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Cuffie River Lodge

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Saturday, 27 Feb 2016 | Views [214]

TRINIDAD AND TABAGO.  TABAGO AND TRINIDAD.  The order hardly matters so we started in Tabago at Cuffie River Resort, the plushest place we stayed on this trip.  There were only six of us in residence, three independent couples each with ... Read more >

Karanambo Lodge

GUYANA | Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 | Views [254]

NONE OF US HAD EVER BEEN TO GUYANA, including our fearless leader, Bill.  This was an exploratory trip for Caligo Tours and Bill volunteered to lead it for Peg, Caligo’s boss lady.  But the guys (and girls) at Karanambo had been doing ... Read more >

Guyana Birding

GUYANA | Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 | Views [262]

WE DIDN’T SEE MUCH OF PORT OF SPAIN, despite the running commentary of our cab driver.  There just isn’t much to see in the dark.  Truth be told, we should have opted for an airport hotel , but L’Orchidee Boutique Hotel ... Read more >

Photos: Guyana

GUYANA | Friday, 19 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery

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The Texas Birding Trail: Aransas NWR

USA | Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | Views [294]

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

USA | Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | Views [307]

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

USA | Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | Views [267]

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

USA | Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Re-Tired and Re-Paired in NM

USA | Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | Views [254]

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 >


USA | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [217]

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

USA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | Views [383]

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

USA | Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | Views [287]

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

USA | Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | Views [298]

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

USA | Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | Views [195]

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

USA | Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 | Views [273]

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 >

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