Flagstaff Riordan Mansion State Park

2 Brothers Marry 2 Sisters! For a romantic like myself, I find the story of the Riordan brothers quite fascinating! The camaraderie of brothers plus the companionship of sisters intertwined into family marriages presents an intriguing combination!  The foursome was so close knit that they decided to build their homes into a very large duplex. […]

Flagstaff November Events

Raining!  Yesterday was bright and sunny.  Today’s forecast:  rain.  Tomorrow’s:  snow!  Such is the fall weather in Flagstaff! Despite up and down weather changes, Flagstaff continues to host fun fall events this November and December!   Forest colors continue to be vibrant as new trees brighten with heightened change and other leaves dim as they […]

Higher Grounds Coffee

How do you say “Fair Trade” & “Organic”? You say:  “Higher Grounds“! This quaint, close-to-the-college coffee cafe is one of my favorites!  I love to “hang-out” on their comfortable living room type chairs, peruse the internet and sip hot coffee flavored with vanilla and coconut milk.   Friends and I meet here once a week […]

The Oakmont Restaurant

  Advertised as “A Great Neighborhood Restaurant”, the Oakmont has a unique charm all its own.  Located on the golf course in the midst of country club’s residential area, this actual ‘neighborhood’ restaurant has food for almost everyone.  With large screen tv’s on the walls and beautiful golf course views, the feeling is that of […]

Spectacular Flagstaff Fall Events

Falling Into Flagstaff Spectacular Events  It’s here – fall has come to Flagstaff!  The weather is cooler and my overflowing tomato plants are starting to drop their discolored leaves!  Despite the fact that winter is around the corner, there are spectacular events in Flagstaff this fall!  Here are a few of my favorites: 1.  To […]

Lava River Tubes Hike

31 Years!  It has taken us 31 years of living in Flagstaff, AZ to finally make it to the much acclaimed Lava Tubes!  Located 30 miles outside of Flagstaff, AZ, this mile and a half round trip trek into the earth beneath us was very interesting, a little intimidating and incredibly dark, cold and a […]

More Family Fun Around Flagstaff

The Flagstaff area has more fun things to do than we have time to experience!  This summer we have been able to spend family time at Lake Mary, a water source and recreation area for Flagstaff.  Yesterday afternoon, we wakeboarded with family friends, dined at dusk and watched the sunlight fade below the horizon amid […]

STEEP – Flagstaff’s Favorite Tea Shop

A dream come true – literally!                                 What does it take to make a dream come true?  Just ask Jean and Joe Liptay, the owners of the Steep Leaf Lounge in downtown Flagstaff, AZ.  They both believe in making things happen. Jean […]

Family Fun in Flagstaff – Naturally

Years ago we enjoyed having a second home in Flagstaff.  (Now we call Flagstaff home full-time!)  With hiking trails right outside our back door, we loved heading out for an adventure every chance we had.  Here’s a little blast from the past when the girls were little and discovering nature! HA! You never know what […]

Flagstaff’s Extreme Adventure Course

Adrenaline rush, intense moments, crazy excitement, wild laughter, yells of “I did it!” – all things I vividly remember from my extreme course adventure at Flagstaff’s Extreme Adventure Course. Recently, Jason and Mariah Rohr, directors of the privately owned international house of Flagstaff, had the opportunity to tackle this adventure for the first time.  Mariah […]