Showing posts from July, 2019

Watermelon Margarita

Ingredient: Tequila, watermelon, limes and for the rim, we used Pop Rocks. slice watermelon and limes puree watermelon Add Tequila to watermelon puree. Heat up sugar and watermelon to make a sweet syrup for the mix. Add watermelon syrup to the mix, strain and pour into bowl. Rub lime on the rim of the glass and dip into Pop Rocks. We used tropical punch. Enjoy!

Bloody and Dark Skies

Another bloody sunset in Phoenix.

Boba Tea Company

When Sharon and I see something unique to eat or drink, we have to try it. While cooling off in the mall from the 113 degree heat in Phoenix, we came across the Boba Tea Company. We were intrigue and had to try it. First, you have to pick the tea you want and that wasn't easy. There was so many to choose from. I ended up trying My Thai with green apple bobas. The bobas are small round balls that bursts in your mouth and are full of flavor. They give you a fat straw big enough for the bobas to flow through mixed in with the tea. It was so delicious. Here are the many combinations and flavors:

High Tea in Glendale

If you want to have a taste of girlie comfort, have high tea at Kimberly Anns Tearoom and Cafe. Last weekend was the second time Sharon and I went there to enjoy yummy pastries, tea, and finger sandwiches. I wrote about it on my blog last year:  Kimberly Ann's Tearoom and Cafe Here are pictures of our latest experience:

In the Buff at the Ranch

When Sharon and I decided to cruise around New River, AZ and look for abandoned and historic sites, we wanted to photograph Shangri La Ranch. We heard there was lots of old buildings, but we couldn't find how to get into the site. What we didn't know was that this place was a nudist colony, clothing optional. Can you imagine how they would have felt seeing us take pictures or how shocked we would have been seeing naked people? I guess we will never know. Shangril La Ranch is one in several nudist lifestyles you will find in Arizona. They offer many amenities such as swimming, volleyball (in or out of the water), hiking trails and much more. They also offer a large clubhouse with many activities to keep you busy. You can also have social functions at the facility. If you plan to take a dip in the pool or sauna, no clothes or swimming suits are allowed. I hope that they have plenty of sunscreen on, especially during the harsh desert summers. If you are interested in an altern

Geordie Hormel

George “Geordie” Hormel was born on July 17, 1928 and was a musician and owned a recording studio. His father was Jay Hormel and grandfather was George Hormel. During the 1950s and 1960s, Geordie written music for several TV shows and sang on Frank Zappa’s album “Joe’s Garage” which came out in 1979. In 1968, Geordie established a recording studio called The Village Recording Studio which was based in Los Angeles. In July of 1992, he purchased the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix AZ. He made changes in the mansion by turning all the bedrooms into rooms where private events can take place or a fancy boardroom that one may want to rent out to hold meetings. The rest of the mansion is set up for glorious weddings or any other big events you may want to plan. Geordie wedded four times and his first wife was actress Leslie Caron.   He had five children and was married to wife number four until his death on February 12, 2006. Today, you can find the Hormel name all over canned foo