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Across the Continental Divide…Into Arizona

Across the Continental Divide…Into Arizona

“An enchanted spot…to stand on the glass of a gigantic kaleidoscope. Over whose sparkling surface the sun breaks in infinite rainbows.”
-Charles Lummis “Some Strange Corners of Our Country: A Forest of Agate”

Arizona State Fossil: Petrified Wood

Continuing the journey west, I decided to stay on I-40 and head on to Holbrook, AZ as a base to explore the Petrified Forest NP for a couple of days. Read more

Albuquerque, New Mexico – A Melting Pot

Albuquerque, New Mexico

As I mentioned in the last post, I was retracing, in part, the route I had taken so many times into New Mexico for hunting trips…so, time to get back on I-40 for the drive to Albuquerque, NM…another waypoint on those trips. Read more

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

For years I made the long drive through northwest Texas into New Mexico for hunting trips – through the small “water tower towns” along 287 – and past the signs pointing to Palo Duro Canyon  – “ The Grand Canyon of Texas”

Well, part of this journey is to visit some of those places that I passed in a hurry and on the way to someplace else…

Palo Duro Canyon was one of those places on my Texas bucket list. Read more

WhatTheHellAmIDoing.com

WhatTheHellAmIDoing,com

“if people don’t occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you’re doing something wrong”

John Gierach…author of some of my favorite fly-fishing stories and philosophies… Read more

Eating With The Locals….

Eating With The Locals….

I mentioned in the last post that one purpose for this Austin/Hill Country stop was indulge in some of the local culinary treats. The choices were seemingly overwhelming…but, being troopers, we tried to sample much of it…often ending up in a food coma… Read more

Heart of Texas – The Hill Country

Heart of Texas – The Hill Country

Spring in the Hill Country of Texas – old homesteads, ranches, rolling hills, stony creeks and wildflowers galore – roadsides and open fields are dotted with colorful wildflowers, from the Indian Paintbrush to the state flower, the Bluebonnet.

From “Dreams Unfolding | A Creative Transition | Photo Essay
by yours truly… Read more

Foodie in Cajun Country

Foodie in Cajun Country

OK—I know I have mentioned a couple of times that I am a “foodie” but since everyone might have their own spin on what that means how about something I once read and I paraphrase:

Foodies relish the holistic experience of dining…they initiate and enjoy the interaction with chefs and wait staff alike, gleaning as much information as possible about their meals…they savor the experience of trying new and different entrees…they engage in the discernment of ingredients, even to the point of trying to figure out how to recreate recipes for those they enjoy most…they talk during their meals…mostly about their meals…

Yup…sounds like me…seems like a reasonable definition to me… Read more

Cajun Country

Cajun Country

I have posted before that RV plans are, shall we say, flexible ☺

I was planning on stopping in LA across from New Orleans when I happened to receive a call from C—a relative RV newbie who I had met at the Escapees RV Boot Camp. I think some synchronicity was at work because I had been thinking about calling her about Cajun stops in LA—C is a Cajun and had recently departed Lafayette, LA.

When I asked for her input she answered without hesitation-skip New Orleans (not a bad idea given I had “been there, done that” a few times already)—head straight for Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville LA—that heart of Cajun country- and a place she had just left after weeks. Read more