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The Oink Cafe

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Along with the Oink Cafe sign outside the restaurant, there are other enticing words; Breakfast, Lunch, Bacon. You know you are in for a treat when bacon is involved.

The Oink Cafe is maintained and managed by people born and raised in Arizona. All the food is homespun and created with the finest ingredients. They offer great beer and Bloody Mary's that are enhanced with bacon. You can enjoy your food and beverages while sitting on the patio.

Website: https://oinkcafe.com/

I ordered their yummy iced tea along with California Macaroni and Cheese, which was to die for. This mac and cheese was loaded with creamy noodles, grilled chicken, green chili, pepper jack cheese, top with your choice of bacon and sliced avocado. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I ended  up taking half of it home where I got to share it with Sharon as a nighttime snack.


There is Gold in Them There Hills

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Being part of the Wild West, Arizona has an interesting history. One of the reasons many settled in the hot desert was the hope of finding a huge treasure hidden away in the mountains surrounding the land. Many have heard of the illustrious Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine concealed somewhere in the Superstition Mountains. Countless people have tried to find it only to meet an untimely death. I bet you didn’t know that there are other places around the state where treasure can be found. These are not as recognized and could be lurking around your neighborhood waiting to be found.
1.Roy Gardner was infamous train robber in the early 1900s. He eluded the authorities for many years and was eventually apprehended in 1920. They had trouble keeping him locked up because he bolted several times but kept getting caught. He teased them on the location of his stash and where it was hidden. He sent them all over the place and then said that he may have forgotten where it was at. Many treasure seekers bel…

Roosevelt Row Arts District

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Along the streets in downtown Phoenix, sits a corridor of amazing art called the Roosevelt Row Arts District. This non-profit organization was created by the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. Roosevelt Row has an array of amazing murals, esteemed galleries with exhibits that change often and are by famous artists, homegrown eateries, boutiques and much more. As you walk the RoRo district you will not only be impressed by the art and cultural events, but the cute chalets or other growing projects. The area is forever evolving.

After the stretch of streets deteriorated from the 1970s to the 1990s, many artists were drawn to the area. The buildings were dilapidated with boards on the windows and walls falling apart. The sidewalks had cracks and, in some areas, completely destroyed. Some of the buildings once served as crack houses, but were reasonably priced for studios and gallery space. As crime went down in the area, it attracted others to enjoy the artistic excitement…

The Haunted Little Church

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A few weeks ago, my paranormal team, Arizona Paranormal Research, did a study and investigation of a small abandoned church. One of our team members was contacted by a church associate about the unusual events that they have experienced inside the church and nearby cemetery. We thought it was the perfect place for our team to investigate.
Because we plan to go back to research the place further, I won’t divulge its name and location. The church is located at the end of a narrow road with the cemetery next to it. We unloaded our equipment and proceeded to take pictures inside and outside of the church. While others set up their cameras and audio recorders in various locations throughout the church, Sharon and I walked over to the cemetery to take photos. By this time, it was getting dark and the cemetery was very creepy. We walked back to the church to begin our investigation.
Sharon walked around the place with dowsing rods and marked all the locations where they crossed. After they …

2019 Challenger Demons Event: Las Vegas

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This past weekend my husband and I joined over 100 Dodge Challenger owners and about 70 cars in the second annual Challenger Demon event in Las Vegas. I didn’t go last year, but glad I made it this year. Apparently it doubled in size and could get bigger next year.
We all met on Friday on the sixth floor parking garage of the Palace Station Hotel where we were staying. Everyone was so nice. We took pictures of the cars that were there and chatted with all the other Challenger lovers. It was so nice to see how each car was different and distinctive to each owner. We paid for our dinner following the procession of cars in the Lake Mead Park on Saturday.
Saturday, we all met in a CVS parking lot before heading out. They went over the park rules before leaving and I went around taking photos of the many cars. My husband’s Shaker is red and parked next to him was five other red Challengers. It made for a great picture. After the meeting, we lined up and off we went. I and others took many…