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Hiking in Sedona

April 14th, 2022|Arizona|

Mike enjoyed a four day hiking trip in stunning Sedona.  Wildland Trekking came up with new hikes, despite our many trips there.    

White Stallion Ranch in Tucson

March 26th, 2022|Arizona|

We learned here that the “dogies” in the “Git Along Little Dogies” song refers to calves who are not weaned. Because they would eat grass before their stomachs were developed, they had swollen tummies… that [...]

Rancho de la Osa in Arizona

December 14th, 2021|Arizona|

Rancho de la Osa (Ranch of the Bear) is steeped in history.  Originally a Native American outpost, it later became a Jesuit Missionary. In 1916, Pancho Villa raided and attempted to take over the ranch. [...]

Boating in Lake Pleasant, AZ

December 1st, 2020|Arizona|

Lake Pleasant is a delightful 15 square mile reservoir just outside of Phoenix.  Not too busy in early December, but it must be hopping when the weather hits triple digits here.  Fun day with our [...]

Castle Hot Springs in Arizona

November 30th, 2020|Arizona|

Castle Hot Springs has been open since 1896!  Just an hour from Phoenix, this is truly an Arizona gem. Over the decades, celebrities and dignitaries from around the world found their way to the healing [...]

Rocking in Sedona, AZ

November 24th, 2020|Arizona|

Ahhh, we love Sedona.  Named for Sedona Miller Schnebly, who's husband was the first postmaster.  He proposed "Schnebly Station" for the Post Office name, but it was too long for the cancellation stamp.  His wife [...]

Phoenix Sibling Reunion

February 16th, 2020|Arizona|

About half of the Raney clan heads to Arizona in the winter, so the rest of us decided to join them for a little sibling reunion.  We rented an AirBNB that worked out well for [...]

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