Monthly Archives: March 2022

East Coast Fall 2021 – Death Valley

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 […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portales to Flagstaff

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 […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portales, New Mexico

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 […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Abilene, Texas

November 14-15 I hit the road for San Antonio around 10am and made good time including a brief stop at a McDonald’s for their decent coffee and a very good cinnamon roll.  Soon enough I found myself at the airport where after a short wait at the cellphone lot, I picked up Joanna and we […]