Tag Archives: Apache Junction

Breakfast of champions…

Back home in Missouri I grew up with apple, peach and cherry trees.  I never saw an orange on the tree until I was an adult driving through Florida with the kids to Disneyworld.  But in Arizona grapefruit, orange and … Continue reading

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Back on the trail

The Apache Trail that is.  A quick back track here first.  I read that on New Years Day bikers just appear out of nowhere for an unofficial/official get together at the Tortilla Flats restaurant that I featured here; this is … Continue reading

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Blue and Green Reflection in Fish Creek (and a caveat)

This photo was taken from the other side of the bridge shown in yesterdays post.  Its location is right at the point where we were no longer driving down a very steep road and things were beginning to level out; … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Golden reflection in Fish Creek

F 7.1 – ISO 160 – 1/30 – 35mm – Canon 5D MarkIII – Hand held while on a one lane bridge watching out for cars and getting out of the way a few times when one was coming!  

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The Mighty Saguaro

The saguaro (/səˈwɑːroʊ/, Spanish pronunciation: [saˈɣwaɾo]) (Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 70 feet (21 m) tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican State … Continue reading

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Tortilla Flats

This is a must stop when traveling the Apache Trail; it’s touristy but it is so worth it!  By the time your arrive here if you are a bit parched or hankering for a hunk of hamburger then please stop … Continue reading

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Next stop on the trail…

Is something I would not have imagined.  After all of the dust, rocks and hills (and fortunately still paved roads) we rounded a corner on the trail into the Tonto National Forest.  Forest? Unless you mean a forest of cacti.  … Continue reading

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Goldfield Ghost Town

Our next stop on the Apache Trail (and long before the roads made my adrenaline rush) was the Goldfield Ghost Town.  Upon pulling into the place early that morning and before even some of the workers had arrived, I was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Gotta go?

F 6.3 – 1/250 – 35mm – ISO 100 – Canon 5D MIII  

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Superstition Mountain Museum

Arizona never fails to amaze me in all of the years I’ve been visiting the state; ever since I was six years old.  And it always has something new to share with me.  This time we ended up in Mesa, … Continue reading

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