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Gotta Love Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin

Down home, Old West, friendly staff, huge portions, lots of menu choices and good food. That about says it all. We’ve been for breakfast and lunch, although Butcher Hook also serves dinner with prime rib available on the weekends. Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts and Butcher Hook does it up right. Continue Reading

Buffalo Wings Bar & Grill: Flying High or Crash Landing?

I like chicken wings … a lot, so I was more than happy to try Buffalo Wings Bar and Grill. What place could have better wings than a restaurant whose name features the dish? Right? The menu includes wraps, burgers and salads. But seriously, here, I’m going for the featured dish. The chicken wings were Continue Reading

Time for a Tune?

Going camping leaves a little more time for fun activities. It only takes a few minutes to straighten up the tent. Meals and cleanup don’t take much time at all. So maybe I should learn a musical instrument like how to play the bass. Of course a bass is rather large so maybe I should Continue Reading

A Few Housekeeping Items

Cleanliness may be next to Godliness but it’s a real challenge when you’re camping. Rose and Kate attract leaf debris like magnets. Going outside the tent means coming back with dust on your shoes, legs, shorts and arms. Water to clean is critical as are those little miracle disposal wash clothes. By the time we Continue Reading

Weird Words

Sometimes I wonder about what words or sayings really mean. Like where did “monkey in a barrel come from” or “let the cat out of the bag”? In the first place nobody should be putting a cat in a bag in the first place. And then there’s odd names for items such a prairie strawberries Continue Reading