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South of Key West

Thursday, 3 Mar 2022 | Views [167]

WE DROVE TO THE SOUTHERN-MOST POINT in the U S of A this morning. Despite what Old-timey Conchs and Parrot-heads would have you believe, it isn’t Duvall Street in Key West. Nope, South Point, Hawaii lies at 18.9136° North latitude while Key ... Read more >


At Home in Kailua-Kona

Tuesday, 1 Mar 2022 | Views [126]

WE CROSSED HAWAII YESTERDAY for the last time. We'll be spending the next two weeks in our “Tropical Garden Apartment” perched on the slopes of Hualālai with fantastic views of the coast. Our ground-floor AirBnB isn’t as large ... Read more >


Photos: The Big Island—Leeward Side

Monday, 28 Feb 2022 | Photo Gallery


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By Dawn's Early Light—Pu’u Ō’ō Trail

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022 | Views [148]

HAWAI’I ISN’T ALL SURF AND SAND—AT LEAST not for us. Connie isn’t all that keen for the beach and I rode my last wave decades ago. There are many wonderful hiking trails on the Island, crossing rugged lava fields and winding through ... Read more >


A Smoking Hot Birthday Surprise

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022 | Views [155]

TIMING MAY BE EVERYTHING BUT SOMETIMES just being lucky is good enough. The woman who checked us out at Safeway mentioned how fortunate we were that Kilauea was erupting again. Who knew? It’s nothing like the spectacular 2018 eruption that destroyed ... Read more >


Finally Hawaii

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022 | Views [145]

“ALOHA” FROM PARADISE. NEARLY TWO YEARS after Covid chased us from New Zealand and canceled our AirBnB we made it back, proving that all things come to him who “hangs loose.” Hawaii still quarantines visitors who haven’t ... Read more >

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Photos: The Big Island—Windward Side

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Two Days in LA

Monday, 14 Feb 2022 | Views [106]

THE CRUISE IS OVER AND WE HAVE two days to spend in LA. The Super Bowl is out of the question—they’re getting $7000 for a ticket and even parking costs $300. We have reservations at the Dunes Inn for Sunday. It’s an old-style place ... Read more >


Photos: Two Days in LA

Sunday, 13 Feb 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library

Wednesday, 2 Feb 2022 | Views [138]

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO LIVES AFTER THEM; The good is oft interred with their bones; so let it be with Nixon. With apologies to Marc Antony and Wm. Shakespeare, maybe Richard Nixon wasn’t as bad as he seemed back in the 70s. And while I wouldn’... Read more >


Balboa Park

Saturday, 29 Jan 2022 | Views [135]

DRIVING IN CALIFORNIA, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT, isn't advised. John wisely used the "jet-lag defense" to convince Chris and Ursula to pick us up for dinner on Friday. Chris knows the way and is used to the high-speeds and California quirks. Besides, he ... Read more >


Arizona A "Through" Z

Friday, 28 Jan 2022 | Views [193]

OR MAYBE WE’RE "THROUGH" WITH AZ. We’ve been coming to the Grand Canyon state, off and on, for 20 years. We have rafted, camped, RV’d, AirBnB’d and bunked in with friends. We’ve visited all the National Parks, Monuments ... Read more >


Photos: California Dreamin'

Friday, 28 Jan 2022 | Photo Gallery


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Sedona: It's Really Pretty

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022 | Views [127]

FOLKS WHO KNOW—OR CARE—ABOUT such things consider Sedona to be a spiritual mecca and global metaphysical center. For them the red-orange of the rocks is one of the most neuro-stimulating of colors and the year-round greenery adds a sense ... Read more >


The Spirit of Jerome

Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022 | Views [130]

COTTONWOOD IS 300 MILES FROM BISBEE, north-by-northwest for you Hitchcock fans. It is a much better deal, AirBnB-wise, than Sedona where we wanted to stay. Officially a mother-in-law suite, “The Miller’s” has a separate bedroom, full ... Read more >


The Grand Canyon

Monday, 24 Jan 2022 | Views [126]

GOOGLE MAPS SAYS THE GRAND CANYON is 94-miles from Cottonwood. According to Gabbi, who relies on roads, it’s a bit over 150. Pas de problemme —no drive is too far for another chance to see one of Nature’s best efforts.  ... Read more >


For Connie, My Wife and Travel Partner

Friday, 21 Jan 2022 | Views [165]

We passed a guy on a bench once. He was playing a kazoo partially dressed like a clown and wore ski goggles.  It was summer. “That would have been you,” you said, smiling.  “If you hadn’t met me.... Read more >


Busy in Bisbee

Monday, 17 Jan 2022 | Views [141]

“WARREN’S PLACE” IS A CUTE 1926 CRAFTSMAN house in the Mule Mountains, a mile-high and 25 miles from the Mexican border. When a search for AirBnBs in Sierra Vista came up empty we found this place in the old mining town of Bisbee. The ... Read more >


A Chili Day in Tombstone

Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 | Views [136]

TOMBSTONE—THE NAME BRINGS VISIONS of gunfights on dusty streets, saloons with wooden sidewalks, whisky and whores, Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers and a cast of seedy characters from the old West.           ... Read more >


Photos: Around Arizona

Friday, 14 Jan 2022 | Photo Gallery


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