Monthly Archives: August 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Cathedral Vista, Chiricahua Mountains

Chiricahua Mountains, Cathedral Vista, near Portal (c) Luanne Mattson

Chiricahua Mountains, Cathedral Vista, near Portal (c) Luanne Mattson

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Mmmm… barbecue!

Ever had a hankering for barbecue that just falls off the bone? Check out this article that was in Saturday’s Arizona Republic about great barbecue places in Arizona from freelance writer Roger Naylor.

He tells about great BBQ joints all around the state. Rodney’s in Willcox is featured. I’d send you a link to his website, but he doesn’t have one. (Heck, he doesn’t even have a phone!) I guess Rodney likes to keep things simple and just make barbecue. Rodney’s is not fancy, so you don’t need to get dressed up. The place is plain, but it is good!

Rodney’s
118 N. Railroad Ave
Willcox, AZ
11 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays
No phone

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One more free weekend at the National Parks: Aug. 15 & 16, 2009

Last chance! The National Park Service is hosting one more free weekend this summer. You can go see any of America’s National Parks during this weekend without paying an admission charge.

If you can’t make it next weekend, the good news is that two of Cochise County‘s three national parks are free year-round!

Admission to Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site is free.  And Chiricahua National Monument is rock bottom at just $5 per person.

So think about southern Arizona if you’re looking for a travel getaway. As documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, put it, the National Parks are one of “America’s Best Ideas.”

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Wordless Wednesday: Geronimo Surrender Monument

Famous Apache, Geronimo, surrendered near here. Photo (c) Luanne Mattson

Famous Apache, Geronimo, surrendered near here. Photo (c) Luanne Mattson

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