Exploring: Seems there isnít much
out there to discover any more.
Every inch of the world has been
mapped. As we travel deeper and
deeper into space to conquer that
final frontier, is there any unknown
remaining? Is there anything out
there still undiscovered?
Iíd be willing to bet thereís plenty
to find right in our own backyard.
The Kyrene Corridor is rich with
opportunity for an urban explorer.
Iíve lived in this area for the
majority of my adult life, and only
recently realized how many
undiscovered treasures lie right at
So many of our lives are packed full
of the mundane tasks of day-to-day
living that we fail to see the
diversity and beauty surrounding us.
I think if we just slowed down and
took off our blinders, we might
really appreciate what we have right
here at home.
Between racing to drop off one kid
at soccer, one at choir, one at work
and one at basketball practice, it
seems there hasnít been much time to
look around and see what my
community has to offer.
Iíve been so focused on getting all
the kids to their designated
drop-offs on time that I havenít had
(or made?) time to check out what
has been happening around here in
the past few years.
Recently, Iíve made a conscious
effort to see whatís going on around
the Kyrene Corridor. If you have the
time or inclination, there are many
things to discover for yourself.
Did you know thereís a music store
tucked away in a strip mall that
will teach you how to play Guitar
Hero on a real guitar? Maybe now I
can become the rock star I was
always meant to be.
I can cross the street to pick up a
vintage record album and even catch
a live performance in the same
store. By the way, the owner can
also fix the scratched up CDs and
DVDs that have been played on way
too many trips in Momís Taxi.
After Iíve tired of browsing the
music scene, thereís a seemingly
infinite number of restaurants to
satisfy my every craving. Anything
from a delicious slice of homemade
bread to a gourmet dinner is there
for the asking.
It isnít just the rich choices in
businesses by which weíre
surrounded, but the beauty of the
land, as well.
Itís a 10-minute drive to hike the
beautiful desert, or we can set off
for downtown Tempe to enjoy the many
diversions available at Tempe Town
If you donít think thereís a wealth
of options to delight and entertain,
I invite you to take a journey off
your charted course for a day and
find out for yourself.
I think you might be surprised at
what is out there, yet to be
discovered by you.