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Texas and New Mexico

Monday, 14 May 2018 | Views [62]

“EVENTLESS AS OUR LIFE WAS, IT SWEPT US ALONG.”  Wallace Stegner’s words in Crossing Over pretty much cover our time in Texas and New Mexico.  We had to be somewhere while we were killing time until it was warm enough to ... Read more >


Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Monday, 9 Apr 2018 | Views [82]

IT TAKES ABOUT TWO HOURS TO DRIVE THE 42 miles from Silver City, NM to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.  A bit more if you stop along the way to search for birds.  The Red-faced Warbler, another Mexican migrant, had been seen near one ... Read more >


Photos: New Mexico and Texas

Saturday, 7 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Southern Arizona

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 | Views [68]

SIERRA VISTA IS A GREAT RESTING PLACE on the Southern Arizona birding trail — for birds and birders alike.  Totally ignoring Trump’s Wall, Mexican birds make their way across the border where the Audubon Society and Nature Conservancy ... Read more >


Photos: Southern Arizona

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Here's Lookin' At You

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 | Views [45]

THE CATARACT IN MY DOMINANT “CAMERA” EYE has become so annoying that I decided to take care of it here in Sierra Vista rather than wait until we are in Colorado.  We planned on staying at the Ft. Huachuca FamCamp for 45 days, so there ... Read more >


What's Wrong With Frank Lloyd Wright

Friday, 26 Jan 2018 | Views [80]

NOTHING — IF TALIESEN WEST IS ANY INDICATION.  Connie found this Frank Lloyd Wright designed complex without any help from Paul.  In fact, Mr. Wright’s buildings are on our bucket list for 2018, and Taliesen seemed like the ideal ... Read more >


The Heard Museum

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Views [83]

AS WE SETTLED INTO THE ARIZONIAN RV Park in Gold Canyon, we knew we would be pretty much on our own this time.  We stayed here two years ago to visit my old friend Paul and his wife Noreen, who live around the corner.  They are good company ... Read more >


Yuma

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Views [148]

THERE ISN’T MUCH TO RECOMMEND YUMA, nor anything terribly wrong with it either.  Many of the snowbirds we’ve met have been spending the winter here for years, but I think a month will be enough for us.       ... Read more >


Happy Holidays

Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 | Views [87]

THE HOLIDAYS SLIPPED BY WITH HARDLY A HO-HO-HO.  There’s no chance of a winter wonderland in SoCal and we stayed away from the malls so the only St. Nick we saw was the skinny Salvation Army Santa outside of Walmart.    ... Read more >


Photos: Arizona

Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Monarchs of California

Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Views [74]

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE TOUGH LITTLE BUGGERS.  As fragile as these ephemeral orange and black insects appear, they are nearly indestructible.  Lucky for them and lucky for us.  Monarchs have four generations every year, each involved ... Read more >


Hearst Castle

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Views [77]

THERE WERE STILL A FEW PLACES left for us to visit in California when we returned from Columbia.  We decided to move our base north from Vandenberg to the Wine Country RV Resort in Los Robles — not for the wine nor the oaks, but for the castle.... Read more >


Photos: California Again

Monday, 27 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Actually It Is Rocket Science

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 | Views [156]

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE has been the heart of the Air Force’s West Coast missile program since it successfully launched its first IRBM (for I ntermediate R ange B allistic M issile) in 1958.  And they are still going strong.... Read more >


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