Taliesin West

Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio, and school in Scottsdale Arizona from 1937 until his death in 1959.  Frank Lloyd Wright felt strongly about connecting with the environment and in the desert it was long, low, sweeping lines, up tilting planes, and colors.  The structure walls are made of local desert rocks, […]

Giant Insects

Arizona Science Center has a new exhibit called “The World of Giant Insects” that transports you into a bug’s life. Chinese Praying Mantis Black Widow Lime Swallowtail Caterpillar Desert Locust

75 Years of Airpower


Luke Air Force Base is an advance flight training base, created in 1941 and named after Second Lieutenant Frank Luke (1897-1918) who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor during World War I. This weekend Luke Air Force Base is hosting a “75 years of Airpower” celebration Open House and Air Show.


While visiting Emily we took a road trip to Flagstaff to explore and discovered a cute town.  The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.  The flagpole was a trail marker for wagon trains bound for California […]

Introducing Lacey

After a few months of searching, Emily decided this cute puppy would be her new companion.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dame in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border of Nevada and Arizona.  It was constructed between 1931 – 1936 during the great depression as part of the Work Project Administration (WPA).  The generators provide power for public and private utilities […]