Phoenix Sibling Reunion

2020-04-21T16:28:02-07:00February 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

2018-11-04T17:02:22-08:00September 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

2018-05-13T15:27:35-07:00January 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

2016-05-10T18:36:49-07:00April 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

2016-05-05T18:26:42-07:00April 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.

Sedona and Flagstaff AZ

2016-05-05T17:43:39-07:00April 23rd, 2016|Arizona|

Saw some new trails and Native American caves in Sedona and Flagstaff this time around.  Our friends from Paris - Michèle and her sons Bill and Bob were along for some Southwest sojourning.

Sedona AZ

2016-04-13T11:30:25-07:00March 14th, 2016|Arizona|

I had forgotten just how breathtaking Sedona is, like living in a postcard.  The town's first postmaster was a guy named Schnebly, a very awkward name to spell and pronounce.  So the town was named after his [...]