Santa Fe to the A’s in Texas

Santa Fe to the A’s in Texas

We left Santa Fe on Monday, arriving in Austin Wednesday afternoon, a trip of 668 miles in three days. We stopped at Amarillo, lunched in Lubbock, stopped at Abilene (which I now know how to spell, since I had to look up lodgings online), then on to Austin, where will...

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Everything they say about Spring Training is true.  The stadium is small and easy to navigate.  You don’t have to fight crowds, you’re really close to the field, you can see the players, there are lots of fly balls, the games are more interesting because...

The Hidden Canyon

Driving along the road to the first outlook, I wondered if we were on the right road. The landscape to the left and right of the road looked the same — low level sagebrush.  Yet when we pulled into the first overlook: BAM! The Canyon is at the center of the...

Sunset Crater and Navaho Country

After the hot Mesa weather we woke up to: snow.  WTF?  We packed up and headed out.  Earl Ruby told us about Sunset Crater, which is north of Flagstaff and since we were headed northeast to Canyon de Chelly (pronounced Canyon de Shay), we dropped by for a look.  Boy,...
Why Yes, it is Grand

Why Yes, it is Grand

I’ve been wanting to see the Grand Canyon for years and years.  I even lived in Phoenix for 11 months back in the ’80s and never made it that far north. I was not earning much money and it’s an 8 hour round trip.  Also, there was no one to share it...