Tuesday, April 27, 2010

sail inn bar, grill, and live music

the sail inn is a great place for live music in tempe.
the sugarthieves play blues on wednesdays and
the grateful dead cover, the noodles, play sundays.
there are some good bands lined up to play this
summer. the sail inn has two stages, one inside
and one outside.

Monday, April 26, 2010

dos gringos trailer park restaurant and bar

dos gringos trailer park restaurant at
1001 E. 8th street. when I was a student at ASU,
8th street was my designated parking area, not too
far to walk to campus and best of all - free. that was
before the trailer park bar and numerous condos
sprung up. it's still an option for free parking - but now
students can have a cold one after the walk to the car.

Friday, April 23, 2010

at the 42 yard line

Pat's Run ends with
a run through the tunnel and finish at the 42 yard line

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy earth day!

take nothing but pictures.
leave nothing but footprints.
kill nothing but time.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

eyeing the finish

running along rural road across tempe lake, with
ASU sundevil stadium in sight

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4.2 miles in memory of #42

it was inspiring to see runners of all ages; this little guy
was keeping pace.

Monday, April 19, 2010

runners get ready...

the 6th annual Pat's Run was held over the weekend;
a record 28,000+ runners showed up
in honor of Pat Tillman.

tempe daily photo turns 2 today. although i have missed
a few days over the past 2 years, my first posting was
Pat's Run 2008.

Friday, April 16, 2010

opuntia pink and daisy yellow

more spring flowers, gotta show 'em off before the
heat knocks 'em out...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

springtime color

lovely flowers along the pathway that runs parallel
to tempe lake

Friday, April 9, 2010

hawk watch

a pair of red-tailed hawks were in flight near "A"
mountain the other day

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

kites aloft

on easter, families were celebrating in a variety of ways;
middle eastern families were flying kites along a hilltop;
festive music played, kids laughed and did their best
to keep their kites aloft.

Monday, April 5, 2010

holiday in the sun

easter sunday weather was gorgeous,
prompting hundreds of families to spend the day
at kiwanis park (baseline/mill)

Friday, April 2, 2010

absolutely fabulous

the weather in tempe is so absolutely fabulous in
the spring. this new stretch along the salt river
corridor just east of tempe lake (rural to mcclintock)
was recently opened with a bike/jogging path. the flowers
on the slope are a dazzling mix of purple and gold.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


these smilin' fellas in their bright red shrine club cars
were a part of the NAMI (national alliance on mental
illness) walk around tempe lake last weekend