Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jerome's First Saturday Art Walk - April 7, 2012

A great way to always spend a Saturday evening is to travel to Jerome for the town’s monthly First Saturday Art Walk.  For the month of April, that will be Saturday the 7th.  Even if you don’t think you want to purchase any of the wonderful artistic offerings, just to spend a night walking the streets of this historic mining town, once known as the “wickedest town of the West,” is a real treat.  A night spent at Jerome’s Grand Hotel can also be real adventure especially if you have any interest in discovering those on “the other side.”  We have listed both the Jerome First Saturday Art Walk and the Jerome Grand Hotel in our Favorite Sections at the bottom of our Blog. We have also attached a few pictures of the Jerome First Saturday Art Walk.   

Photo by Ron Chilston
Photo by Donna Chesler
Photo by Donna Chesler

Thursday, March 29, 2012

“ A Softer Side of the ‘Town Too Tough To Die’”

     If you have never been to Tombstone, Arizona, the weekend of April 13 - 15, 2012 would be a great time to make that journey to this most historic of Wild West towns.  That weekend the good folks of Tombstone will host The Rose Tree Festival which commemorates 127 years of blooming of the World’s Largest Rose Tree.
       Here is a good link to give you more information - .  We have also included some pictures we took of Tombstone in March 2010 showing some of the most famous historic sites in this wonderful Arizona town.  Finally, take a look at our movie of the “unblooming” rose tree we made that March.  We think you will be amazed of the size of this Arizona rose tree!   
The Rose Tree Museum

The Tombstone Rose Tree - March 2010

Allen Street, one of the "dusty streets of Tombstone"

Famous Bird Cage Theater

The Newspaper that wrote on October 27, 1881 "Three Men Hurled Into Eternity in the Duration of a Moment" as a result of the Gunfight At The OK Corral.

Tombstone Courthouse State Park

One of the many Allen Street businesses of Tombstone.
Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Home

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome to our blog!

Greetings!  We are two Arizonans who have spent our lifetime learning about and exploring Arizona.  We hope that anyone who wants to learn more about Arizona will visit our blog often.

Please email us with your questions you have about visiting the people, places and amazing man made and natural wonders found in Arizona.  We will be happy to share with you what we know.  We hope you will share with us your knowledge of Arizona as we too are constantly learning about our wonderful state.

We are retired public school educators who have been teaching, learning and "Finding Arizona" ourselves for over 40 years.  We have written two textbooks series for kids dealing with Arizona, both of which will soon be available as ibooks.

 For the past six years, we have written for the In&Out of Anthem magazine in Anthem, Arizona -  Here we have had published over 230 stories about Finding Arizona under the heading "Get Out".   Here is a link to most of our In&Out "Get Out" stories -   We are and always will be most grateful to Nadine Shaalan, owner and editor of the In&Out of Anthem magazine, for giving us the opportunity to write and share our Arizona stories in her wonderful community magazine.  You can always check out our new In&Out stories at this link as well.

We hope this blog becomes a great resource for you as you too go about Finding Arizona.  It is such a wonderful adventure to go on and may our blog be a friendly companion on your own Arizona journeys.

We wanted to share with you a couple of pictures and videos of a most special place in Arizona, the Chocolate Falls on the Little Colorado River northeast of Flagstaff.  Just a sample of never ending natural wonders found in Arizona!

Hope you visit with us often!

Linda & Dick

Here is a view of the Chocolate Falls (also known as the Grand Falls) flowing 30 miles east of Flagstaff.  Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, this is a trip well worth the effort to get there.  This is a springtime trip after a big snow melt runoff.  We have good directions to the Chocolate Falls that we would be happy to share, so email us if you are interested.