Last train to Clarksville ~ The Monkees 1966, Verde Canyon Rail & Haunted Jerome Arizona

Clarksville, in The Monkees’ first single,  ‘The Last Train to Clarksville’,   is actually referring to Clarksdale Arizona.  Songwriter Bobby Hart commented that they were looking for a good name to use and he recalled a little town in Northern Arizona that he used to pass through in the summer on his way to Oak Creek Canyon and… Continue reading Last train to Clarksville ~ The Monkees 1966, Verde Canyon Rail & Haunted Jerome Arizona

In honor of our Lady Veterans ~ Austin Women’s Honor Flight

Thank a Veteran for their service! I was honored to be present for the departure of these lovely lady veterans from Austin Bergstrom Airport last year.  They were attending Honor Flight Austin ~ All-Woman Flight #38.  I just happened to be there for a flight and was delighted to witness this grand procession. They were led… Continue reading In honor of our Lady Veterans ~ Austin Women’s Honor Flight

Hollywood-by-the-Sea… How much I miss you! Oxnard California

  It’s been about a year since I’ve walked these beaches.  This is Mandalay Beach Resort and it’s directly on the beach in Oxnard California.  We lived in Southern California for twelve years and this place holds some of my very best memories! I have stayed at this resort many times since. It sits between… Continue reading Hollywood-by-the-Sea… How much I miss you! Oxnard California

The Clay Pit is an authentic Indian restaurant with a past… Downtown Austin TX

Zagat rated and featured in Bon Appetite magazine, the Clay Pit is a fabulous downtown Austin find.  They are located in the Old Betram Building at the intersection of Guadalope and W 16th St. This is a very hip and happening downtown spot!  Fabulous food and a great environment is their hallmark.  In fact, they… Continue reading The Clay Pit is an authentic Indian restaurant with a past… Downtown Austin TX

It’s Officially Haunted! Relics Roadhouse in Sedona Arizona

Relics Restaurant & Roadhouse offers visitors fine dining and ghostly apparitions (officially confirmed as paranormal on Travel Channels, “The Dead Files”). It can be found in Sedona’s oldest continuously operated restaurant located at the ‘Historic Rainbows End’.  The original stone building dates back to the 1800s where it was used as a stagecoach stop and… Continue reading It’s Officially Haunted! Relics Roadhouse in Sedona Arizona