Category Trips

Fall Western States, Part Five

November 2 – 13, 20 After the Museum we dropped off Dillon at his and McKenzie’s apartment, a nice two bedroom in a cool area of downtown and returned to the Airbnb to rest up before heading out again to meet them at our choice for dinner that night, Brewery Emperial.  Seated outside underneath a […]

Fall Western States, Part Four

November 2 – 13, 20 With a seven hour drive ahead of us, not terribly long but would take most of the day, we left around 9am for Liberal, Kansas.  For most of the drive, our route would traverse a path we’ve covered a number of times in the past while visiting Beverly and Dillon […]

Fall Western States, Part Three

November 2 – 13, 20 Lunch ended with a minor mishap, which was that a glob of secret sauce and fish oil leaked from the sandwich, strategically missing the towel I had spread in my lap (we put together a kit for the car with two sets of silverware, lap towels and wash clothes to […]

Fall Western States, Part Two

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 […]

Fall Western States, Part One

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Eight

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Seven

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Four

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Three

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Two

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 […]