Showing posts from September, 2017
Catch the last bits of the Diamondback's regular season Well, it's Wednesday again. The day best known for keeping your weekly calendar from being laterally symmetrical, and for making Meredith blush and giggle in 1st grade phonics when it was sounded out as Wed-Nes-Day and had a drawing of a bride and groom to emphasize the "wed" sound. And because without further help, reading those tidbits would be literally the most interesting part of Wednesday, here's a roundup of things to do this weekend. And by "weekend," I mean Thursday to Sunday…because we can't exclude Friday-eve or Sunday Funday from the mix! Roundup of event listings. If you have an event to advertise contact email@example.com Plan ahead: All the festivals you could hope to attend: Phoenix Fall Festivals (but really it's around the state) . Oktoberfest, chili pepper festivals, corn mazes galore. September 30 - 31st Annual Great Tucson Beer Fest . October
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Roanoke Valley from Mill Mountain Admittedly, Roanoke VA isn't on the tip of anyone's tongue in Phoenix. Most people I meet only know of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. When I clarify that there is, indeed, an existent Roanoke in the Appalachian Mountains they hear "Appalachia" and assume inbred hillbillies. When I clarify there's a difference between Appalachia and Appalachian, they lose interest and talk about something other than where I'm from--with someone other than me. Ten years ago, I might have agreed that their disinterest was justified; now, though, Roanoke is becoming a bit like a Fort Collins of the East. For visitors from hot Arizona, Roanoke can easily be a three season destination. Come for the spring blooms, the fall colors, or the ability to condescend to locals about how 92 degrees in July is NOT hot.