This is why we love this place.
North Ranch is a favorite destination park in the Escapees Rainbow Park system. Located in Congress, Arizona, it is about 50 miles northwest of Phoenix and 50 miles south of Prescott. Prescott Square is a historic treasure, but history buffs won't have to venture that far because historic Wickenburg is just 15 miles away. There are bluegrass festivals, rodeos, and museums to attend. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking trails, trail-rides, and rock-hounding. And, if you like 4-wheeling, you can use the BLM land that is accessible right out the back gate of the North Ranch property. The nearby town of Stanton even offers gold panning!
Even though there is so much to see and do in the area, you can fill your days without ever leaving the park. The activity calendar is filled with fun things to do. There are things like woodcarving classes, beading classes, jam sessions, sewing, quilting, games, and line dancing. Or, if you'd rather just take it slow and easy, you can settle into a rocker on the clubhouse porch and watch an amazing sunset or stroll through the beautiful memorial garden.
Don't Miss La Fiesta! Coming up soon. March 5 - 6, 2010
La Fiesta is an annual event that takes place at North Ranch each March. The event is filled to the brim with activities and fun. This year's Western theme will offer a "Roundup" complete with a Western band and lots of good ranch-style cooking. You won't want to miss the Senior NASCAR (golf cart) Race, with blind-folded drivers, no less! La Fiesta wouldn't be complete without its traditional parade and, of course, the crowning of "Ms. North Ranch." You are sure to enjoy the local talent as well as the local hospitality, so y'all come, ya hear!
Learn more about North Ranch and the surrounding areas at : NORTH RANCH
(The above was borrowed from the Escapee News Letter)
It's been a little rainy and cool here for the last couple days, so we decided to take advantage of the down time and work on that most unpleasant task of preparing our Federal Income Tax. It's real hard to stay in a good mood while doing this. With our business and other interests, it is extremely complicated and requires a lot of record keeping and bookwork. Bah Humbug!!!
My Harley is definitely not getting enough attention! It feels mighty neglected and I feel bad about it. I wish our riding buddies Gregg and Bonnie were here. We would have been out a long time ago. So many great places to ride around here. We're gonna get out there SOON!!
Tomorrow, it's back to the Big City of Phoenix for more medical stuff. It always takes the entire day and I'm getting tired of it and hoping this time wraps it up. I guess it's time to take heed and give thanks for the great health we have. Health is so important because without it we have nothing. Remember folks, eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. Don't wait until it's too late. You won't regret it. As my Dad used to say, "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself." He was a lot smarter than I gave him credit for. :-)
It's a GREAT WEEK!!!
See ya Sunday. Be careful.
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