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Four Reasons Why Big Surf is Arizona’s Best Waterpark

I am an Arizona native and I have spent all but a few of my 40 plus summers in the Arizona desert’s scorching sun. I have been here long enough to know that, unless you plan to stay indoors, there is not much you can do to cool off. Spending my summers indoors was never […]

The Arizona Renaissance Festival

Modern times can seem so rushed and hectic. Sure, we have running water, antibiotics, and deodorant, but sometimes I wish I could unplug and go back in time. Maybe that is why I simply love the Renaissance Festival and have made it an annual tradition in my family. If you are an Arizona resident, I […]

Peach Faced Loved Birds

I have often shared how much I love Arizona. We have beautiful falls, amazing sunsets, and great weather 9 months out of 12. As a bird lover, though, I often regret the lack of colorful feathers in my trees and cacti. But Arizona has a growing population of peach faced love birds. They have been hanging […]

Big Surf Waterpark – An Arizona Tradition

Summer gets unbearably hot in the Arizona desert. Even swimming doesn’t beat the heat but it sure makes in a little easier to take. I grew up hearing my mom’s stories about Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, Arizona and loved it when we got to visit the waterpark ourselves. Big Surf has changed a lot since […]

Eight Reasons I Love Fall in the Arizona Desert

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns.”  -George Eliot This is the time of year that I start to remember why I still live in Arizona and why so many continue to move here. The scorching heat of the Arizona summer seems to be disappearing […]