Parker Canyon Lake Campground

Coming from Phoenix you think you’re never going to get there. Parker Canyon Lake is only two miles from the Mexican border. It’s East and South of Tucson, about two hours. After driving through Sonoita you still have 30 miles to go. Most of that is through rolling grass covered — now brown in May Continue Reading


Back when I stayed with my grandparents, they had ‘party’ telephone line. Think of it as one line but with telephone extensions in several different houses. You could pick up your phone and listen in on other people’s conversations. No, I never did that. Okay maybe once. Now many years later, and no I’m not Continue Reading

On the Border

Parker Canyon Lake is only a couple of miles from the Mexican border, seriously like two miles. You can see a mountain across the lake and that’s Mexico. Normally that wouldn’t bother me. I mean we are in a National Forest and there are other campers, the camp host and of course, rangers. But why Continue Reading

Somewhere in Sonoita

Sonoita is south and east of Tucson about 30 miles from the Mexican border and 28 miles from Parker Canyon Lake where we’re camped. It’s one of the few areas in Arizona where vineyards grow and wine is produced. Think of Sonoita as Cowboy Wine Country. Sonoita Mercantile. There’s a restaurant next to the Mercantile. Continue Reading