Category Archives: United States

Carrizo Plain Super Bloom! Yes, it was as glorious as it sounds

April 17th ~ Carrizo Plain National Monument How can one sum up in words the magnificence we beheld when our best photos don’t even come close to capturing the beauty? There really is no way other than to let you know … Continue reading

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A Reason to Celebrate!

Today, April 24th, is a very special occasion for Tim and me. Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to the best husband, partner, father, travel companion and friend a woman could ask for.  As we walk down memory lane, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Scottsdale, AZ ~ How a roll of Tums ended up costing $32

Wednesday April 12th – Cross the Border into the USA, Scottsdale AZ Another extended and uneventful day on the bus. There were some wonderful highlight moments on this trip, but the very long bus rides, especially two of them back to … Continue reading

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Copper Canyon Here We Come!

Tuesday, April 4th – On our way to Phoenix and Copper Canyon I first heard about the Copper Canyon in Mexico way back in the early 1970’s when I worked for Western Airlines. A couple of fellow employees had just … Continue reading

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Short visit to the Pacific Northwest ~ Deception Pass State Park

March 14-21st ~ Whidbey Island, Washington We just returned from a short visit to see my little sister and brother-in-law on Whidbey Island which is in the north-west part of Washington State, not far from the Canadian Border. On the … Continue reading

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – Part 2 including The Slot

March 9th ~ Borrego Springs, CA We had two goals today, explore Coyote Canyon and hike down into The Slot. 

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – Part 1 with Fonts Point

March 8th ~ Borrego Springs, CA Our plans got thrown for a loop in two ways. 

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Traveling – What we’ve got (tentatively) planned for 2017

February 15 ~ Southern California We are hoping that this year will be primarily about exploring in our compact RV (Ellie Mae Camp-it), seeing more bits and pieces of the USA and Canada, including our desire to start checking a … Continue reading

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A bookended week at three beaches in Southern California

February 12th ~ Back at our shop in Canoga Park, CA Just came back from lunch at California Pizza Kitchen where I overheard a young boy and his mother having a serious conversation: Mom: “Do you still have your crayons … Continue reading

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Bisbee, Arizona ~ Queen of the Copper Camps

January 18th ~ Bisbee, Arizona Bisbee, another rough and tumble mining town is just a short drive from Tombstone. Instead of the silver that put Tombstone on the map, it is COPPER that created the surge here. In 1877, cavalrymen … Continue reading

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