Monday, October 26, 2009

Helpful Information Regarding Arizona Family Laws

Divorce and Child Custody; Child Support Attorney Bryon Middlebrook wants his clients to be as informed as they can be so he can represent their best interests. To this end, he has a "Helpful Links" page on his website at

Under Arizona State Family Law Resources you will find Divorce Law Forms, and the very straightforward Arizona Child Support Guidelines Calculator, as well as the useful Questions and Answers about Child Support Modification, which includes key legal words and their definitions as well as the location of every Superior Court in the state of Arizona.

If you live in Coconino or Yavapai County and need a divorce or child custody attorney who will inform you, advocate for you, and represent you and, if applicable, your child's best interests, go to or call divorce, child custody, and child support attorney Bryon Middlebrook at (928) 774-1433 or toll free, (888) 831-1424.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hatch River Expeditions has been in the Colorado River Rafting business since 1929. It all began when "Bus" Hatch turned his weekend obsession with exploring wild places, and white water rivers into a way of life for the Hatch family.

Born in 1907, Robert Rafael "Bus" Hatch was a carpenter in Jensen, Utah by trade, but he couldn't leave wild rivers and canyons alone. In the late 1920's, Bus and a few of his brothers and cousins took some homemade wooden boats down the Green River to explore its mysterious canyons. It was a dangerous, and (some might say) stupid idea. Folks thought they were crazy. Maybe they were. They had a few false starts and bad runs, including once losing all their provisions. They finally developed a workable boat design and completed the run.

Bus was hooked. Despite some irritated (and lonely) wives, Bus and his crew continued their wild white water river running adventures. Having conquered the Green and Yampa rivers, the "Dusty Dozen" as he and his buddies were called, moved on to other treacherous river canyons, including Cataract Canyon, known as the "Graveyard of the Colorado". The Dusty Dozen was among the first 100 people to survive a Colorado River Run through the Grand Canyon. They were also one of the very first parties to complete the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Idaho Wilderness.

Word got out of Bus' skills and experience in white water river running, especially in the Grand Canyon. Bus was being called upon more and more to take parties of surveyors, engineers, fishermen, hunters and plain old thrill seekers down rivers. When he realized people would be happy to pay him for his river running service and expertise, he cut back on his carpentry work and found himself running the very first professional river running company, Hatch River Expeditions.

Bus got his sons, Gus, Frank, Don and Ted involved....They got their children involved. And so it continues. Proprietors Rick Hatch, Bus Hatch's grandson, and his wife Sara are thrilled to bring the family's adventurous tradition of Grand Canyon white water rafting and Grand Canyon exploring to anyone who desires this amazing experience.

Since 2001, Hatch River Expeditions has brought the Grand Canyon river running experience to those who may not have the opportunity otherwise, by teaming up with SPLORE, a group that provides outdoor recreation and exploration, including white water rafting through the Grand Canyon, to those with physical and mental disabilities.

Hatch River Expeditions and the Hatch family have developed a Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting philosophy. They believe in protecting the environment and partner with the Leave No Trace Organization. They believe in giving back to the Grand Canyon River Running community by supporting the Grand Canyon River Runners Association, the Whale Foundation, The Grand Canyon River Guides, and the Grand Canyon Conservation Fund. They believe everyone should have a chance to experience the Grand Canyon's Colorado River and work with SPLORE to make it happen.

Hatch River Expeditions is the original Grand Canyon white water rafting company.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zane Grey RV Park

My husband was a bankruptcy lawyer. A client couldn't pay his attorney fees and so he gave my husband an RV, which he was thrilled to accept. Arizona RV parks, here we come!

He and I began touring RV parks in and around Northern Arizona on weekends in 2004. Of all the RV Parks in Arizona, our favorite was Zane Grey RV Park in Camp Verde on the banks of Clear Creek. It was serene and perfectly positioned on Clear Creek in historic Camp Verde, near Sedona, Jerome, and wildly gorgeous biking and hiking trails.


Zane Grey was an American author known for his novels and stories that idealized the image of the beautiful and wild West. "Grey had the knack of tying his characters into the land, and the land into the story. "(Erle Gardner, author of Perry Mason series and many novels) The land in and around Zane Grey RV Park is the land he was talking about. Grey was a major force in capturing the stories and characters of the Old West.

It seems fit that this Arizona RV park would take his name. It sits on the bank of Clear Creek in historic Camp Verde Arizona, near Red Rock Country. You might feel Zane Grey's presence there, sitting by the creek, pen in hand.

Even Zane Grey's wild imagination couldn't have fathomed the evolution of the world wide web and the importance of an attractive and informative website with high search engine visibility. But the owners of this Arizona RV park realized it and called TrailsWeb, a small business website design company.

Here at TrailsWeb, we worked with them to develop a home page (About the Park) that has all the information a traveler would need about an Arizona RV Park, at a glance; then a Park Pictures page that effectively entices viewers to visit this Arizona campground and put themselves in this gorgeous and relaxing wild west environment; a Map & Directions page that anyone, (even people like me with no sense of direction) can follow; and a superb Vacationing in Camp Verde page with links to nearby state parks, National Monuments, gorgeous hiking and mountain biking trails, area golf courses, the Chamber of Commerce and the Verde Canyon Railroad.

The folks at TrailsWeb are true nature lovers. It's company policy to take long hikes together on Wednesday afternoons. We love our work, and we love any excuse to get out in nature. So photographing the beautiful Zane Grey RV Park for their website is the kind of business meeting we truly appreciate.

As for me, my husband and I are escaping the nippy night time temperatures of Flagstaff this weekend and going to our favorite Arizona campground in the high desert of Arizona; Zane Grey RV Park.