunny Day

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Tempe, Arizona is a city of surprises An afternoon in Tempe is only enough time for a glimpse of this vibrant city. But if that’s all the time you have, there are some marvelous ways to spend it. Opt for … Read More

Jerome & Cottonwood, Quaint Arizona Towns

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Going to Arizona? Don’t miss visiting the quaint towns of Jerome & Cottonwood It’s been thirty years since I went to the small town (population 400) of Jerome. This little artisan’s town impressed me then—and still does. It’s full of … Read More

Book Review: Of War & Weddings

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Of War & Weddings By Jerry Yellin This is the remarkable story of how a World War II Veteran of the Pacific makes peace with the nation and people of Japan decades after the war. Jerry Yellin was a captain … Read More