Browsing All posts tagged under »Arizona«

Joan Larsen: Let’s Run Away – Three Beautiful Places to Get Lost

February 15, 2017

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By Joan Larsen Let’s be honest here. It’s February – hearts and flowers time – and a reminder that the familiar theme –telling us that “love is in the air” –may well be bypassing us big time. Sure. . . if we are lucky, we have LOVE in our lives. But again, let’s be honest […]

Joan Larsen: Let’s Run Away – Three Beautiful Places to Get Lost

February 4, 2015

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By Joan Larsen Let’s be honest here. It’s February – hearts and flowers time – and a reminder that the familiar theme –telling us that “love is in the air” –may well be bypassing us big time. Sure. . . if we are lucky, we have LOVE in our lives. But again, let’s be honest […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Pure Fall Enchantment – Utah’s Red Rock Country

September 24, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   Have you ever turned a single bend in a road, finding yourself so stunned by a scene of such beauty that you have felt a rush to your heart . . . or felt tears rolling down your cheeks? The threaded road with its unexpected curves and pull-offs – pull-offs where […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Flying Low and Slow Over Sedona

June 4, 2014

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An Arizona landscape to take your breath away By Joan Larsen There are some places in our world that take our breath away in ways unexplainable – but we find their visual beauty forever lodged in our hearts.  And so it is with the town of Sedona, with its red rock canyons and sunsets so […]

Endlessly Interesting Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

September 26, 2013

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Arizona, has history.  Its opening ceremonies were conducted in 1924 by none other than Charles Lindbergh.  It has history for Lila, too:  its mission is “to deploy, employ and sustain expeditionary combat and combat support forces while enabling critical JFACC and HLS operations.”  In keeping with that mission, the […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: For the Love of Books

March 6, 2013

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By Joan Larsen “Hidden gems”…  such an irresistible phrase to me.  When the “gems” are bookstores and I am on the road, going off the beaten path for a few miles is going to be a given.  They are safe haven from inclement weather, a respite from a long drive, and the independent bookstore owners […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: Flying Low and Slow Over Sedona

October 24, 2012

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An Arizona landscape to take your breath away By Joan Larsen There are some places in our world that take our breath away in ways unexplainable – but we find their visual beauty forever lodged in our hearts.  And so it is with the town of Sedona, with its red rock canyons and sunsets so […]