Posts Tagged: vacation

Where’s John Wayne When You Need Him?

Hubby is an avid John Wayne fan. I can’t count how many times I have seen him watch The Longest Day. I have even caught him reciting the lines along with the Duke. So when I mentioned a drive to Monument

Where’s John Wayne When You Need Him?

Hubby is an avid John Wayne fan. I can’t count how many times I have seen him watch The Longest Day. I have even caught him reciting the lines along with the Duke. So when I mentioned a drive to Monument

Off the grid, Onto the Reservation, into the Canyon De Chelly

If you hang a right at Gallup, New Mexico and head northwest into Arizona, you enter the Navajo Tribal lands. At  17 million acres, it covers the entire northeast corner of Arizona and spills into New Mexico and Utah. When

Off the grid, Onto the Reservation, into the Canyon De Chelly

If you hang a right at Gallup, New Mexico and head northwest into Arizona, you enter the Navajo Tribal lands. At  17 million acres, it covers the entire northeast corner of Arizona and spills into New Mexico and Utah. When

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Mixed feelings in Sedona

We closed down our Flagstaff stay with a drive to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. We were originally going to stay in Sedona and spend a few days exploring this spot that has always been high on my “must see” list.

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Mixed feelings in Sedona

We closed down our Flagstaff stay with a drive to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. We were originally going to stay in Sedona and spend a few days exploring this spot that has always been high on my “must see” list.

Mixing Lava Flows and Indian Ruins

It is the 4th of July and the RV park is having a pot luck and entertainment later in the day. Having already toured the town of Flagstaff and seen the Lowell Observatory, we decided to spend the holiday exploring

Mixing Lava Flows and Indian Ruins

It is the 4th of July and the RV park is having a pot luck and entertainment later in the day. Having already toured the town of Flagstaff and seen the Lowell Observatory, we decided to spend the holiday exploring

Observing the Heavens in Flagstaff

We arrived at J&H RV in Flagstaff, worn out from a long day of touring the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest and driving west.  We settled into our site  in this well kept RV park. Many of the other campers

Observing the Heavens in Flagstaff

We arrived at J&H RV in Flagstaff, worn out from a long day of touring the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest and driving west.  We settled into our site  in this well kept RV park. Many of the other campers

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What is the Petrified Forest scared of?

The Petrified Forest National Park also encompasses parts of the painted desert.  While the Painted Desert awes you with sweeping vistas of  vibrantly colored landscapes the petrified forest  offers remnants of  a time long past.   The petrified forest is

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What is the Petrified Forest scared of?

The Petrified Forest National Park also encompasses parts of the painted desert.  While the Painted Desert awes you with sweeping vistas of  vibrantly colored landscapes the petrified forest  offers remnants of  a time long past.   The petrified forest is

Riding the Rio Grand

One more thing had to be done before leaving Santa Fe and heading toward Flagstaff, we had to try some river fishing. We weren’t expecting much success. Our fishing has mostly been done from a boat or our canoe.  We

Riding the Rio Grand

One more thing had to be done before leaving Santa Fe and heading toward Flagstaff, we had to try some river fishing. We weren’t expecting much success. Our fishing has mostly been done from a boat or our canoe.  We

Taos, New Mexico — 1000 years of history

We did take a break from eating our way around Santa Fe and made a day trip to the Taos Pueblo. Taos itself is a pretty, artsy town with lots of shops and galleries to explore  but we were there to see

Taos, New Mexico — 1000 years of history

We did take a break from eating our way around Santa Fe and made a day trip to the Taos Pueblo. Taos itself is a pretty, artsy town with lots of shops and galleries to explore  but we were there to see

Sante Fe, New Mexico: Hello green chile

Leaving the Big Texan behind us, we headed for  Santa Fe. We knew it would be better than Amarillo, we had already found no less than a haf-dozen Diners, Drive-ins and Dives recommendations nearby. If nothing else we will eat

Sante Fe, New Mexico: Hello green chile

Leaving the Big Texan behind us, we headed for  Santa Fe. We knew it would be better than Amarillo, we had already found no less than a haf-dozen Diners, Drive-ins and Dives recommendations nearby. If nothing else we will eat

Eat Mor Cowz…West Texas, Route 66 and the “Big Texan”

So I hope you all enjoyed our caravan trip down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas and back. 28 days of crazy roads, breath taking scenery and great mexican food. Despite the road situation, we loved the Baja. We weren’t thrilled

Eat Mor Cowz…West Texas, Route 66 and the “Big Texan”

So I hope you all enjoyed our caravan trip down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas and back. 28 days of crazy roads, breath taking scenery and great mexican food. Despite the road situation, we loved the Baja. We weren’t thrilled

Post-Sandy New York, a Tale of Two Cities

Talk about timing. Other than one household problem after another, things had been pretty quiet here in Florida since we returned from our five-month sojourn in the RV to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Too quiet for me.  So

Post-Sandy New York, a Tale of Two Cities

Talk about timing. Other than one household problem after another, things had been pretty quiet here in Florida since we returned from our five-month sojourn in the RV to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Too quiet for me.  So

Life Off The Red Road

I have been pondering why life off the road seems to consume so much time previously used for such worthwhile pursuits as blogging regularly about our travels and keeping up with my reading and conversations with blogger friends around the

Life Off The Red Road

I have been pondering why life off the road seems to consume so much time previously used for such worthwhile pursuits as blogging regularly about our travels and keeping up with my reading and conversations with blogger friends around the

Ending it all in Ensenada

Today we arrived in Ensenada. We bypassed it on our way south, but now we will spend our last three days here. We got to the RV resort  and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely resort with a restaurant,

Ending it all in Ensenada

Today we arrived in Ensenada. We bypassed it on our way south, but now we will spend our last three days here. We got to the RV resort  and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely resort with a restaurant,

Retracing Our Steps North

Our RV caravan down the Baja is coming to a close. Our last stop is Ensenada, near the border, where we will spend our final few days, have a farewell dinner then head back to the good old US of

Retracing Our Steps North

Our RV caravan down the Baja is coming to a close. Our last stop is Ensenada, near the border, where we will spend our final few days, have a farewell dinner then head back to the good old US of

Backtracking to Santispac

We don’t usually backtrack, but we had been unable to get into Santispac for some beach camping on our way north from Cabo  so we went to Mulegé first. There is a caravan that is leaving Santispac by 9 AM,

Backtracking to Santispac

We don’t usually backtrack, but we had been unable to get into Santispac for some beach camping on our way north from Cabo  so we went to Mulegé first. There is a caravan that is leaving Santispac by 9 AM,

San Javier Mission – Accomplished

Hubby was up at 5:30 to leave for his fishing trip. He never has a problem rising and shining when there are fish involved. I got up early also to do some work online before our trip up into the

San Javier Mission – Accomplished

Hubby was up at 5:30 to leave for his fishing trip. He never has a problem rising and shining when there are fish involved. I got up early also to do some work online before our trip up into the

Loreto, Better the Second Time Around

Filled with all the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas, it was time for the caravan to begin its return north. The return trip hits some of the spots we stopped at on the way down, but also adds

Loreto, Better the Second Time Around

Filled with all the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas, it was time for the caravan to begin its return north. The return trip hits some of the spots we stopped at on the way down, but also adds

Everything is “Almost Free” in Cabo San Lucas

It’s only 100 miles today from La Paz to our end destination, Cabo San Lucas. We passed through the usual inland terrain of hills and farms; at Todos Santos we moved back to hug the coast. We did not stop

Everything is “Almost Free” in Cabo San Lucas

It’s only 100 miles today from La Paz to our end destination, Cabo San Lucas. We passed through the usual inland terrain of hills and farms; at Todos Santos we moved back to hug the coast. We did not stop

Escaping the Caravan, a Side Trip to La Ventana

We left at 7 am. We faced a 220-mile drive, so it would be a long day. Leaving Loreto, we hugged the coast before turning inland through some real pretty mountains. After a 15-minute break we drove an 80-mile stretch

Escaping the Caravan, a Side Trip to La Ventana

We left at 7 am. We faced a 220-mile drive, so it would be a long day. Leaving Loreto, we hugged the coast before turning inland through some real pretty mountains. After a 15-minute break we drove an 80-mile stretch

One last peek at the foliage, New York’s Adironacks

We moved northwest of where we were in New Hampshire to get a peek at the foliage of the Adirondack’s in upstate New York. Adirondack Park is 6 million acres of land, lakes, rivers and streams, with the Adirondack Mountains

One last peek at the foliage, New York’s Adironacks

We moved northwest of where we were in New Hampshire to get a peek at the foliage of the Adirondack’s in upstate New York. Adirondack Park is 6 million acres of land, lakes, rivers and streams, with the Adirondack Mountains