Category Archives: summer getaways
What was the 1930’s El Rancho Robles Dude Ranch in Oracle, Arizona is now open as the Retreats at El Rancho Robles. It has been newly restored to its past glory, a wonderful group retreat and event facility. It is a beautiful setting. Visit their website to see accommodations and photos – elranchorobles.com.
Oracle, Arizona is a great place to take photos too.
Escape the heat in Tucson, and drive up to Summerhaven for some “Music on the Mountain” on Sunday, August 21rst. LAVAMusic.org presents Top Dead Center – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an acoustic jam session starting at 11 and band starting at noon – Outdoor concert in a festival setting in Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon.
USA Today recently listed “10 great places for city cycling”, which included Tucson. It mentioned “cactus-studded Saguaro National Park”, or the “15-mile trip, along the Rillito River, offers sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains”. However, if you are up to the challenge, consider biking from Tucson to Summerhaven at Mt. Lemmon, 28 miles above Tucson.
For updated information, visit The Coronado National Forest USDA Forest Service website.
We took a short road trip from Tucson to Madera Canyon yesterday. It was cool temps and fragrant pine air. A great “birding” spot! Yesterday we were fortunate to see some “wild turkeys”.
For a slide show of the big birds:
For a slideshow of another Madera Canyon visit, from Tucson through Sahuarita and Green Valley, see:
For more places to visit around Madera Canyon, visit SantaCruzValley.com.