Off-roading in Mescal, Az

If your looking for a new area to go off-roading, Check out Mescal Rd. It is only about a 40 minute drive from Tucson! Off exit 297. The road is about 16 miles. The first three is paved and the first eight is suitable for any car. As you head through the dirt road you will see the Rincon Mts that surround the valley. Also for hikers , you can go to Forest Rd 35 if you want to hike Miller trail, I also saw a sign that said Turkey trail. Here are some photos of this area.

I managed to get this photo from outside the gate, but there are many tracks off to the right Leading towards it! Another words, a small gate won’t stop people from going in!

This western movie studio had some big Hollywood stars and movies made here! This is called Old Tucson’s sister studio and has been standing for 50 years! It was used for the movie “Tombstone” the gunfight scene. The saloon was used for the movie “The quick and the dead” also “The three amigos” so it has had many many Hollywood actors and actresses!

Going up Mescal Rd
Along the side of the road
You will see ranches, lots of cows hanging out on the side of this rd., a couple ranches.
You can go through this gate, just close it when you go through, there is no, No trespassing sign!
A lot of tall trees everywhere, very pretty!

Well, the road goes on, but I won’t spoil the rest of this trip, you gotta check it out yourself! All that’s missing is water, I see a lot of campfire rocks built in different areas, but I did not see many “No trespassing “ signs, . So just use common sense when going. Have fun!!!!! Crank up the tunes and drive!

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End of summer fragrances for my soy candles are available!

Flowers & seashells Coasters

These coasters are absolutely stunning! Inside it, you will see seashells, white flowers, gold, green and blue glitter. Look at these photos and you decide if you want to add these attention grabbers in your home! These will be available next week and you will love them!

They truly shine!
One of a kind classy and eclectic coasters!

Available next week for purchase at Rossi Coasters & Candles in my Shopify store! Also, these are made to order for special events as well, like a wedding reception, an anniversary gift or other special occasions! These are sure to make you happy!!!!

We can work on a good deal if you wish, thank you! Vanessa@ vanessarossisondgeroth@gmail.com

West clear creek

As you all know, many places are closed and it really has been a pain for the nature lovers!We want to escape this heAt and walk trails!

Now, I have been to Flaggstaff numerous times and I gotta say Happy Jack is my favorite area! So green and the temperature is always nice. I am tired of the desert heat and after seeing the photos of West Clear creek, I am excited to announce, we are going next week! Yay!

West clear creek is 15,238 of gorgeous scenery all around! I found some images I wanted to share with you, so you can see why I am so excited to go!


So, now you all know a great place to escape the desert and hike, West Clear creek May be an ideal place! I will let you know next week how it goes and take lots of pics! Stay posted! Also, I own Rossi Coasters & Candles as well, but right now I am waiting on my inventory and will be selling Orange Blossom , Mango & Coconut milk and Cinnamon Vanilla soy candles in a few weeks guys! Plus I make gorgeous coasters, share the news peeps and have a great week!

Vanessa Sondgeroth

The artist is in everyone

WhenI was a kid, in 6th grade, my teacher gave us an assignment to draw a rose. I love and continue to love roses to this day! So anyways, after school I did the unthinkable! I was a flower thief! Yes, I cut the roses from my neighbor and gave them to my mom! She was not mad even though she knew I was stealing my neighbors roses, lol.

Well, I drew the rose for school and my teacher was obsessed with my drawing, I didn’t think much of it but Now I think back and realized I am an artist!!! But I never used my talents because of fear of what others would think! I supported myself and my kids by being an assistant to a nurse, a nursing assistant. Yes, that was my trade and it was great as I love helping people and loved the nursing field! But, I am getting old and my kids are grown and beautiful. People say, I wish I could paint, well my question is why not?

Everyone has a special gift inside them and should be used, not swept under the rug, you see God made us in his image and loves us unconditionally. Even in storms, we can stand tall knowing this! Time is speeding by, so remember you have a talent, don’t let it slip away, Just find what you love to do and do it!!! Because tomorrow is not promised and everyone has the artist in them!!!

Go find your dream and be happy in your own world!

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