Thursday, November 10, 2011

Javelina Jundred Run. - Head to Fountain Hills this Weekend!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY this weekend in Fountain hills.

The Javelina Jundred run 11/12-11/13. Proceeds go to the McDowell Mountain Park Trail Fund.

For more detailed information click HERE.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween.

Be careful driving and watch for children.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Spirit of Giving Gala

If you are looking for a fun adult Halloween Party in the Phoenix area I'd like to recommend a party that benefits a local non-profit organization. The event is the TCH Monster Mash.

The Centers for Habilitation (TCH) has been empowering people with special needs since 1967. TCH is focused on offering services that help their clients live up to their full potential.

The Monster Mas will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 7-11pm. Location - 4633 E Ray Rd., Phoenix AZ. (Former Stein Mart location)
Tickets are $60 each and reserved tables are available. Guests will enjoy a thrilling evening of costumes, live music, dancing and a spine-tingling Haunted House with food and drink, raffles, prizes and a silent auction. MC'ed by 12 News Anchor Scott Light.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to make your reservation, visit or call 480-730-4221.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

3rd Haboob in a month

We had some crazy dust storms here in the past month. This photo is from last week on my commute home. We ended up with some wonderful rain and ended with a rainbow.
I hope everyone is having a great August.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Full Moon Hike - San Tan Mountain Regional Park

It's been a hot month here in the San Tan Valley but that's no reason not to enjoy the desert beauty around us.

This Saturday, August 13th there is a Full Moon Hike at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek. You will be guided by a ranger for a 2.2 mile stroll along the Stargazer Trail.

We are assured that this will be a gentle hike at a gentle pace so hikers can enjoy the nighttime environment. You may want to bring a flashlight.

Where? San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen Creek.
Cost: $6 per vehicle
Phone: 480.655.5554

Sunday, July 17, 2011

San Tan Valley Sonoran Dog Lovers Rejoice!

Here in Arizona we have a delectable treat called the Sonoran Hot Dog. It is a hot dog wrapped in bacon and smothered with some awesome ingredients that may or may not include beans, Mexican cheeses and crema, onions etc.

My favorite so far has been from Moreno's Mexican Grill on Arizona Ave in Chandler.

Today while shopping near my house at the Fry's on Combs Rd. I noticed that we now have a Moreno's in Queen Creek! I am so excited as now I do not have to drive across town for my cravings. I recommend the award winning Sonoran Style hot dog $2.79. Also they have an awesome HUGE fresh Shrimp Cocktail that is loaded with shrimp $10.79. The shrimp cocktail is enough for two but you may not want to share. Enjoy one of their awesome aguas frescas too!

Moreno's has a breakfast menu also. They are open M-Thursday & Sunday 6:30 am -9 and Friday and Saturday 6:30 - 9:30pm.

Location 85 W Combs, Queen Creek AZ (480) 358-4642.

Try it - You will love it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Veggie Shopping in Apache Junction

With these times of high gas prices and budget crunching I would like to recommend one of my favorite shopping destinations in Apache Junction.

I have been shopping at Superstition Ranch Market for a few years. For me it is worth the drive for some great prices on fruits, vegetables and more. It all started with my first purchase a few years ago where I walked out of this market with a cart of great food for less than $20. You know I LOVE a good bargain. I work too hard for my money to waste it.
The fruits and vegetables are not the polished and unblemished versions you find at A.J's or Fry's, however if you are cooking with them and want great tasting food at a great price then you may want to check this out.
CHEESE CURDS!!!!! Superstition Ranch Market carries Arizona Cheese Curds that rival any found in Wisconsin.
Beans beans the magical fruit........ Tons of dried bean and soup varieties.
Rows of dried fruits and assorted old fashioned candies. Also salsas and local honey galore.
Also an assortment of old world style delicacies.
Superstition Ranch Market is located off Apache Trail in Apache Junction at 7 N 114th Street. Look for the bright neon hand written signs touting prices for their fruits and veggies.
If you try it and like it please leave a note and tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gateway Aviation Day - Open House

If you are looking for something to do in the area in March there will be an open house at the Mesa Gateway Airport at 5803 S. Sossaman Rd. If you have ever driven through the area but have never flown from this airport this would be a nice way to tour the facilities and get a close up look at some planes.
The event is called Gateway Aviation Day. It will be held on March 12th (2011) and will feature 30 aircraft displays and other exhibits. There will be a kids zone and food concessions.
The event will be from 9-2 and is free but canned food donations will be accepted for the United Food Bank.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mc San Tan Valley

We have a new eatery in the San Tan Valley on Ironwood / Gantzel near Ocotillo. He looks like a happy buddha sitting on top of his Mc Restaurant.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to all of our Queen Creek / San Tan Valley friends.

If you are buying for someone special this week, consider buying local.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Queen Creek Farmers Market looking for vendors.

Queen Creek Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The market is held in the green area parking lot next to the library.
I've been to some fabulous markets in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Vendors selling fresh cheeses, salsas, a great assortment of fresh veggies and fruit. It would be lovely to have some true vegetables and food items available at this Queen Creek market.
Please support this local market this year. Maybe it will attract more vendors.
For article from AZ Central click here.