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The Texas Birding Trail: Aransas NWR

Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Views [231]

THE SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNEY WAS IN FULL SWING at Ancient Oaks when we arrived.  Like many of the RV parks, it is filled with year-long and seasonal residents who have put down roots over the years.  But we don’t have time for old folks ... Read more >


The Texas Birding Trail: Brownsville

Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | Views [246]

THE FOUR SEASONS RV RESORT in Brownsville is as welcoming place as you are likely to find anywhere.  Before we could even unhooked our rig we were introduced to several “neighbors,”  loaded down with free grapefruits and invited ... Read more >


Remember the Alamo

Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | Views [211]

THE ENGLISH HAVE DUNKIRK WHILE THE AUSSIES and Kiwi’s celebrate Gallipoli.  We Yanks came in second in Southeast Asia but hardly ever mention it.  But when it comes to celebrating defeat, no one comes close to Texas.  Travis, ... Read more >


Photos: Texas

Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Re-Tired and Re-Paired in NM

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | Views [191]

THE ARIZONIAN WAS FILLING UP WITH SNOWBIRDS and it was time for us to say goodbye to Paul and Noreen.  We figured to take our time getting to Houston and our flight to Guyana and Trinidad.  Didn’t plan on a shredded trailer tire ... Read more >


Ginger

Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [173]

PAUL AND NOREEN ARE STILL EMPLOYED, sort of, and have full schedules.  We did enjoy their company but we also wanted to head out alone.  We had been to Boyce Thompson Arboretum before but it’s so interesting that we wanted to return.... Read more >


Apache Tears

Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | Views [312]

PAUL IS A ROCKHOUND, ALWAYS HAS BEEN, so his hikes into the desert usually involve searching for rocks as he totes his collecting cart and tools  He is also a retired science teacher and if the geology lessons he conducted in the field are any ... Read more >


Old Friends, New Friends

Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | Views [224]

PAUL IS ONE OF MY OLDEST AND BEST FRIENDS.  We have been buds since first grade and faithful readers will remember him from our visit in the spring of ’13.  He and Noreen bought a retirement/sunbird home in Gold Canyon to escape Vermont’... Read more >


Fort Huachuca

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | Views [225]

FORT HUACHUCA, HOME TO THE FAMOUS “Buffalo Soldiers” of yore wasn’t any warmer than Wilcox.  In fact we had several inches of snow one night.  But the “FamCamp” at this army base was the nicest — and cheapest ... Read more >


A New Year

Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | Views [156]

MY BELATED NEW YEAR RESOLUTION is to keep this journal updated regularly, even though little of importance seems to have occurred.  We spent the holidays quietly in Wilcox in the still unseasonably cold weather.  We rang in the new year with ... Read more >


Shivering Snowbirds

Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 | Views [205]

THEY CALL US SNOWBIRDS, WE CHILL AVERSE SENIORS  who migrate to places like Arizona and Florida for the winter.  But this season we could be coming for the snow, not from it.  Despite the fifty and sixty degree days, nighttime temperatures ... Read more >


Arizona Bound

Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | Views [167]

CONNIE, WHO HAS PATIENTLY RIDDEN SHOTGUN for five years, is making up for lost time.  She loves to drive and has much more experience towing vehicles — even if only behind a tractor — than I and, bless her heart, she drove the entire ... Read more >


Photos: Arizona

Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Ready to Go

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | Views [228]

YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST DAY WITHOUT SNOW since we’ve been in the RV and the temperature still hasn’t gotten above freezing.  We have gone through two tanks of propane but managed to keep nice and toasty.  Jellystone Park (no kidding, ... Read more >


Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | Views [253]

THANKSGIVING DAY AND WE ARE SNUG and warm in our new RV, despite the snowy and cold weather.  Two hundred forty square feet may not seem like much to those of you living in your McMansions but after nearly five years of   hotel rooms, ... Read more >


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