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Tucson’s Skyline Country Club

We had the privilege of dining at the historic Skyline Country Club in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills. The cuisine was prepared by award-winning chef, Chef Issa Moussa and his staff, and was absolutely delicious. The city views were spectacular, and the atmosphere was relaxing.

For information on the Skyline Country Club, CLICK HERE.

Acacia restaurant opens it’s doors in the Catalina Foothills

Their last day open at their St. Philips location was Thursday, January 13th. They opened the new Acacia just yesterday on Friday, January 14th. They are now located at Gallery Row, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Find them on the Northeast corner of Skyline and Campbell.

New digs, new menu, same quality food and drink. We had the mahi-mahi tacos with a roasted jalapeno pepper, and calamari tonight. Both were excellent. They have the best view in Tucson, overlooking the city lights from nearly 3000 feet above sea level in the Catalina Foothills.

Birders – Wings Over Willcox Birding and nature Festival is Jan. 12-16

Visit Cochise County – Willcox and Wings over Willcox for more information.

Downtown Tucson Mexican cuisine at Cafe Poca Cosa

You will find delicious Mexican cuisine at Cafe Poca Cosa on Pennington Street in downtown Tucson. Upscale, yet casual atmosphere. Friendly, attentive, and informed staff. We recommend the Chef’s sample plate if you visit for lunch.


Downtown Tucson

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For other favorite Tucson restaurants, visit TucsonMenu.com.

Video Tour of Sonoita, Elgin and Patagonia in Southern Arizona

Visit the Santa Cruz Valley in Southern Arizona.

Music courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store.
Song: Western
Artist: King of Hawaii
Album: Henry Call Home

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Fountain Hills Arizona – March 13th


Fountain Hills

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The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, along with other organizations will sponsor the 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Fountain Hills, Arizona from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Enjoy a festive day filled with fine food, music, and fun activities that the whole family can engage in.

For more information on Fountain Hills, visit FountainHillsVacation.com.

Palm Springs Restaurant Week June 4th – 13th


Palm Springs Sunrise

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The 2010 Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week we be held June 4th through the 13th. Promoters are hoping to have at least 100 restaurants participating. Nearly 25,000 diners enjoyed the cuisine from Palm Springs area restaurants last year.

Palm Springs, California is a four hour drive from Phoenix, and only hour and a half from many Southern California beach cities.

VisitPalmSprings.org for more information on places to see, stay and restaurants in Palm Springs.

Scottsdale prepares for Phoenix Open shopping boost


Scottsdale Quarter

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The 2010 Phoenix Open will draw hundreds of thousands of people to Phoenix and Scottsdale shops and restaurants.

Just blocks from the Open, is the new Scottsdale Quarter – a new city district, right across the street from Kierland Commons (great shops and restaurants). The stores are starting to open at the Scottsdale Quarter. The new Apple Mac store is beautiful and the Oakville Grocery was packed with customers enjoying high quality gourmet, specialty food and wine.

For information on these Scottsdale shopping areas, visit ScottsdaleVacation.com.

For information on some of our favorite restaurants while you visit Phoenix-Scottsdale, visit PhoenixMenus.com and ScottsdaleMenus.com.

Land on Tucson this winter

Moonrise

Tucson Moonrise

The weather in Tucson is getting real nice, so come down and Discover Southern Arizona.

There are truly so many places to “discover” in Arizona, and Tucson is a great place to stay as your base.  Directly south of Tucson is the Santa Cruz Valley. To the southeast is Cochise County. Each is rich in history, art, culture, beauty, and great wine.

If you want to go north, then Casa Grande is minutes away, and great golf is not much further in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.

Venture just an a little more than an hour north of Scottsdale, and explore Prescott, Sedona, and Flagstaff.

Arizona is so beautiful and diverse. So, think about coming out West this winter to DiscoverArizona.org.

Happy Halloween Eve from Historic Willcox, Arizona

Halloween Sheriff in Willcox, AZ
Halloween Sheriff in Willcox, AZ

We went down to the old western town of Willcox, Arizona today. We drove slowly through town because the Halloween Sheriff was watching. Willcox, Arizona is an historic old western town in Cochise County, Arizona.

While we were there, we stopped and ate at Big Tex Bar-B-Que’s Dining Car Restaurant. It is bigger than it looks. The service and food at this family restaurant were great, and we will be back. We have to admit that we did not have barbeque though. Why? Because I was across the street looking for treasures in a thrift shop, and someone from Louisiana ordered for me. What was ordered? The Special – catfish, fries, and cole slaw (Louisiana dish, of course). It was delicious though, but next time I will do my own ordering. You have to have BBQ at a BBQ place, in my opinion…at least the first visit.

One of the Willcox locals recommended that we stop by Buffalo Sisters Trading Post down the street. It was a cozy shop with antiques, art, furniture and other treasures. But the best part was meeting the wonderful Buffalo Sisters shop owner, Jetty White (also known as Red Elk). She had a shop full of interesting things, and friendly locals that we enjoyed talking to.

We heard some exciting things about Willcox’s Wine Country, and plan on returning during Rex Allen Days and Wings Over Willcox. We left, heading back to Tucson, riding into the Willcox sunset tonight.

For more information on Willcox – VisitCochiseCounty.com.

See a WILLCOX SLIDESHOW.

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