A Baby Boomer's Travel Adventure
Joeann and Bub at Tennis Courts

May Tennis Amid The COVID-19 Lockdown

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Thank goodness playing tennis with the one other person you live with is not a risky activity! The weather has been delightful Arizona Spring weather and it only got really hot a few days. We played 27 days this month! We still played on the cement courts at Wilson School for the beginning of the month. Weeds grow through the…

Massage at Mandara Spa
Tennis with the Fossland's

Safe April Tennis in Spite of the Quarantine

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What crazy times! Oro Valley shut down the tennis courts at the country club, so we were happy to find there were still some open at Wilson School. Shhh…. don’t tell anyone! We seem to be the only people that know about them. Perhaps my new shoes and these funny asphalt courts will bring me some luck. Anyway, we are…

Bub wins at tennis at Bush Pasture, Salem, Oregon

Fossland March Tennis

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The weather has been somewhat rainy but nice Spring temperatures are making the sunny or partly cloudy days beautiful. Our courts are open, although everything else (except golf) at the Oro Valley Community Center has closed down. So happy we can play! Date Bub Joeann Aces Location 3/9 6 1 Oro Valley CC 3/10 6 1 Oro Valley CC 3/11…

Crab and Lobster Cake at Volcano House Hawaii

Volcano House Hawaii

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Come for the views and stay for the food! We spent a leisurely few hours being awed by Mother Nature while eating lunch. The Volcano House Restaurant at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park overlooks the Kilauea caldera and the billowing Halema’uma’u Crater. From the dining room, the tall windows that stretch the length of the seating area up on the…

Fabulous Foods on the Island of Hawaii

Fabulous Food in Hawai’i

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On the island of Hawai’i, a fantastic mashup of three unique elements creates a tasty and memorable cuisine. The island’s amazing diversity and rich multi-cultural history melds with the native foods of the islands to yield distinctive dishes. Paired with creative chefs working with the bounties from the island’s ranches, organic farms and the sea, the food of Hawai’i is…

El Pinto #3 Combo Plate

Tequila and Chile, El Pinto, Albuquerque

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The perfect combo of Southwestern drinking and eating come together at El Pinto! From its roots as a small 100 person restaurant in Northwest Albuquerque to today’s rambling hacienda with a cantina, two large dining rooms, five patios that will seat over 1000, El Pinto is the place to experience New Mexican food and drink. There is even a Hen…

Salumi Board at Noble Hops Oro Valley Arizona

Gastropub Noble Hops in Oro Valley, Arizona

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Great food and craft beer….what could be better? Tucson was recently designated by Unesco as one of the world’s most important food scenes and its northern suburb, Oro Valley, contains some great places to eat. Noble Hops is one of them. Views of the Catalina’s, especially at sunset, will entice you to hang around soaking in nature’s glory. I had…

Historic Hale 'Ohu