Desert Canyon Golf Club

Golf, Golf, and More Golf!

Arizona has an abundance of beautiful and challenging golf courses. Fountain Hills located north east of Scottsdale with only a population of about 22489 residents, (according to the 2010 census), offers residents and non-residents, four public golf courses and one private course to chose from. Desert Canyon is an 18 hole course features fairways that are situated both on hilly and flat terrain that winds […]

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Hiking in the Sonoran Preserve

We did another fabulous hike, this time in the Sonoran Preserve in North Phoenix. This hike, ( the D trail) was just my style because it was only 4 miles long which to me is about the perfect length. The trail was wide so you could easily walk next to someone instead of in single file, there were only a few people and of course as with […]

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'Love in the Hills" Feb 2012. Valentine's day

“Love in the Hills” What a Beautiful Day!

One of the many reasons I love Fountain Hills is because it’s so unique offerings. Besides our town’s centerpiece of our famous fountain, we host two of the largest art fairs around,  the only Thanksgiving parade in Arizona and the hashknife pony express joyfully rides through our town every year. So it only seems appropriate to add another unique event to our town’s venue. This […]

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Love in the Hills

Renew Your Vows “Love in the Hills” Fountain Hills AZ

Tomorrow on Valentine’s Day hundreds of couples with gather at the Fountain Park Amphitheater (12925 N. Saguaro Blvd ) to renew their wedding vows. Already there have been over 600 couples that have signed up and hoping to break the Guinness Book of World Records held on June 20th in Miami when 1087 joined together for the renewal ceremony. Sami’s Fine Jewelry is heading up the […]

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Christmas Eve Hike-Sonoran Trail

My hubby and I spent Christmas Eve day hiking on the Sonoran Trail in McDowell National Park. It’s easy access from Fountain Hills as you can reach the trail head at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd. Go ahead and park your car in the small parking lot and begin your hike at the entrance to Eagles Nest. You’ll follow the paved walk through the subdivison until […]

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Tempe AZ- Healing Field in Honor of Our Heroes and Victims of 9/11

For the last nine years volunteers set up nearly 3,000 American flags at Tempe Park to honor those killed in the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago. Such a beautiful memorial to remember our brave heroes and victims of this unnecessary tragedy that took the lives of so many, I had tears in my eyes. There is one flag for each the 2,977 victims, most of […]

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2012 02 24 12.21.09

Fun Weekend at The Great Fair in Fountain Hills

I just spent the better part of the weekend at the great art fair here in Fountain Hills. What a fantastic weekend it was. The weather was in the high 70’s, a little over the average temperature for this time of year and the skies were as clear as can be. Over 200,000 visitors over  three days  gathered to view the artwork of nearly 500 […]

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Hiking the Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail

My husband I enjoyed hiking the Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail in Gold Canyon which is  located at the base of the superstition Mountains. It is an easy hike, about a 3 mile trip in and out with an elevation gain of only about a 400- 600 feet. It’s a popular spot with many hikers on the trail, when we reached the mouth of the canyon there […]

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Fountain in the Distance

Hiking Wind Cave Trail

My husband and I did another fabulous hike on Christmas Eve at Wind Cave Trail in Usery Regional Park. I say this was a moderate hike with some steep areas that were pretty rocky. The Wind Cave is really only an eroded overhang that sits at the southern tip of the volcanic tuff. As you start your climb if you look west over at Usery […]

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Hiking Butcher Jones Trail

My husband and I love hiking and try to go every chance we get. Recently we visited the Butcher Jones Trail over at Saguaro Lake. First off don’t believe the hiking books or what they say online saying the trail is well marked, at least not at the start as we could not find the trail head and only saw the sign that said dock […]

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