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    • 12/16/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 8307 W Washington ST Peoria 85345
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    Registration will close on December 9th

    Come see a real craft distillery in action & partake of a sampling of 3 kinds of spirits, and a custom made signature cocktail. We look forward to answering your questions about distilleries you’ve always wanted to ask! 

    After the tour join us for lunch at Arriba Mexican Grill located in the Arrowhead Towne Center.

    Lucidi Distilling Co. is located in the Old Town Peoria Entertainment District and is housed at the Historic Fire Station No. 1. Originally constructed in 1920 as Peoria’s first movie theater, the building later became our first fire station in 1954. Operating as a fire station until 2006, this historic building has housed many of our city’s vital first responders over the years. That character and attitude is still found within the original brick and concrete walls. In an effort to show our appreciation, and more importantly to honor our past, the name on the building remains: “FIRE STATION NO. 1”.

    Lucidi Distilling Co. makes daily mash runs using state of the art equipment, along with its hybrid pot still. At 330 gallons capacity, running one shift per day, we can easily make up to 120,000 bottles of spirits per year. We are crafting (and in some cases importing) 22 batch flavors of vodka and moonshine, along with gins, whiskeys, bourbons, agave spirits, rums, bitters, and other miscellaneous specialty spirits. 

    Our 330 gallon hybrid pot still system can make every kind of spirit under the sun. Our vodka tower accommodates an extra 12 distillation bubble plates, which can be fine-tuned for an array of different flavor profiles, in addition to using our 4 bubble plate copper tower. Want to learn how it all runs and see it with your own two eyes?  

    Lucidi Distilling Co. is located on Washington St., just W of 83rd Ave. & S of Grand Ave. in Peoria.   

    Your trip leaders are Bruce & Edna who can be reached at: 

    DA411 or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/18/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 35 S McClintock Drive, Tempe 85281
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    In order to secure reservations, registration will close for this event on December 13th.

    Come celebrate 2018 with your friends from DA.

    There is no DA fee for this event but you do need to register so that we can make reservations.


    • 12/19/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns.

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Bürgermeister@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 12/28/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 01/01/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell 85355
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     You can arrive anytime after Noon on Friday. We have reserved 5 sites which have a table, fire ring, electricity & water. Access to all sites is paved. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. 

    A modern restroom with hot showers is close by. Trash dumpster and RV dump are located at the entrance of the campground. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome & you should follow park rules on pets.

    On Sunday, at 5:30 pm  join  us  for  dinner  at  Dillon's KC BBQ. View the DA calendar for more information on this event. 

    On Monday, at 10 am join us as we hike the  Waterfall Canyon Trail.   View the DA calendar for more information on this event. 

    On New Years Eve at 4pm, we gather around the host's site #14 for appetizers, which will be provided. Dinner will be potluck and starts around 4:30 pm. The trip leaders will contact you and coordinate the potluck. Check out time on Sunday is Noon.

    Tenters be sure to bring an extension cord so that you can run power to your tent.

    Directions: White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located at the very west end of Olive Ave about 15 miles west of the 101. Stop at the entrance check in and tell them you are with Desert Adventures. Obtain your permit. If there are any issues, text me.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at WhiteTank@ComputerComprehension.com

    or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/30/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 16335 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park 85340
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    In order to make reservations for New Years Eve weekend, registration will close for this event on December 5th

    Dillon's at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium allows you to dine with the sharks! That’s right! You’ll be eating beside a beautiful 60,000 gallon shark tank. Be inventive and enjoy a new experience today. And, don’t worry, no entrance fee is required for dining!

    View the menu via the above link and see all they have to offer. Once you register, we will add you to the reservation list so we can all sit together. Dillon's is a busy place so please register so that we can include you in our reservations. If you need to cancel at the last minute, please be courteous and contact the trip leaders.

    There is no DA fee for this event

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at:

    DinnerwithDA@ComputerComprehension.com

    (text only) 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/31/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell 85355
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    Waterfall Trail is located in the White Tank Mountains, northwest of Phoenix. The hike is considered an easy one, and is just less than 2 miles round trip. The first .4 mile in is barrier-free. At about the midway point to the end of the trail at the waterfall, you'll find Petroglyph Plaza. Waterfall Trail is one of the best areas in the Valley for seeing Hohokam petroglyphs.

    Please register so that trip leader knows how many will be attending. There is no DA fee for this event.

    Meet before 10am at the Waterfall Canyon Trailhead, which is located on N Waterfall Canyon Road, in the park. There is a $7 per vehicle entrance fee.

    White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located at the very west end of Olive Ave about 15 miles west of the 101 (Agua Fria Highway).

    Your hike leaders are Bruce & Edna who can be reached via email, which you will receive once you register. 

    • 01/02/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 455 N Galvin Parkway Phx 85008
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    The Valley’s most anticipated holiday tradition: ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo! Millions of lights and a 200-foot-long Polar Slide™. New this year — live reindeer, Stingray Bay and 4-D Theater included with admission. Camel rides will be available for only $6.

    ZooLights is one of the only venues to use such a wide variety of lighting techniques that include rope lights, LED lights, light strands, black light, fiber optics, lasers, gobos, strobes, lights programmed to music and net lighting in trees or shrubbery. The large mesh nets were created and used first by the Zoo.

    During ZooLights you will find a variety of food selections at their eateries. 

    We will meet up on the parking lot side of the bridge for entry as a group. We will enter at as soon as everyone has arrived, but no later than 5:45 pm. If you arrive after that, your ticket with your name will be at will call. If you are running late, please text.

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Lights@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 01/20/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Joe&Hans' House
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    This is where the club officers and committee chairs go over the details of running the club. We plan the schedule for upcoming adventures.  If you have an idea for a trip you want to lead you can present it to the officers at the activities meeting.

    Please bring an appetizer to share. Address will be supplied when you register.

    • 01/26/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Barb's in Phoenix 85013
    • 8
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    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an exciting night of board, card and dice games!


     

    Plan to bring a snack share, and BYO Beverage and enjoy the evening of games, laughter and fun.

     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 02/03/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paul's Place in Carefree 85331
    • 24
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    Come watch the game or just be entertained by the commercials! Superbowl with your DA friends is always guaranteed to be fun and enjoyable. Don’t miss this party! Register today to make sure you get to be part of the game, the fun, the food and hanging out with great people! 

    If Football isn’t for you, hang out in the lower lounge area and play some board games or cards.

    Please bring a snack to share. Desert Adventures will provide Pizza, soda water. Bring adult beverages of your choice. Please register and pay so we can make sure we have enough for everybody.

    Exact address will be provided when payment is completed

    If you have any questions, please contact DA411 

    • 02/15/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 02/17/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 2980 Arizona 90 Benson, AZ 85602
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    Enjoying a relaxing Valentine weekend at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Both caves will be open and there are several trails to explore. 

    The formations in the caves have been continuously growing for tens of thousands of years. The caves are “living” which means water still percolates in so that formations continue to grow. Be sure to make your cave tour reservations early.

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    In order to coordinate tour(s), here is a list of those who want you to know their tour time:

    BIG ROOM:

    THRONE ROOM: Joe&Hans 9:40 am February 16 

    If you would like your tour time listed, click here: DA411

    Saturday evening will be a potluck so please bring a main dish to share. Dessert will be provided.

    We have reserved 6 sites, one of which is a pull through. Each site has electric, water, table, use of thshower/restroom and dump station facilities. Each site can accommodate up to 2 people, 1 vehicle & 1 trailer/tent. Pets are allowed in all outside areas but they should be leashed. We have sites around the communal fire pit so please bring some firewood. Some of us are going up a day early, so if you would like to join us for Thursday night, contact the event coordinators for which of our 5 sites are available for you to reserve.

    Be sure to click the -more info- link above to visit the SP park website to view all the available events, park rules and such.

    Directions:

    Kartchner Caverns State Park is located about 50 miles southeast of Tucson. Take I-10 East to Exit #302. Turn right and go 9 miles south on State Hwy. 90. Entrance to the park is on the right.

    • 02/20/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Until we find out the exact time & cost for this event, please use the "Join waitlist" button to leave your name and E-mail. Once registration is open, we will contact you.

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    Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Angel@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 02/23/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gilbert 85296
    • 10
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    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an exciting night of board, card and dice games!


     

    Plan to bring a snack share, and BYO Beverage and enjoy the evening of games, laughter and fun.

     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 03/02/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 85286

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    • 03/03/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 800 E. Mineral Rd Phoenix 85040
    • 11
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    Mystery Castle is a Phoenix Point of Pride, named as such by the Phoenix Pride Commission. It was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, who abandoned his wife and daughter in Seattle, circa 1927, after learning that he had tuberculosis. He traveled to Phoenix and started building a "castle" that he had promised to his little girl once while building sand castles on a beach. Mary Lou Gulley was a toddler when her father unexpectedly left and never returned.

    Boyce Gulley lived longer than he thought he would, and he spent 15 years building his dream house. Interestingly enough, he did not die of tuberculosis.

    Boyce Gullet left instructions for his wife and daughter, to whom he left the house, that there was a trap door in the house that should not be opened for two years after his death. His wife and daughter complied with his request. The trap door is located in a room that was called "purgatory" (between the chapel and the bar!). You'll hear what the mystery contents were when you take the tour.

    Join us after the tour for lunch at Hong Kong Kitchen. Directions to the restaurant will be included with your registration/payment for the Mystery Castle. Let your event host know if you are attending.

    • 03/12/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Captain@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 03/15/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/17/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 3939 N Usery Pass Rd Mesa 85207
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    The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors. 

    Our Group site, A, has water, a large ramada containing six tables, large patio, and restrooms with showers. An RV dump station is near the entrance. When checking in at the main entrance, say that you are at Group Site A with Desert Adventures.

    Saturday is the Members Party & dinner will be served at 4:30 pm and will feature burgers & Hotdogs. We gather around the eating area at 3:30 pm for appetizers & social.

    Please bring an appetizer or side dish to share.

    Please DO NOT bring a dessert, they will be provided.

    Remember to bring food, drinking water, hiking/swim gear, fishing equipment and firewood. Quiet time is from 10 pm until 6 am. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Pricing is based on 9 camping units. If we have more than 9 units, they will charge us an additional $200 which we are not budgeted for.

    This event is limited to 9 camping units. Please do not show up with a camping unit if you have not pre-registered & paid. There is a chance you will be turned away as we will not cover the additional $200.

    • 03/23/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mesa 85202
    • 12
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    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an exciting night of board, card and dice games!


     

    Plan to bring a snack share, and BYO Beverage and enjoy the evening of games, laughter and fun.

     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 03/31/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 5025 E Van Buren St Phoenix, AZ 85008
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    Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the Castle's main floor and basement. Extensive grounds & cactus gardens surrounding the Castle are in comfortable trams. 

    A docent takes us through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Walking is minimal.

    Plan on arriving at the Visitor Center, 5025 E. Van Buren in Phoenix, 15 minutes before your tour begins. Bring water for your tour. Please ensure all containers are capped.

    Photography is allowed. Flash photography is not permitted inside the Castle.

    The tour will begin via trams and you will be driven around the property where you will see the unique cactus gardens and outdoor features. The trams will then take you to the Castle where you’ll have an opportunity to go back in time and learn about the man inspired to build the castle and the people that made it their home. The tour will conclude in the visitor center & is approximately 2 hours.

    We have 12 tickets

    After the tour, for those who are interested, we will have lunch somewhere in the area. If you are interested in joining us for lunch, contact the trip leaders no later than March 25th. 

    View pictures of the last DA Tovrea Castle Tour on our web site.

    602-708-9691 (text only)   or   CastleTour@ComputerComprehension.com

    • 04/03/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Dumbo@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 04/13/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 32540 S Biosphere Rd Oracle 85623
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      The Under the Glass Tour experience is perfect for visitors who truly want to explore this amazing facility, its intriguing history, and current scientific research. With your expert guide, you will enjoy the beautiful trail system as you wander through the Rainforest, walk across the Ocean overlook, explore the Coastal Fog Desert, and travel through the underground technosphere, descending into one of the amazing ‘lungs’ – an engineering marvel - that helped moderate air pressure in the sealed B2 environment. 

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    Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else. Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the world's largest earth science laboratory.

    Please note that pets are not allowed inside Biosphere 2 or on the grounds. Service pets that are trained to do specific tasks are welcome. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.

    After our tour, join us for lunch aLupe's Restaurant in Oracle Junction. 

    Event hosts can be contacted at: Bio@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 04/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at HB@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 04/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 12

    Join your Desert Adventures friends for a wine & cheese party. 


     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 05/01/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe for once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at EG@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 05/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Lynx Lake
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    Eagle Ridge Group Campground is in a Ponderosa Pine setting 1/4 mile from Lynx Lake, which is accessible by car or by foot.  The lake has a boat ramp. There are 12+ hiking trails in the area. A private concession at the north end of the lake offers boat rentals, a store, firewood and a restaurant.

    This is a primo tenting area w/3 large dedicated tenting pads 

    There is room for one large trailer & 3 pop-ups or small trailers. 

    You can arrive anytime after 1pm on Thursday. We have the Peregrine group site, which is tucked away at the end of the Eagle Ridge area. The site features: picnic tables under a lighted Ramada, fire pit, barbeque grills, drinking water, vault toilet & garbage service. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am. There is also a charging station for phones and such.

    Please bring some firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome. There is a campground host on-site who might enforce the pets on leash rule. Quiet time is from 10 pm till 6 am. A kettle and bottled water will be available at the Ramada so bring your instant coffee, cocoa, cider or tea along with your favorite mug.

    On Friday afternoon around 4pm, we will have a social and DA will provide the snacks & water. On Saturday, Paul will take you on a hike around Lynx Lake. 

    To keep the trip fees reasonable but also covering the cost of this group site, the Saturday evening dinner will be no-host and at the nearby Chinese Buffet Restaurant.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at Lynx@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 05/11/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 8260 E Plum Creek Way Prescott Valley
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    On 10 acres of grassland in Arizona's Prescott Valley, a herd of Huacaya alpacas peacefully graze and frolic in the sun. Brian and Valerie, the owners at Plum Creek Alpacas, preside over this pastoral scene, giving these fluffy animals their undivided love and one-on-one attention. 

    Visitors to their farm can share in this tranquil experience as they run their fingers through the animals' silky fiber and observe them playing and socializing with each other. Visitors are welcome to snap pictures and purchase their own piece of alpaca fiber to be saved as a keepsake or turned into a warm pair of winter socks.

    Join us for an educational tour, from the livestock guard dogs to the alpacas, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. You will be able to feed some alpacas and they will try to catch a mom and cria (baby) for you to touch and feel. At the end of the tour, visit the gift store featuring products produced with Alpaca wool. The tour will start promptly at 10:30 am so plan to arrive early for sign-in. It is about an hour and ½ drive on the I17 from I10.

    After the tour, join us for lunch at The Cooper Pit located 5 miles S of Plum Creek Alpacas. Address will be supplied with registration/payment.

    • 05/25/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6101 E Van Buren St Phx 85008
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     The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of the exhibits are American, but we also have pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany, and Japan.

    The Hall of Flame sponsors the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, which honors firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism. The Hall also includes a gallery dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the United States.

    The Hall of Flame has six exhibit galleries. Within Gallery I is a  theater in which visitors can view a 10 minute video which introduces them to the exhibit galleries. One fire engine is available for boarding by visitors. Picture taking is welcome.

    Once we reach 10 participants, we can schedule a private tour. After our visit to the museum, join us for a buffet lunch at Indian Delhi Palace, located 2 miles away.

    Your event hosts are Joe&Hans who can be reached at: Flame@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)


    • 09/05/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/08/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mather Group site

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    • 09/26/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/29/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 32.755286, -109.706751
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    Roper Lake State Park is just six miles south of Safford at 3130 feet. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock and stunning views of Mount Graham. Roper Lake is stocked with Largemouth bass and Rainbow trout. Boats are limited to small electric motors, creating ideal conditions for a sailboard or a canoe.

    There are five miles of hiking trails around Roper Lake, including the Mariah Mesa Trail, a wide trail through the desert up to the top of the mesa. The park also features a swimming area with a sandy beach and nearby Dankworth Pond. Take advantage of excellent bird watching and glimpse Gamble’s quail and heron.

    We have 4 sites in the Cottonwood loop. Each site has water and electric hookup sites (20/30/50 amp), a fire ring, picnic tables & a shade Ramada. Cottonwood loop has a bathroom with hot showers. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are back-in only. The park also has a RV dump station & visitor’s center with gift shop.

    You can arrive anytime after 2 pm on Thursday, September 26th. You will receive your site number after you have registered & paid. Your well-behaved dogs are welcome but please follow park rules. Please view park rules HERE ahead of your arrival. Check out time on Sunday is Noon.

    On Saturday, join us for dinner at the Branding Iron Steakhouse overlooking Safford.

    Dankworth Pond is 3 miles south of the group site & is a quiet and peaceful spot. There is a path that winds around the pond, known as the Dos Arroyos Trail. Visitors to Dankworth Village, an example of an Indian living site, can follow self-guided tours to learn the history of the Native Americans from Paleo-Indians through to the Mogollon Hohokam Indians.

    Things to do in the area: Mount Graham & Observatory, tour the Morenci Copper Mine, Dankworth Pond.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at Roper@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 11/21/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11/24/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Picacho Peak
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    You can arrive anytime after noon on Friday. We have reserved 5 sites with electricity. Two are pull through. Pricing is per site. Access to all sites is paved. All sites offer a picnic table and barbeque/fire ring. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am. Generator use is not permitted as the sites have electricity

    A modern restroom with hot showers is close by. Potable water, trash dumpsters and RV dump are located at the entrance of the campground. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Not into camping? Make it a day trip and join us on Saturday and stay for the potluck. Be sure to register & pay.

    On Saturday, we will be visiting the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. View the calendar for more information on this event. On Saturday, at 4pm, we gather around the host's Ramada, site A13, for appetizers. Dinner will be potluck and start around 4:30 pm so bring a favorite dish to share. Hans will contact you to coordinate the potluck. Check out time on Sunday is Noon. 

    Your trip hosts are Joe&Hans who can be contacted via text at:

    602-708-9691

    15520 Picacho Peak Rd Picacho 85241

    Picacho Peak State Park is located approximately 60 miles south of Phoenix and approximately 40 miles north of Tucson. The park entrance is ½ mile off Interstate 10 at exit 219. Follow the brown park signs to the park entrance. 

    Tenters be sure to bring an extension cord so that you can run power to your tent.

    Due to the nature of the State Park's refund policy, cancellations will only receive a refund* if made by November 14th. This event will not be canceled due to inclimate weather.

    *minus park fees

    • 11/23/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • near Marana
    • 7
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    The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is dedicated to eliminating the suffering of pot bellied pigs in Arizona and surrounding states by promoting spaying and neutering, assisting owners and other sanctuaries, and providing a permanent home in a safe, nurturing environment for those that are abandoned, abused, neglected, or unwanted. The sanctuary is home to almost 600 pot bellied pigs.

    There is no DA fee for this event but a minimum donation of $5 per person is requested for the pigs. Please be sure to register since tours have limited space.

    The piggys also love donated blankets and throws, so keep an eye out for some at yard sales and thrift stores!

    A tour of the sanctuary is a 1½ to 2 hour walking tour through the various fields. You will be outdoors for the entirety of the tour. Please consider the following to make your visit pleasant:

            *Wear comfortable walking shoes

            *Wear a hat

            *Wear sunscreen

            *Bring a water bottle. Refills are available.

    Detailed driving directions will be supplied when you register. Join us after the tour for lunch at the DQ grill or Subway.

    Your event organizers are Piglets Joe&Hans who can be reached at: Oinkers@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

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