Showing posts from July, 2016

Pebble Beach

The Stand

The Stand offers fresh fast food in north Phoenix. Their menu is limited but I've found more than enough awesomeness in what we've tried so far that I don't need more options.

We visited The Stand because I'd heard it was one of the best places to get burgers in Phoenix. We weren't quite hungry for a meal, but we were in the area and didn't want to let an opportunity to try The Stand pass us by. So we stopped and ordered a couple milkshakes, a burger, some fries, and elote as a snack for everyone in the car to share. We cut the burger into quarters and passed the rest of the food around. The burger was fresh and tasty. The milkshakes were delicious. The fries were like homemade fries -- including the grease. However, the best part was an unexpected treat: the elote street corn. I'd go out of my way for just the elote.

Trapped in the drive-thru

A menu board graces the backside of the building

A Chocolate Chili Milkshake makes a hot summer day better

Elote on a stick makes an great snack.

Lee's Rock Garden

Louis Lee spent nearly 50 years arranging rocks in the yard of his East Phoenix home; because he didn't want the hassle of managing a lawn.

This is a private home in a suburban neighborhood.

As this is a private home in a quiet neighborhood and Lee passed in 2006, we only stopped briefly to look at the rocks that we could see from the street.

Arches of rock line the property of the Lee home.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

A Magna Arizona Railrod locomotive greets visitors

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in central Scottsdale is a city park that, in addition to the typical things found in city parks, features many railroad-related attractions. These include a 15 inch gauge railroad that runs visitors around the park, a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive, a railroad museum, and numerous model railroad displays. Oh, and there's also a carousel.

The Scottsdale Charros Carousel was made in 1950 by the Allan Herschell Company 

A carousel ride is only $2

Waiting for our train ride; after the driver told us she recently hit a gardener with the train

Start your visit with a $2 train ride around the park to see what the park offers

The model railroad building is packed with the trains and displays of several model railroad clubs

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Arizona Driving Mitt

Driving mitts are a necessity on hot Arizona summer days. They can be found in the kitchen section of most big box stores.