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Your Ticket to Traveling in the Dark Times

USA | Friday, 26 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [34]

AS TRAVEL JOURNALS GO, THIS ONE HASN’T COVERED much ground lately.  I apologize if you are one of those who rely on us for your vicarious travel fix.  And while we are more or less homebound, I, myself, have just returned from one of ... Read more >

The First Cut Is The Deepest

USA | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [48]

IMHO, VERSED (PROPOFOL) IS ONE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE’S great inventions.  Often referred to as “milk of amnesia,” it not only relieves anxiety it can erase the entire experience of surgery from ones mind.  Even post-op explanations ... Read more >

The Next Big One

USA | Saturday, 13 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [53]

I AM ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen, a writer I have followed for years in National Geographic and Outside Magazine .  He is no slouch when it comes to topics scientific and ... Read more >

Shoulder Season

USA | Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [57]

RICK STEVES EXTOLLS “SHOULDER SEASON” AS THE BEST time for travel. Generally April through mid-June, and September through October, shoulder season combines the advantages of both peak- and off-season travel. In shoulder season, you'll enjoy ... Read more >

Oh, Say Can You See?

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [85]

PERFECT VISION THIS YEAR — 20/20 IN 2020 SO TO SPEAK — just might not be in the cards.  Our annual visit with the ophthalmologist this morning was far from routine.  Connie’s ongoing vision problems are now attributed to ... Read more >

Just A Little Off The Top

USA | Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [87]

TODAY WE TOOK A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.  Maybe it wasn't the wisest thing we could do but we have already survived our visit to the dentist.  Besides, we  had our last “official” haircuts in Auckland on Valentine’s Day, ... Read more >

Rocky Mountain High

USA | Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [109]

BLUE SKIES.  SEVENTY DEGREES.  CLEAR PINE-SCENTED AIR.  On a day like this Eldorado Mountain Open Space seems like the right place to channel our inner John Denver and maybe see a few birds.          ... Read more >


USA | Friday, 8 May 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [120]

DESPITE THE DARK TIMES, THINGS ARE GOING surprisingly well for us.  The rates for both Covid-19 infections and deaths in Colorado are declining — which is not the case nationally.  "Stay-at-Home" has given way to "Safer-At-Home." ... Read more >

You Can't Roller-Skate In A Buffalo Herd

USA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [124]

WHEN YOU SAY "BUFFALO" MOST PEOPLE THINK OF YELLOWSTONE National Park. But a substantial herd of American Bison — buffalo are native only to Africa and Asia — are thriving at Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver.      ... Read more >

A Serpent in The Garden of the Gods

USA | Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [113]

WE WOULD BE FOOLS TO WASTE THIS WONDERFUL WEATHER, knowing how capricious springtime in Colorado can be.  But until the migrating birds arrive we have been sticking to nearby Cherry Creek State Park for our "essential activites." This morning we ... Read more >