Cee Cee’s Knows How To Work a Yard

This is the arbor entrance to Cee Cee’s On the Corner, a “Fine Foods and Baked Goods” Mexican/American restaurant and vintage/consignment shop on the corner of 58th Ave. and Palmaire. It used to be Aunt Pittypat’s, for nostalgiophiles. They really cleaned the place up beautifully and, one of the best things about the yard, is the way they turned something that could have been an eyesore (garbage screen) into another focal point (rose trellis). Bravo: After seeing their yard, it makes you want to sit outside and drink lemonade, sangria or even a mint julep!

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Hiking: Good For the Soul

When you are little the long trek to the top of a mountain or hill seems like it will never end. When you are hiking early in the morning it feels much the same way. Almost like in all those old movies when the camera zooms out extremely fast to make it look higher up? Like as you’re walking toward it, it’s hurtling taller and taller? And as you start to think you’ll never be able to reach the top, and you’re crawling on the ground, gasping at the high altitude your boyfriends says, “Will you stop? You’re scaring the dog.” And you look around and realize the trail you’ve chosen is only about a mile round-trip. You brush yourself off and wow! You’ve made it to the top and can admire the view of the city.

Nevermind the smog is so bad you can’t see the mountains.

There is something that happens when you get to the top no matter what kind of hiker you are.
The wind is usually blowing, and it’s as if it is taking all your worries, stresses and anxious thoughts with it, tumbling down the slopes. You feel so serene, but with added determination. You know that after this, everything will be…a breeze!

So easy in fact, not even your little dog breaks a sweat!

Number One Post!

Hello and welcome to my Glendale Arizona photo blog! I had seen that all the other major cities in AZ had a cool photo blog, and I thought that Glendale should really have one as well! Of course I am bias since I lived there pretty much my whole life until I moved out to Surprise in December.
For the first post I thought food should definitely be on the plate (pun intended!)
This was my lunch at The Tea Shoppe in Historic Downtown Glendale. Now, I consider myself a bacon connoisseur, and this is the best BLT I have had outside my kitchen ever.
It also comes with a strawberry salad that has walnuts and cheese in it too. They also hand make the strawberry vinaigrette dressing in the shop! It is seriously to die for!

After we ate, we wandered into the adjoining antique shop. Among the awesome old suitcases and dazzling crown necklaces at the register, I stumbled upon these old books in the back and laughed when I saw the one titled, “Nature on the Rampage.”

What is your favorite non-chain restaurant in your hometown?