Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I've taken a few photos to share of the local cotton bales. These were beside the side of the road next to the fields. I find this fascinating.
The cotton fields are very pretty right now with cotton ready to be harvested. I think the fields look like popcorn balls. So pretty.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The event was very nice and organized. They had a DJ and later a live band. It had a cool community event feel to it with families walking around with their tots and dogs.
My only wish is that there were more farm fresh veggies for sale. There were only about two vendors who actually sold produce and the choices were limited. The majority of the vendors were selling handmade items and crafts. I'm not complaining too much as the craft vendors were great. There were wool vendors who spun their own wool, a booth from the Olive Mill and Schnepf Farms. There was a lovely woman who made awesome greeting cards. A number of excellent jewelry and beading booths. I made a few cool purchases myself and as usual made a few impulse buys.
I met up with a friend from Gilbert who has not spent much time in QC. After we left the farmers market we drove over to Schnepf farms and had breakfast at their restaurant. I had never eaten there before and was pleasantly surprised. We had a breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon and biscuits topped off with some delicious coffee. It was very relaxing and the food was great.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
From their website:
Now through Saturday, December 27, 20086:30pm - 9pm
Enjoy the relaxing sounds of music, Friday and Saturday evenings!From now through the end of the year, SanTan Village will host music every Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6:30pm - 9pm in the Gathering Courtyard in front of Harkins Theatres.
Enjoy entertaining sounds from local solos, duos and trios, providing an ambient environment unlike any other shopping destination in Gilbert. *Music will stop in the Gathering Courtyard on Saturday evenings during the Fall Concert Series, October 25 - November 22 and will resume on November 29.
Friday, October 17: Mary Hoffman - Country Western
Saturday, October 18: Pete Pancrazi - Jazz Standards
Friday, October 24: Patte Williams & Company
Friday,October 31: Whitney Steele - Contemporary Folk
Friday,November 7: Mary Hoffman - Country Western
Friday, November 14: Pete Pancrazi - Jazz Standards
Friday,November 21: Blues Legend Hans Olson
Free is Good. - Agreed?
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Uncle Bears Bar and Grill opens in Queen Creek. Locals rejoice.
I finally had the chance to check out Uncle Bears Grill and Bar on Rittenhouse. It has only been open for a few weeks. When the Uncle Bears opened on the Power Road location we could never get a seat in the place as it was packed.
This location is extra roomy with a giant bar that seats about twenty. There is an outdoor patio area and tons of big screen TV's for any sports enthusiast. It has a nice comfortable atmosphere and the food is decent too.
Hooray for Uncle Bears! We wish you luck in Queen Creek. Thanks for considering Queen Creek as a location. We sorely need more establishments such as this.
Uncle Bears is located at 21151 E Rittenhouse, Queen Creek AZ 85242.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
One day it was an old house with some horses in it's small yard. The next day it was a burned out building and eyesore on Ocotillo. I blinked my eyes and it was gone. Bulldozed. Not a bad thing.
I do worry about those big trees on Ocotillo near Ironwood. I always wonder how old they are and what type of trees they are. How many animals live in them. I fully expect for them to be torn down in the sake of progress. I'm sure someone thinks they are dangerous. I think they are interesting and beautiful. They are more than likely some of the oldest trees in the area.
R.I.P. old burned out building.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Landscaping in the medians are au natural with tumbleweeds growing right down the middle of the streets. Some are even big enough to block your view in a turn lane. We also have natural tumbleweed removal - it's called monsoon winds.
On a recent week we all had the pleasure of a dead cow laying on the side of the road. Now THAT has a rural country feel. The majority of the homeowners in the area do not have a rural farming background so this was a super treat as many of us have never seen a dead cow in full view before.
I personally like a prettied up "rose colored glasses" view so we don't scare the tourists away.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Kudos to AZT for adding beauty to the area.