Category Archives: summer getaways

The Retreats at El Rancho Robles now open in Oracle, Arizona

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.

To view our SLIDESHOW of Oracle, ArizonaCLICK HERE.

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Birders at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson

For more information on Sweetwater Wetlands, visit TucsonMenu.com.

Cool off above Tucson at Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon

Rose Canyon Lake by SearchNetMedia
Rose Canyon Lake, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information on Rose Canyon Lake and other recreation areas, visit TucsonMenu.com.

iPad App NOAA Radar US for watching Arizona monsoon storms

A great app for your iPad2 or iPhone is NOAA Radar US. Worth $1.99. Great for watching the Tucson monsoon storms move across the state.

Music on the Mountain in Summerhaven

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.

Tucson one of USA Today’s “10 great places for city cycling”

Mount Lemmon by SearchNetMedia
Mount Lemmon, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

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.

Arizona summer monsoon is on its way

Taken today from the Catalina Foothills. Probably 50 miles south of Tucson. Good chance of rain between July 5th and 7th. 60% as of today.

Coronado Forest to close June 9 due to Extreme Fire Danger

For updated information, visit The Coronado National Forest USDA Forest Service website.

Art in Tubac, Arizona

Tubac art by SearchNetMedia
Tubac art, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information on what there is to do and see in Tubac, visit SantaCruzValley.com.

A short road trip from Tucson to Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon by SearchNetMedia
Madera Canyon, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

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:

Madera Canyon – slideshow #1

For a slideshow of another Madera Canyon visit, from Tucson through Sahuarita and Green Valley, see:

Santa Cruz Valley – Madera Canyon-Green Valley-Sahuarita – slideshow #2

For more places to visit around Madera Canyon, visit SantaCruzValley.com.

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