February 24, 2015

February 18, 2015

Abandoned in Wine Country

I found this abandoned house while traveling down the back roads in southern Arizona wine country in Sonoita.  My friends and I were heading towards a vineyard for a tasting and came across this gem.

February 16, 2015

Bowlin's Picacho Peak Plaza

Along Interstate 10, between Phoenix and Tucson is a great stopping point for travelers.  The Picacho Peak Plaza is an ultramodern store and part of the Bowlin Travel Centers.  It is located across the highway from the Picacho Peak Park, the famous mountain, and near the Dairy Queen Travel Center.  From the time it opened in 1985, anyone traveling north or south has access to the store and gas station.

On the outside of the building are several gas pumps for you to fill up before heading on your way.  The store inside is huge.  There is an array of commodities from southwestern objects, souvenirs, jewelry, Mexican items, and much more.  There is an area with convenient store bits and pieces, along with a Subway Sandwich Shop.

Whenever my friends and I are traveling south towards Tucson, we always stop there, and again on our way back home to Phoenix.  I will usually top off my tank, use the restroom, and check out the merchandise.  I have bought rings, necklaces, and other items every time we are there.  The prices are low and the service is great.  Be sure to check out the Picacho Peak Plaza the next time you are traveling from Phoenix to Tucson or vice verse.

I bought both these rings there.
Dry Creek Turquoise

Pink Opals in Rose Gold

February 8, 2015

Photography of an Abandoned House

I love to take photos of any abandoned place.  I just recently found this house abandoned near Eloy, AZ with a couple of friends.  We carefully drove up the dirt drive and sat in the car for a minute to assess the situation.  We all felt comfortable enough to get out and photograph the place up close.  We all got many wonderful shots of the house and everything surrounding it.  I tend to look at every angle, close up or from a distance, to see how the light is reflecting through it.  I ended up taking many pictures of this one house and will share with you: