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 […]

November 6 – 17 Mid Saturday afternoon we checked out of the Marriott and took a taxi to the AraCan Pyramids Hotel, on the outskirts of Cairo in Giza, our lodging for the night, the first of our scheduled Egypt Adventure tour with Intrepid Travel out of Canada, which would last eight days and include […]

November 6 – 17 And so, it began, a month of international travel starting with Egypt and finishing with Mexico, two countries we’d not been to with the exception of multiple forays into northern Baja California.  We were curious to see how different, or similar, mainland Mexico would be from Baja, especially given that we’d […]

November 1 – 6 After returning from Arizona we spent the next three days preparing the house for a month’s vacancy, excepting some visits from friends and family taking advantage of its near the beach location.  The night before our flight we celebrated by taking in a concert featuring one of our favorite live performers, […]

October 18 – 27 We began the tour by meeting our fellow participants as they showed up later in the afternoon on Saturday, then formally convened at 4pm to meet our two Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) tour leaders, Sue Davendonis and Christi Horton.  We gathered in a circle behind the ever-present ACA trailer for a […]

October 18 – 27 We spent the next few days at home preparing for what would now be an extended period of time away, traveling for a little over a month to North Carolina, Egypt, and then Mexico.  But first we’d take off for over a week and  meet up with Adventure Cycling to participate […]

October 10-13 Finished with breakfast, we all took off to meet Ann and Doug at our first stop of the day, Andrew Murray Vineyards.  Founded in 1990 when Jim and Fran Murray purchased 200 acres of fertile soil in the Santa Ynez Valley.  With their son and winemaker Andrew Murray at the helm, this Los […]