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.

Million Dollar Burger

The Original Hamburger Works serves up great burgers; and if you pay a bit over a million dollars, they'll toss in the restaurant and company car on the side.


East Mesa Skies

When there are palm trees over 55+ trailer parks for as far as you can see, you may be in East Mesa.