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Space Jams in Houston

Austin to Houston is an easy and mostly pretty drive in the springtime. Stopping for lunch at a park on the Colorado River, just outside of the tiny town of Columbus, TX, we arrived at our Houston RV park by … Continue reading

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Dunkirk in Austin

Our “home is where you park it” sign still hangs just inside the front door of the Woodebago, swinging as we drive from place to place. Now in our 10th month, we love our cozy home on wheels and can’t … Continue reading

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Riley Reporting from San Antonio

Dear Elian and Gg, It’s great to be here in San Antonio with you. So far, we went to the Alamo. We saw the real building that the Texians (immigrants in Texas) and Tejanos (people who lived there originally) defended … Continue reading

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Lee Harvey, Longhorns, and Homeschoolers

Our roundabout route through Texas has put us on a lot of FM (farm to market) roads. Rte 77 North, a long, smooth, two-lane highway lined with primrose and bluebonnets, takes us most of the way from the Gulf Coast to … Continue reading

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Cranes, Rain and the Texas Gulf Coast

After two, long driving days, past mountains, canyons and hundreds of miles of flat scrub, we made it to the other side of Texas. Two and a half months since we left the Pacific, we are back at the sea, … Continue reading

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Letter from West Texas

March 3, 2016 Dear Riley, Hi from Elian and Gg! We do not want to write formally but mom and dad said we had to so here we are. We are in West Texas seeing so much. We camped in … Continue reading

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Living for Real in Roswell

Did you think we had been abducted? No, we are alive and well here in Roswell, New Mexico, although little green men are all over, poking their heads above signs, decorating doorways, and glowing in the night. The town’s celebration of the 1947 … Continue reading

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We Llove Llamas (and Santa Fe)

Santa Fe seems almost entirely built of adobe, accented by wooden beams, red ristras and turquoise stones, and set against an impossibly blue sky (like Crater Lake Blue, New Mexico Sky Blue also deserves its own paint color). We skipped a few … Continue reading

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Alamogordo to Albuquerque

Alamogordo, New Mexico is best known for its proximity to White Sands National Monument. The eight-mile loop will take you to the edge of the park’s miles of silky sand dunes that seem to stretch as far as the horizon (it is the … Continue reading

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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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