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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home and Life

"He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.-Lao Tsu

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New on the Market! 1241 N Fifth Avenue in Historic Feldmans

This is a wonderful 1920 bungalow in the historic Feldmans neighborhood. Greet your neighbors from the vintage front sitting porch or head a few blocks to UA, shopping and dining on 4th Avenue and even the modern streetcar. This charming home features gorgeous wood, wood laminate and concrete floors. The den/office is a permitted addition which could be converted to a third bedroom with the addition of a closet.   Or relax on your paved patio and bring your landscape dreams to the huge backyard which already features mesquites. Store your stuff in the huge laundry/utility room. Move-in ready with appliances, updated kitchen and bath.  Click the link under My Tucson Home Listings in the column to the right to see more details and photos. Priced at $193,000.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fun Things in Tucson for the Weekend of October 18-19

Gotta love these warm days and cool nights.  One of my favorite times of the year.  So get out and enjoy.  Here are some fun things to do both in Tucson and a short drive away.

Food Trucks at Camp Cooper on Saturday Evening
The Cooper Center or Environmental Learning in the Tucson Mountains, is celebrating 50 years of environmental learning in the Sonoran Desert this weekend. The celebration begins with the Tucson Food Truck Roundup at 5pm and continuing until 8pm.  There are also urban wildlife presentations, night sky viewing and mariachis!  Click the link for more information and directions: Camp Cooper 50th Anniversary

Tucson Concert Band's First Concert of the Season
Cholla High School's beautiful auditorium will be the setting for the Tucson Concert Band's opening concert of the 2014-15 season. And yes, I will be there in the middle of the trombone section playing along on an assortment of traditional and modern band classics, jazz, opera overtures and even a polka tune.  It will be a fun afternoon beginning at 2pm. Click the link for their Facebook page:  Tucson Concert Band Sunday Concert

Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival
If you want a short trip out of town, try the Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday.  Set in Railroad Park in Historic Downtown Willcox, the festival features great food, music and of course, wine tasting.  Did you know that the Willcox area produces 74% of Arizona's wine grapes?  Go check it out.

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Saguaro National Park 
For a beautiul Sunday afternoon drive in the Sonoran Desert, head over to Saguaro National Park West for a 2:15pm talk on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the park. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a Great Depression-era work program that greatly influenced national, state, and county parks. Saguaro's trails, picnic areas, and scenic drives were established during this program. This 45-minute indoor talk includes old photos and movie clips in a brief history of the CCC in this area.  The park visitor center is located 2 miles northwest of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home and Life

"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."
-Spanish Proverb

The Oregonian sends us their best places to hike in the Tucson area

Photo from The Oregonian
Sometimes it takes out of town visitors to remind us of the wonders of our Sonoran desert surroundings. It must be getting cold and damp in the Northwest, because today it is the Oregonian newspaper's online edition with an article on Tucson's best 10 places to hike in the Arizona desert. And without mentioning specific trails, two of their ten places are also on my list....Saguaro National Park and Tucson Mountain Park on the West Side.  Is your favorite on their list?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quote of the Week: Real Estate, Home and Life

"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made." - Joan Rivers