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Oct 29, 2009
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 Happy Halloween to all you ghouls and goblins!  Hope you have fun this weekend whatever you do.  There are lots of parties and events scheduled around town. 

Send me photos of the best costumes you see out there!   Neat pumpkin carvings are also welcome.

Be safe out there!  If you are trick-or-treating, make sure you wear something reflective and watch out for cars.

Oh, and........... don't eat too much candy!!!!

Patricia Paul, GRI ** ** (520) 548-2078

Oct 29, 2009
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I grew up in the midwest and scenes like this gorgeous tree with the changing leaves were a common sight.  Funny how you take some things for granted.  The fall usually meant a trip to the cider mill, hayrides, and playing around in the leaves.  In school, children would do arts and crafts with the many brilliantly colored leaves they would find.

Here in Tucson not too many of our trees change colors.  But you can still feel fall in the air, and see the changes in the vegetation.

Or for those who are less attuned to the subtle changes, maybe the low temperatures in the 30's the past couple days brought it home for you.

Enjoy the season.  It is a nice relief from our long, hot desert summers.

Patricia Paul, GRI ** ** (520) 548-2078 


Oct 20, 2009
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My order of 2010 Arizona Wall Calendars has just arrived.  If you would like to receive one, please drop me an e-mail with your name and address and I will send one to you while supplies last.

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Oct 14, 2009
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Forbes Traveler just put out their list of which countries Americans have visited most in 2009.   It's no huge surprise that in this economy the most popular trips are a little closer to home.

#1   Mexico

#2   Canada

#3   United Kingdom

#4   France

#5   Italy

#6   Tie:     Germany

         Tie:     Japan

#8   Jamaica

#9   Peoples Republic of China

#10   Spain

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Oct 11, 2009
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It's only the 12th of October, and already the performing arts season in Tucson is in full gear.   We've already had Broadway in Tucson with Monty Python's SpamALot, the Tucson Symphony kicked off their season opener with a resounding version of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and the Arizona Opera opens this weekend with Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.  Ballet Arizona will be performing the popular Swan Lake.  There are also several great theatre groups in town.   U-A Presents offers a wide range of performances, from classic to cutting edge.  For those who enjoy more light-hearted fare, the ever popular Gaslight Theatre offers fun melodrama musicals for families and out-of-town visitors.   Have a good time booing the villain and cheering for the hero!

Last weekend I attended for the first time, Live at the Met HD, at one of our local movie theatres (I went to the movies at Park Place Mall).  It was a live simulcast in HD of a performance at the Metroplitan Opera in New York.   The program was Puccini's Tosca, and it was fabulous!  Seeing close-ups in HD on the big screen as they occur live is great.  You actually get better views on the screen than from any seat in the opera house.  During the intermissions, they showed all the back stage action as the crews took down and put up the new sets for the various acts.   It's a work of choreography in itself!  The hostess of the program also interviewed some of the singers and staff.   What a great opportunity this is to see the big stars, and some of the best opera productions, right here from the comfort of good old Tucson.  There will be 8 more live performances this season.

So get out there and find something interesting to experience.   There's certainly lots to choose from!

Patricia Paul, GRI ** ** (520) 548-2078


Oct 08, 2009
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Have you noticed everyone's in a better mood the last few days?  Know why?  I think it's because it finally cooled off around here.  Heck, it was still 104 degrees at the end of September.  That's difficult to take after months of the hot stuff.  But now it's pleasant as could be outside.  The mornings and evenings are crisp and refreshing.  Even in the desert you can feel the change of the seasons.  The other day I was sitting on a outside patio having coffee with some clients, and I actually got goosebumps! 

Now we're headed into the good season.  If you're new to Tucson, you're in for a treat!  Where else can you sit out at the pool in the dead of winter, wear shorts in February, and smirk as you watch the weather reports for most of the rest of the snow-filled country. 

This, my friends, is a little slice of heaven!  Enjoy it!

Patricia Paul, GRI ** ** (520) 548-2078


Aug 23, 2009
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In a recent article in Business Week, written by Prashant Gopal, Tucson is first on the list of America's Best Affordable Places to Retire.  It cites not only is it a beautiful place to live, but the new levels of home affordability make Tucson even more attactive as a retirement destination.

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Aug 21, 2009
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In the new September & October issue of the AARP Magazine, our fair town of Tucson was named #1 on the list of best places to live the simple life.

Their top 5 cities were:

1.   Tucson, AZ

2.   Greenville, SC

3.   Montpelier, VT

4.   Logan, UT

5.   Ames, IA

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Jul 21, 2009
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Tucson's sure got a lot going for it.   I know I could create a long list of things that I like.  How about if I start a list, and you all add to it?  I'd like to hear some of your favorite things about Tucson. 

Here goes.....

  •      The Tucson climate (especially in the winter)
  •      The beautiful mountains that surround us
  •      Tucson International Gem & Mineral Show in February

August 23, 2009....  Here are a few more:

  •     The Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, UA Presents
  •     Fantastic locally owned restaurants
  •     The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  •     Palo Verde trees when they bloom in the Spring
  •     The smell of the desert just before it rains

Okay, now it's your turn!  Please leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite things about Tucson.  Thanks!


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Jul 20, 2009
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Here are a few more pictures from my vacation earlier this summer.  I had some technical difficulties earlier with my website, and thanks to my friend and designer, Kent Benson, I am now back in business and can include photos.  (Thanks, Kent, for all your help with my website!)



This is my husband, Max, and our dogs, at an overlook at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.



What a thrill to see a herd of buffalo grazing on the meadows of the Kaibab National Forest, south of Jacob Lake.


This was our campsite in the Kaibab National Forest, north of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; lots of beautiful tall pines and quaking aspens.  In the morning I saw deer nearby.


The Vermilion Cliffs in northern Arizona are a huge escarpment of pinkish, reddish hued mountains that go on for miles.  The California condor nests nearby, and has made a comeback due to the nursing by environmentalists.



This is a view looking south to the San Francisco Peaks.  These mountains are located just north of Flagstaff. 


Arizona is such an incredibly beautiful state!  Such diverse climates and habitats.  So many awesome sights.  If you haven't gone out and seen it for yourself, I suggest you do.  You will be in for a real treat!  I've had the good fortune to see most of our state.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  Or, if you have a favorite place in Arizona you'd like to recommend, please do so!   Just leave a comment on this blog.

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