Weekend Away

As noted by Barry in his post, I flew off and left him to drive Route 66 on his own this weekend.   As some of you know, I am training through the Martha Beck Institute to be a life coach or as some call it a Wayfinder – someone who helps others find their…

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Santa Fe

Note:  We forgot to post this last week so forgive our tardiness.  This was written last Friday, Nov. 3. One of our favorite places is Santa Fe.  There is something about this town that refreshes our spirit and inspires us.  While we did not do a long day of hiking in the desert mountain today…

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Home Alone…

Debra doesn’t make too many mistakes. However, she did the time…she left me the username and password for the blog. I dropped her off at the airport on Friday morning. It was a nice drive in since the trip from Santa Fe to ABQ airport was a pretty decent drop in elevation. I ventured into…

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Taking the Plunge

Well, we finally had to do it.  The time had come, the campsite we chose for Santa Fe had shut down their showers and bathroom facilities for the season.  Our only choice was to shower in our camper bathroom. I cannot tell you how much I dreaded this.  The space of the shower is 2…

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Tale of Two Days

Monday was a nearly a perfect day.  It was the right blend of work and play with the right mix of society and nature.   It was the type of day we envisioned when planning this trip.  The weather was chilly and beautifully sunny.  We worked in the morning, took care of a few life…

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Hoodoo

Today’s new word –  Hoodoo.  No, not voodoo (you are thinking about Halloween), but hoodoo.  A hoodoo is a tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland.  Essentially, it is a tall column of hard rock where the softer rock has eroded away, leaving these dramatic…

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Lessons so Far

Driving to Wichita Falls to boondock does not count as a first day so today is our true Day One of the trip. Destination – Palo Duro Canyon. A few things already learned: Waze does not understand that when pulling 3000 pounds, one cannot go faster than 63 mph so estimated arrival times are misleading…

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Boondocking

Today’s vocabulary word, children, is boondocking.   Boondocking is when you camp somewhere in your recreational vehicle with no water or power hook-ups. As in, spending the night in the parking lot behind the Cracker Barrel in Wichita Falls, Texas.   If you had told me 26 years ago (when Barry asked me to marry him) that…

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Flexibility Starts Now

When we first starting planning this trip, we knew we would have to be flexible and expected surprises along the way. I just didn’t think they would start before we even got the RV. We rented a trailer from a very nice guy here in Plano through Outdoorsy, a sort of Air BNB for RVs….

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