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Re-Tired and Re-Paired in NM

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | Views [228]

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 [197]

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 [350]

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 [253]

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 [270]

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 [173]

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 [235]

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 [176]

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 [255]

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 [278]

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 >


The Blizzard of Oz

Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | Views [199]

NO, WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS, TOTO, BUT IOWA isn’t that much different.  It’s so flat here that it doesn’t take a lot of snow to make a blizzard.  Just wind, and Bella (When exactly did they start naming winter storms?) ... Read more >


Welcome to South Dakota

Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 | Views [286]

WHERE TO START?  We have been home for three weeks now.  Well, not exactly “home” — but in the USA at least.  We still feel like strangers in a strange land.  We are still surprised that overheard conversations ... Read more >


And The Beat Goes On

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | Views [233]

THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CONFUSION about our previous entry.  Our trip isn't TOTALLY over — we're just in another country, the USA.  After breakfast in Paris, lunch in Reykjavik, and dinner in Colorado — no wonder we’re confused.... Read more >


Photos: Back in the USA

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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