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ScottdaleVacation.com – Old Town Scottdale

What luck I had when I happened to be on the corner, in Old Town Scottsdale taking pictures and these fine vintage cars rolled around the corner. I love it here, because you just never know what you’ll see.

When I crossed Scottsdale Road, there was a horse drawn carriage. Plenty of shops and restaurants too. A nice place for a day of family shopping. Something for sure, for everyone.

If you are going to venture out to other places in Arizona click here for other local information.

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Agua Caliente Park is located in Tucson, Arizona at 12325 E Roger Road. The ponds and grounds are very nice, but my favorite part about the park is the Ranch House. The kitchen is like stepping back into time..I believe the late 50’s to early 60’s.

I imagine a Ranch House had to be very efficient with not a whole lot of frills. The kitchen, dining and living room fit the picture I have in my head of that to a ‘t’. Everything is neat, well organized, and functional.

The history of this park has been traced from 5500 years ago to the present. Read about it on the Friends Of Agua Caliente’s history page. They have done a wonderful job of keeping this park up and preserved for us all to see and enjoy.

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For a really nice southwest vacation consider Cochise County in Arizona. The unique history, architecture, landscape and things to do will leave you with many memories.

The Hotel Gadsden in Douglas, Arizona is full of history.  Some say that Pancho Villa even rode his horse up the stairs inside.

Hotel Gadsden staircase - Douglas, Arizona

Lots to see in Tombstone, Arizona. The courthouse museum is one of my favorites and is filled with memorabilia and artifacts from Wyatt Earp’s days there as Marshall.

Tombstone, ArizonaBisbee, Arizona is a quaint little town that has shops, mine to visit and lots to see. It’s fun to walk around downtown. The Queen Mine tour is really something. Queen Mine Tour Bisbee, Arizona

St David, Arizona has  a monastery that is very peaceful to visit.  Great for birding too.

St David, ArizonaDriving through Sierra Vista, Willcox, and Benson, Arizona the scenery changes each time. Higher in elevation, it is cooler in the summer.

The Dragoon Mountains are also beautiful.

Benson was on the historic Butterfield Overland Stage Route.

Willcox is becoming famous for its wine vineyards.

Sierra Vista is home to the Historic Fort Huachuca.

Sierra Vista, Arizona Fort Huachuca Museum

Happy trails!

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Galveston Bay Foundation’s yearly Raftup Labor Day party has had almost 150 private boats gathered around the Star Gazer to listen to a concert by singer/songwriter Kelly McGuire in the past.

Photo by Galveston Bay Foundation

Photo by Galveston Bay Foundation

The annual event benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. Not having a boat is not a problem; you may get tickets at Star Fleet Yacht for the 8 mile cruise.

If you are traveling to Galveston, Texas take a look here for places to stay: GalvestonRental.us . For some fishing while you’re there check out TexasFish.com.

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Aspen, Colorado - photo by Mark Gallagher (cc)

Aspen, Colorado - photo by Mark Gallagher (cc)

This Labor Day Holiday weekend  is the Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado. 

Beginning on September 4th the event is kicked off with Citizen Cope, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. On the 5th, Umphrey’s McGee, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, and the Black Eyed Peas will be there. Playing on the 6th is Drive By Truckers, Dobbie Brothers and the Allman Brothers Band. What a fantastic line up of music!

If you are going to visit Colorado and would like to look for rental condos, homes and other places to stay check out Coloradorental.com. While traveling through Colorado see restaurant information for Colorado Springs, Durango, Fort Collins. Happy trails as you head out West!

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We drove by the El Rancho Robles (The Oak Ranch), off one of the main roads in Oracle, Arizona. I wondered about it, took pictures and did a little research on it.

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

The ranch was built by Charles and Helen Galey Gilliland around 1923. The yester-years brochure from the library in Arizona shows that guests would have, “a horse suitable to his own requirements“, and, “Hunters may have their choice of bear, coyote, mountain lion, deer, wild hog, quail, ducks rabbits and other small game.

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

If you happen to be in the Tempe, Arizona area, near the Arizona State University, you may view the Charles L. Gilliland Photograph Collection at the Arizona Historical Foundation. Their collection is not available to view online.

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles - Discover Arizona

El Rancho Robles – Discover Arizona

For more of our Arizona pictures please see our site DiscoverArizona.org where you can have a virtual trip and visit all over Arizona.

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