Monthly Archives: January 2016

Entering the Land of Enchantment

The landscape is vast and dry on the road from Arizona to New Mexico. We are used to this now, remarking on how different it must be at home, where everyone is still digging out from the snowstorm. There aren’t … Continue reading

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Back in the ‘Bago in Southern AZ

After leaving Phoenix, we spent a night at Catalina State Park, just outside of Tucson. Aside from our sleepness night at Walmart, this was our first night back in the ‘bago with no power or water. It was a reminder … Continue reading

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Food and Family in Phoenix

Our week in Phoenix was mostly rainy and cool but we made the most of it, soaking in the hot tub, picking flowers and fruit from the rental house garden, playing with Elian’s new selfie stick, creating a Spot Speedy … Continue reading

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Sleeping at Walmart

We grew soft over the holiday break, sleeping in a real house with floors and doors and 4G wifi communications. Our route to Phoenix had us stopping to camp on BLM land at Saddle Mountain but by the time we arrived, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Cousins and California

When we returned from the Rose Bowl, we meant to sit around and share new year’s resolutions, reminding ourselves and each other how fortunate we all are. We never did (Downton Abbey was on). But I don’t think we really … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl!

The game wasn’t a great one, as Stanford scored in the first play and handily beat Iowa 45-16. But we were excited to be there and experience firsthand the pomp and circumstance of the “Granddaddy of them all.” It was … Continue reading

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