We found a really cool diner called Little Anthony’s

It’s were the hip crowd gathers and have a bash, heck even the squares hang out here.

Little Anthony’s Diner is a fun 50’s themed restaurant at Broadway and Kolb in East Tucson. The diner features sparkly red seats, checkered floors, and servers in costume. Not just limited to a simple meal experience, Little Anthony’s also hosts a DJ on the weekend to take requests of classic hits from the golden era of the diner, as well as host music and pop culture trivia and they also have live bands. Every other Saturday, the tall fins and the pointed side-view mirrors roll into the parking lot when the diner hosts its classic car show. Dave & I ate here last week, the food is really good, we are definitely going back to check out this cool gig.

Come on Daddy-O you will really dig this cool place where all the cool cats hang.

This week we checked out historic 4th Avenue

This section became popular in the 1920s when a family had a market here, soon everyone started to come to this area and sell whatever goods they had to sell, It was known as the city.   This lasted into the 50s when they started to build in the area that is now The City of Tucson.

The Thrift Shop was mostly had customs that looked like they were worn by actors. Some old some new, it was a neat store and a great place if you needed a costume.

A few of the murals that are on 4th.

Now local artisans and boutiques offer selections of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, handcrafted and imported wares, hard-to-find books, and anything else you might want to look for.  We had fun going into the shops and we bought some souvenirs. 

Some of the cities best-loved eateries are here on Fourth, from old-school Mexican spots and classic pizza joints to gluttonous burger joints and straight-forward sandwich shops and a famous Italian restaurant.  We didn’t eat here but we’ll come back and check it out.

Arizona’s Changing Phases

Dave & I went to both Mt. Lemon and Sabino Canyon in the Beginning of November when the temperature was in the 80s.

My sister Jennifer and her husband Doug came to visit at the end of January. Everyone is telling us that January has been 10 degrees colder than normal. The first part of their visit it was cold in the 40s and 50s. Finally a couple of days before they left the weather got much better in the low 60s & 70s.

We took them to both Mt. Lemon and Sabino Canyon, Dave & I were surprised at what we saw at both places.

Here are some pictures of when Dave & I were at Mt. Lemon in November.

There was only us and a few other people here at Summerhaven , on the top of Mt. Lemon. Because at 9,000ft. the weather was cold at 50 degrees. 50 degrees is cold when you have shorts on.

The weather got cold here in the 40s and since it’s always much colder at Summerhaven, we were surprised at what we saw!

Pictures of Jennifer & Doug and me & Dave at Summerhaven.

Definitely hard to go down a hill like this.

Before we came to AZ we didn’t know it snowed here. On the drive up to the top of Mt. Lemon we noticed a bunch of cars going up the mountain too. We didn’t know why so many people were going there. We thought they all can’t be skiing if there was snow. We didn’t see the snow until we very close to the top where it’s the coldest and there it was snow in all it’s glory! People were all up here taking advantage of the snow. People were finding areas they could get into where there was snow and they had sleds or saucers going down hills with them and only going about three or four feet. It was fun watching them as we couldn’t believe so many people were there enjoying what little space they could find. We were saying man these people don’t know what it’s like to go sailing down a real hill like back in Western New York.

Same with Sabino Canyon, here are some pics of Dave & me in the beginning of November.

Pictures of us four in January

Everywhere we’ve been in the West it’s all been dry, even in the nooks and crannies, so we were both shocked and happy to see all the water that came in from the mountains. When it rains in AZ it’s not enough to really help, so snow is a good thing. When Dave & I were here we only saw this one small area of water so we were shocked to see all the water now. We never know what to expect in Arizona.

Voyager RV Park

We’re here at Voyager RV Park where the friendly Gate Keepers always welcomes you with a smile.

The layout of Voyager RV Resort.

Taking Cooper for a walk from 7th street where the RV is parked to the dog park at Voyager and back again to the RV


Right next to the dog park is The Voyager baseball diamond. The baseball team plays on Thursdays, we’ll have to see a couple of games.

As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.” Country Singer, Garth Brooks

We played shuffleboard a few times, we like playing it, it’s what I always thought was an old persons game, well we’re definitely getting older.

We ate at Fat Willy’s a few times the food is good and it’s right inside the park.

Right across Voyager is a huge piece of desert, we saw others go into the fenced area so we thought we’d go too. It’s a great place to walk, and Cooper likes it too.

Another beautiful Arizona sunset