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 […]