It’s no big secret that my family and I love to hike / walk up “A” Mountain in Tempe. I can’t believe that it has already been more than three years since a bunch of us gathered at “Mill’s End Coffee Shop” before trekking up the mountain for the first time after the light rail line opened.
In the past few years, a lot has changed around here. Mill’s End Cafe is gone and the SUPER COOL Ncounter on Mill has taken its place. This Saturday, April 14th at 8am we are joining our friend and candidate for Mayor of Tempe, Michael Monti, for a fun morning of good grub and a great hike. ( See “Hike “A” Mountain With Michael Monti” for more info. )
One thing is for sure, the conversations will be awesome. If you have never had a chance to meet Michael, take this opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Tempe, as well as how we can continue to make things better for our community. Rail Life supports Monti 100% because we have taken a lot of time to research the race, meet the candidates, and determine who is most qualified to run the city. Without a doubt, we feel that Mr. Monti possesses the leadership skills, business skills, and the right attitude of service to run our city.
Please join us Saturday morning. This will be a FUN hike and all are welcome and encouraged to join us. Yes, you are welcome even if you could care less about the mayor’s race!! 🙂
As you can see in the pic below, my kids enjoy their hikes. They have grown a bit in the past few years since we took this photo, but they still tend to have a LOT of fun on the mountain. 🙂
What: Tempe Hike Up “A” Mountain
When: Saturday, April 14th at 8am
Where: Meet at Ncounter – Head to the mountain
Why: Have some fun with friends
Ncounter is located right across from the light rail station on Mill Avenue. If coming from Phoenix or from the east valley, make a fun trip out of it and take the light rail to Mill Avenue. Remember, the Park and Ride locations are FREE, and it is real easy to purchase a light rail pass for your trip! If driving to the event, parking will also be available at Monti’s La Casa Vieja! 🙂 Any questions? Just let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!
Michael Monti rockin’ the Rail Life shirt at the light rail grand opening festivities in December of 2008.