Category Archives: Arizona

Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix

Comedor GuadalajaraWhile my niece Alex and I were in Phoenix we wanted some good Mexican food. We jumped on our phone and found a place that the locals go, Comedor Guadalajara.  It states that they are a family owned and operated Mexican food restaurant located in South Central Phoenix, AZ. For over 40 years, they’ve been serving Phoenix’s finest Mexican food with exciting dishes and unique ambiance.It sounded great, even though they said the average 25-40 minute wait. It didn’t bother us to wait, and that usually means the food is really worthy. J  We made our way there and had to fight to find a parking spot. That was another good sign that the food is good.The wait actually wasn’t that long even though there were quite a few people waiting. We were so glad we waited as the food was traditional and amazing.  While we were waiting to be seated we both decided on the 3 Carne Asada Tacos. I hadn’t had Carne Asada for a long time (nothing good here in Colorado 🙁 ) so it was such a great treat. After we placed our order our server brought us some chips and salsa, as well as our delicious Margaritas. They were amazing and just what we needed after a day of running around Phoenix. It was also the first time we had a drink together since she turned 21, so it was special on a few levels. Our food came up pretty quickly, and we dug in after a few hasty pictures. 🙂  Our food was AMAZING. I loved that they were served on the smaller traditional tortillas. I am so glad we found Comedor Guadalajara  and I would love to go again the next time I am in Phoenix. I highly suggest checking it out the next time you are in the area. One more thing I wanted to point out was that they don’t take reservations. However, even if there is a wait, it seemed to go rather quickly. Here is a link to their website with more info, address and hours.

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OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

My niece Alex and I had an incredible time in the Phoenix area, especially our visit to the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale. It is wonderful and full of wonder. 🙂  Neither of us had been there, so I did a little research on their website before we left and found out about their prices, hours, etc. I was excited when I read about all their exhibits. Continue reading OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

Phoenix in the Distance – Amazing South Mountain Park

I recently got back from spending a few incredible days in Arizona exploring the Phoenix area with my niece Alex. It was our first trip together, and we had a blast. We had so much fun doing such things as the OdySea Aquarium, and the Open Air Market, that we planned another trip together next year, lol.  Anyway, while in the Phoenix area we were able to visit beautiful South Mountain Park. Apparently it is the largest municipal park in the United States, and is one of the largest urban parks in North America. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.  Continue reading Phoenix in the Distance – Amazing South Mountain Park

Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations in Sedona, AZ

Sedona To say Sedona is beautiful or gorgeous is a huge understatement. It has to be one of the most exquisite places in the southwest. It’s something you have to see for yourself. The locals say there is magic in the handsome red-rocks, and I believe them. I was definitely smitten from the first time I saw them. We got there at night, so we didn’t get to see them until we woke up. What a site to wake up to. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I opened the room blinds.  We stayed at the Sedona Summit, which was part of our time share we had at the time. It is a quiet resort and everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately we only had two days there.  Continue reading Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations in Sedona, AZ

Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

 I was very happy to see the subject for our post this week – Animals.  We have traveled through a few countries,  but try to do a lot of road trips here in the US, so we can take our two little fur babies with us. Sometimes it is hard trying to find a place to stay where we can have the dogs or places where we can eat with the dogs, but it is all so worth it. We love having them with us and they love going with us.  Continue reading Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 3

lake havasu 4Lake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these  1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing,  thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is  the last part of a 3-part series. Enjoy these amazing lighthouses. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 3

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 2

lake havasu1Lake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these 1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing, thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is part 2 of a 3-part series, I will be posing the 3rd part soon. In the meantime, enjoy these 8 lighthouses. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 2

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 1

Lake HavasuLake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these  1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing, thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is a 3-part series so please come back soon to see part 2 and part 3. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 1