A Reason to Go To Superior, AZ

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For a perfect day trip from Tucson (or Phoenix), you’ll be delighted if you visit The Boyce Thompson Arbetoreum. Sitting on 392 acres of lush desert just south of the town of Superior, the trails and plantings were begun in the 1924 by Colonel William Boyce Thompson . On a beautiful Spring day, seven of us took two vehicles on…

Tucson’s Newest Seafood GalerĂ­a Rocks!

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The newest addition from the famous Tucson El Charro family, now part of Flores Concepts, Charro del Rey has opened in downtown Tucson. In a 100-year-old building next door to Charro Steak, the interior exudes charm. Adding to the trendy restaurant scene downtown, Charro del Rey is destined to be a favorite. Four of us arrived during the 4-6 PM…

Four Tucson Birthday Meals

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My birthday week allowed me to dine at four different Tucson Restaurants with friends and family. What a wonderfully yummy week! Bub and I enjoyed the $50 Filet Mignon and Lobster that Flemings features every Monday night. The service is always friendly and makes me feel special. We started with Happy Hour wine that we took to our seats. I…

Lunch With Lily

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What a lucky grandma I am! Lily and I are having lunch together once a month. She turned 17 last fall. Busy as a junior in high school and working at Panera, she is making time for us to spend together every month. This month we ate at Sauce. One of Lily’s favorite places, located at Ina and Oracle, we…

Merriman’s Yumminess

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Lunch in Waimea The farm to table concept is strong on The Big Island and there are some very good restaurants. For 20 years, Merriman’s has been right up there at the top with it’s locally sourced food prepared with fresh island flavors. Most of our trips to the Big Island include an indulgent lunch or dinner that never disappoints!…

Tennis at Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii

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The view today starts with tennis at the Bay Club. We’ve stayed and played at many of the courts at the Waikoloa Resorts. The good news is there are several, giving you lots of choice. Since we like to start our mornings with a set of tennis, finding courts when booking a room or resort is important to us. Some…

Walk Along Waikoloa Beach

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The view today is still filled with glorious 80 degree sunshine, the sounds of the sea and warm aloha vibes. From the Bay Club and Hilton Waikoloa Village there is an easy beach walk over lava, coral and sand that meanders down to Waikoloa Marriott Resort   We spent the morning with a hard-fought set of tennis (6-3). Then for…

Why We Love Our Timeshare

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Today’s view is our “almost” second home in Waikoloa on the westside of The Big Island. The weather here is sunnier than any other spot in Hawaii. Even when the rains are coming down in Hilo or the vog has blown into Kona, Waikoloa offers cloudless blue sky with year-round moderately warm daily temperatures. Hilton Grand Vacations has four timeshare…

Aloha Luxury and Beyond

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The view today is pure aloha magic at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, about 30 miles up the road from Kona. We were wide awake about 4:30 because of the difference in time zones (and our early to bed from the 27 hour day yesterday mixed with Mai Tais!). The room was quiet and comfortable and Bub was delighted to…