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 2 – 13, 2020 Our plan for the day was to head out to White Sands National Park and then see where the day would take us.  We loitered around the cabin a bit after two straight days of driving, a comfortable proposition as it was warm enough and between a chair and desk […]

October 19 – 21, 2020, November 2 – 13, 2020 We returned home from Buellton on Sunday and the very next day drove to Henderson to spend three nights at Kim and Marty’s place along with Jessica, Kris and little Gemma.  With one exception, we’d stay close to the house spending quality time together as […]

October 16 – 18,2020 Less than a week later we found ourselves driving up to Buellton on Friday for a weekend of bike riding with a group of our riding friends in Los Angeles.  Five of us (Heather, Deborah, Cathy, Joanna and myself) met up in the parking lot of Pea Soup Anderson’s Inn before […]

October 9 – 11, 2020 We’d spend the month of October at home with the exception of two weekends out of town, the highlight of the month being two separate one week visits from Jessica, Kris and Gemma.  They’d also spend a couple of weeks in-between with Kim and Marty in Henderson (we’d run there […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 Done with our doctor’s appointments late in the day on Thursday, we lit out for Solana Beach knowing we’d likely miss the dinner hour, so down around San Clemente we pulled off the freeway to eat at a Chik-Fil-A.  This is one of those conflicted calls to make as we […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 With temperatures forecast for the day to push past the 100-degree mark, we met early at one of the trailheads for the River Mountains Loop Trail.  And as it turned out, it wasn’t nearly early enough.  We set out to do the 34.4-mile loop in the counter-clockwise direction, our choice […]

September 9 – 20, 2020 We landed in Henderson at Kim and Marty’s for three nights before we would return home for one day to take care of doctor’s appointments, then meet them at their condo in Solano Beach.  Nothing earth shattering would occur while at either place and yet, we’d engage in enough safe […]

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 […]