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 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 […]

February 25-28 Two weeks after our respective flights to the east coast, we loaded up the car on a Friday afternoon and made our way to Santa Barbara and the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara for a weekend of bike riding and to see the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at the Arlington Theater.  […]

February 7-10 Last fall we planned to take a three-week trip to South America, visiting Santiago and Patagonia in Chile and then joining a guided tour with Intrepid Travel in Lima, Peru that would take us to the Amazon and Machu Pichu.  But logistical complications arising from the Delta variant caused us to reconsider the […]

November 22-26 We broke camp Monday morning to make the drive to Kim and Marty’s in Henderson, where we would stay until Friday and celebrate Thanksgiving with them and a household of others, an event they have held annually and are now resuming after taking a Covid break the last two years.  This would be […]

November 19-21 Today’s drive would be a more manageable at six or so hours and so; after a stop at a Starbucks for a Venti vanilla latte, we hit the I-40 and motored west.  Our many trips over the years have brought us along this route and thus the landmarks have become familiar.  Knowing we’d […]

November 18-21 With a long day of driving ahead of us, likely close to ten hours, we made sure to get an early start from Portales.  The donuts we’d purchased and hastily consumed combined with some high-test coffee fueled the first part of the drive and before we knew it we passed some signs indicating […]

November 16-17 We filled up on breakfast at the Holiday Inn and after loading up the car, made our way to the Grace Museum on the outskirts of downtown.  Located at the corner of Cypress and North First Streets, it was built in 1909 by Col. W. L. Beckham of Greenville, Texas.  Constructed in the […]