Category: The World

Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza

January 13 – 23, 2023. We awake to the sing-songy, carnival-like music of the gas truck slowly rolling down the street. As the music passes homes and apartments, it is alerting customers to come out and exchange their empty propane…

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The Enchanting State of Guanajuato

December 21, 2022 – January 4, 2023 Mexico just like the US is made up of a collection of states. And just like the states in the US, each state in Mexico has different things that make it unique and…

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McCarthy & Wrangell-St. Elias

August 11 & 12. After watching the surfers on the Bore tide it was time to leave the Anchorage area again and head to new adventures. We had two destinations in mind that were roughly in the same direction, Valdez…

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May 18 –  21, 2022, California. I wasn’t immediately bowled over by the Redwoods. I remember learning about the Redwoods as a child and being a bit mystified by them. Giant trees! I was eager to see these goliaths. But…

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The Everglades Part 2

March 16 – 19, & April 17 – 19, 2021. The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Southern Florida. It is vast but unlike the vastness of a national park like the Grand Canyon you can’t…

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The Everglades Part I

March 13 – 18 & April 17 -19, 2021. “But it all looks like — this.” It was both a question and a judgment. The woman who voiced it had just listened to a Park Ranger describe some of the…

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Yellowstone National Park

July 4 & July 22 – July 30, 2020. One thing I found rather curious about Yellowstone National Park is how many people I saw fishing. I imagine someone’s significant other coming home and saying, “Honey I just booked us…

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Grand Teton & Glacier National Parks

July 20 – 21 & August 7 – 13, 2020 Mountains. They are all over out west. When I first moved to Tucson, AZ from the Midwest some 30 years ago I was awed by the mountains. I’d never lived…

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Ancestral Pueblos

April 24, 27, 28, & May 1, 2019. Last spring we visited Mesa Verde National Park, and Bandelier and Navajo National Monuments. These sites contain prehistoric dwellings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples. I’m combining the three sites into one post….

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Wandering to the Sierra Gorda

February 21 – 25, 2019. We didn’t have a plan after the city of Guanajuato except to head east before we started making our way back northwest to the US. I looked at my Mexico map and considered where we…

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