October 18 – 27 We left Tombstone on a clear morning with blue skies that would follow us all day.  We decided not to stop in the downtown area (if you could call it that) to see the tourist street, multiple blocks of recreated late 1870’s cowboy town playing off the famous shoot out at […]

April 27 – 28 We closed out our stay at the Best Western in Galveston and drove the short distance to the ferry landing for our ride across the channel to the eastern mainland for the seven-hour drive to Natchez.  It was nice to be back behind the wheel after our lengthy stay, and although […]

April 20-26 Joanna was feeling spry the morning after our day out and decided to walk over to another nearby bakery, Sunflower (we’d eat breakfast there later in the trip), returning with a something good to eat, although in retrospect not quite as tasty as what we’d consumed from PattyCakes.  Our goal for the day, […]

April 20-26 Now knowing we would be staying in Galveston through the following Tuesday, we spent most of the next day, Friday, running some errands around town to pick up food to cook and some accessories to assist Joanna with that big cast she had on her right arm.  While out driving around later in […]

April 20-26 We had a relatively easy four-hour drive to Galveston from San Antonio, arriving at our Airbnb at the check-in time of 3pm.  Located on a quiet street, the Del Boca Vista property is a Texas Historical House, the George and Elizabeth Fox House built in 1875.  Our lodging would be a two-bedroom apartment […]

April 18-19 The easy drive north got us to Jessie and Dave’s place just after noon and we settled in for what would be a fairly quiet two nights and one day as Jessie would be working while we were there.  Dinner that first night would be excellent burgers Dave grilled for us, which was […]

April 15-17 We left New Braunfels with an expected three hour drive that would take an additional hour due to construction related congestion as we passed through San Antonio.  But we arrived safely at Stephanie and Lee’s place, where I’d spent two nights last fall while Joanna settled her mother, so it was nice that […]

April 5 – 14 The next morning, we broke camp and set out for the shortest and what appeared to be the easiest day of the tour at 41 miles and 1,600 feet of climbing that turned into 45 miles and 1,932 due to a detour we would take.  For our last couple of days, […]

April 5 – 14 The next day at Jellystone we would be free to do what we wanted as there wasn’t a scheduled ride, just three optional ones for those looking for miles or to do some exploring.  Otherwise, you could hang out in camp, or take a shuttle into nearby Fredericksburg.  Joanna took off […]

April 5 – 14 Each day of the bike tour starts out the same, that is arise earlier than one might want to, begin to break down the sleeping bags and pads, get some breakfast, and pack everything up to get it on the luggage truck in time to leave camp around 8am.  Joanna and […]

April 5 – 14 And so, spring rolled around, and we began nearly three months of travel, two in the States and one in Europe.  First up would be the road trip, which we will break down into segments that will culminate with our nephew Dillon’s wedding on May 14th in Kansas City.  The first […]