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West Coast Tour 2016 – Kansas, Part Two

Timeline: October 19-24 We spent Friday night, a cool crisp evening, sitting around Bill and Bev’s fire ring, enjoying the flames, the sun setting in the west as we prepared for our adventure the next day, a trip up to Kansas City to spend some time with our Nephew Dillon. After breakfast the next morning […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kansas, Part One

Timeline: October 19-22 We broke camp and set out around 10:00 am enabling us to make a stop at the Pueblo site we’d visited two days earlier so that Joanna could purchase a ceramic horse she wanted to bring home.  With a seven-hour drive ahead of us and knowing we’d be staying in a motel, […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part Two

  Timeline: October 16-18 Our goal for our last day in town was to get in a moderately long day hike, do a bit more random sightseeing and eat dinner at a well-known Albuquerque restaurant, The Range Café.  After a leisurely morning in camp where we scouted out hiking options, we set out for the […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part One

Timeline: October 16-18 The first half of our drive to Albuquerque was off the interstate as we made way on the diagonal from Scottsdale up to the I-40 in Holbrook, which lies about 30 miles east of Winslow, where Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne are still standing on a corner looking at a girl, my […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Scottsdale and Taliesin West

Timeline: October 15-16 After cleaning up the condo and loading the car we drove to a gas station near the I-5 to fill the Highlander, hit a Starbucks to redeem a reward, getting one of their very good breakfast sandwiches, and then jumped on the freeway to start the seven hour drive to Scottsdale and […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Three

Timeline: October 8-14 As planned for that Thursday, we set out on the bikes to ride down to San Diego. I’ve ridden these roads and this route a number of times so could rely on memory for most of it and found it served me well. No sooner had we started riding then there was […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Two

Timeline: October 8-14 Jessica and Kris had a early flight out Monday morning and after we dropped them off at the airport, Kim, Marty, Joanna, and I drove west towards through Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma to spend some time at Cabrillo National Monument. On the way in, not long after you […]