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 [...]

Grand Canyon, AZ

September 15th, 2018|Arizona|

As the crow flies, Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim and the Lodge at the North Rim are only 10 miles apart.  To drive between them, you have to travel 215 miles or about [...]

Arizona’s London Bridge

January 31st, 2018|Arizona|

The original London Bridge, built in 1830, was slowly "falling down" into the Thames river, unable to handle 21st Century traffic demands.  While still an iconic beauty, the city of London auctioned it off to [...]

Antelope Canyon

April 27th, 2016|Arizona|

Antelope Canyon is a series of slot canyons, carved mainly by flash floods, just outside of Page, Arizona.  From the outside, you'd never know the canyons are there.  Inside is a maze of curving walls with [...]

Grand Canyon

April 24th, 2016|Arizona|

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long - there is literally no way to see the whole thing at one time.  We hiked along the South Rim for some stunning vistas.

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