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 […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 Our plan for this day would be to have breakfast nearby, then head to Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments and finish by driving to Kim and Marty’s in Henderson.  After checking out of the Weatherford we managed the short distance back to the area we’d visited the night […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 Finished with our meal, we got back on the road and began the drive to Flagstaff and we wound our way up Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.  As it was a Saturday, there was a lot of traffic on the road, which was lined on both sides with parked […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 Our shopping stop was at Clark’s Market, which we’d checked out the day before after dinner.  We decided that for our meal that night we’d pick up some prepared dishes from the deli counter and eat in the apartment.  This is a big attractive supermarket, kind of a cross between […]

September 9 – 20 Satiated after our Machaca burrito, we got cleaned up and hopped in the car to start our driving tour of the area.  We found the route at Sedona.Net and would make good use of it over the course of a couple of days.  Our first stop would be back at the […]

September 9 – 20 August blew by in a hurry, with lots of bike riding, a visit to Oakland to see Jessica, Kris and Gemma, and then a fun Labor Day when sister Bev, nephew Jed and his friend Shikerra came to see us at home.  We soon thereafter set out for another ten-day trip […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day, our last in town, we opted for what we hoped would be a less difficult ride, down to Angels Camp on Highway 4 and then back up Murphy’s Grade Road.  This would mostly be the case with a few small exceptions, starting with a rough descent […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The restaurant at the hotel gets good ratings so it was a simple decision to eat there our first night in town.  They had set up a large dining space on an adjacent patio and a grassy area in front of our room, which made for a nice environment […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The included breakfast at the Best Western the next day was a mixed bag; gone are the days of buffet style dining with make your own waffles, often some egg and protein combo, and lots of other choices (cereal, oatmeal, yoghurt, toast, and suspect quality pastry).  Now one queue’s […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 Finished with our tour of the Victorian homes, we began our trek to Redding by driving north a short distance on the 101 before turning inland on Highway 299, also known as the Trinity Highway as it follows that the river for nearly half of the journey.  One of […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day we got to reap the benefit of having bailed a day early on camping at Richardson Grove in that it opened up a day for bike riding.  To figure out a route I turned to a resource cyclists use often, Ride with GPS, a social media […]