Tulips and Daffodils!

Even though we have been back from our annual extended travels for about a month (and came back from Mexico to nothing but rain, rain and more rain…), we thought you might enjoy our recent visit to the tulip and daffodil fields in the Mt. Vernon (Washington) area.  We stayed near Anacortes for several days in mid-April and spent a lot of time exploring…

Maravilloso, encantador, amable Puerto Penasco, Mexico!

Maravilloso, encantador, amable Puerto Penasco! (Translation: Wonderful, delightful, friendly Puerto Penasco, Mexico!) Un saludo a nuestros lectores dle blog! Esperamos que disfrute de esta ultima (#7) la publicacion de los viajes de este ano… (Translation: Greetins to our blog readers!  We hope you enjoy this last (#7) posting of this year’s travels.) As you many have read in our last Blog installment, our travel…

NOLA: Nada

Hola! When you are travelling for any length of time, measured either in the number of years you have done it, and/or the length of time you have allowed for a given trip, two of the fundamental concepts that should be at the top of your ‘whatever’ list are, ‘always expect the unexpected,’ and ‘roll with the punches.’ Things were going pretty much according to plan…

Where The Hell Is Benson?

So, here we are in beautiful Benson, Arizona. For about a month.  Really?  Yep. Actually, Benson is central to a lot of pretty cool stuff: It has a half-way decent golf course with a half-way decent restaurant and bar. 75 miles from Chiricahua National Monument 8 miles from Kartchner Caverns 30 miles from Tombstone 60 miles from Benson 80 miles to Douglas 100 miles…

Do Not Throw Old Clothes Or Shoes Out Of The Windows

  OK…here we are on Chapter 4 of our 2015-2016 trip blog and you are probably asking, “Where in the hell did THAT title come from?” Well, I dunno.  Someplace. The end of Chapter 3 left us departing the wilds of the Las Vegas wilderness, headed for our friend’s place in Chino Valley, Arizona, where we stocked up on firewood for our stays over…

Las Vegas, Legends and Whiskey Lickers

Our last exciting chapter left us still in the depths of Death Valley National Park, known to many at ‘The Magical Place.’  Gary whipped up a great Walmart Special turkey breast in his convection microwave (it was remarkably good) and Dee Dee made smashed potatoes (originals from our garden), gravy, peas (also from our garden) and a salad.  Wahoo.  I brought the wine and…

Still In The Magical Place…

So, one of the problems with blogging while travelling is having to deal with crappy connections to the Inner-Net.  I sit here at the Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley.  It’s the Day-After-Thanksgiving Day and I am thankful for being here with Dee Dee and our crazy friend, Gary (whose back has gone out – he is really suffering, poor guy.)  What I am…

Back To The Magical Place

We’re off! Welcome to the first installment the blog chronicling our travels this winter season.  If all goes as expected (and it usually never does…) we hope to post something about every 10 days or so, but that largely depends on where we are and the Wi-Fi connection situation.  Most of the time, the Wi-Fi where we stay sucks, or is non-existent.  Usually not…

On to Key West – The Conch Republic

The further we get into Florida, the more crowded it gets.  More traffic and the campground spaces are smaller – and less available.  This all started once we left Carrabelle (on Florida’s ‘Forgotten Coast.’)  But, that’s to be expected this time of the year.  Everyone knows that Florida is a mecca for snowbirds (OK, we are one); in particular South Florida on the Gulf…

Boudin And Cracklins

Sunday, January, 18, 2015 Good day to y’all from New Orleans, Louisiana. Our last installment ended as we were departing Galveston, Texas, headed for Lafayette, Louisiana.  As we were leaving, the weather seemed to be breaking – we had actually seen the sun peek through on occasion.  Not much, but it gave us some degree of hope… Almost all of the roads we travelled…