Monday, October 29, 2012

Arizona Travels

Business took my husband and I to the south east portion of AZ last weekend. then we took a little time off and enjoyed some touristy stuff while we were there. First stop, Tombstone, the home of the famous OK Corral shoot out. 

Now we have been to Tombstone before so I wasn't necessarily interested in seeing another actor portrayed shoot out though they are a lot of fun to watch, or the other typical Tombstone scenes. I was interested in having a good meal and we had it on good authority that we would be happy with a meal at the Longhorn Restaurant. We had a very delicious meal there and the service was very good. 

We asked our hostess at the Longhorn about seeing the sights and her recommendations since we had been there before and we had about an hour to walk around. She suggested the Court House, a $5 dollar entrance fee, as a must see. Then the St. Paul Episcopal Church, because the church was very well preserved and free to have look. 

Then we headed east towards Wilcox, AZ, home to apple and pecan orchards, and several vineyards. We wanted to go to Apple Annie's and pick apples, shop in the bakery, and eat one of their delicious mesquite grilled burgers. 

This was our first visit to Apple Annie's and it was crowded with families enjoying the beautiful weather. The second thing we noticed was that there is an aroma of baking apple pies that is to die for! We were disappointed though as all the apples had been picked from the orchards and we had made the trip especially for that reason many miles out of our way. Next time we will call ahead and check availability. 

The bakery was filled with wonderful farm fresh goodies and things you would not normally find in a grocery store such as pickled Jalapeno Eggs, Chipolte Spice Olives and Peach Amaretto Pecan Honey Butter. Of course they have a selection of pies, ciders, cheeses and butter too. We bought a jar of honey, but soon left since there were no apples to pick with out the grilled burger or nary an apple. 

If you are visiting in Arizona and want to take home something unique then think about a jar of Mesquite Blossom Honey, it has a wonderful desert flavor; or T shirts that are stained/dyed with the red dirt from around the Sedona redrock area. These two products are true Arizona and are readily found. 

We enjoyed our travels and it was fun to play tourist for a little while.

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  1. No mention of the fudge kitchen?? That would have been worth the detour for me!

  2. Oh we have been there before too and so sorry about the apples. Still a fun getaway. Hugs, Marty

  3. Sounds like you had a great time getting away -- even if you couldn't pick your apples. Just an excuse to have to go again, right? Love your pictures and reading this sure made me hungry!

  4. Looks like you had a great time... minus the apples :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  5. Note to self for when we finally make it out there ;) Sounds like a great trip. Bummer about the apples though!

  6. Sounds like you guys have a fabulous time! Even without apples :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  7. Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.


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