Category: United States

Cuban Bomber Crisis

March 19, 2021. I’ve heard a lot about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, but I didn’t know that it was also a “bomber” crisis. Along with the nuclear missiles that Soviet Premier Khrushchev shipped to Cuba were the parts for…

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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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Latta Nature Preserve

February 27 – March 4, 2021. At the end of February, we found ourselves in Stanley, North Carolina at Greg’s parents’ house. We had decided to make a speedy 2200 mile trip across the country from the California/Arizona border to…

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Three National Wildlife Refuges

February 11 – 19. I usually have a plan. It is always flexible, never set in stone though, and often veers off in any direction at any moment. But this winter I didn’t really have much of a plan at…

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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

January 20 – 26 & February 9 – 10, 2021. We were itching to get to a lake and break out the kayak. We were still in the Yuma area. Our Pandemic Pod we had spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years’,…

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Valley of Names

February 7 & 8, 2021. I had heard (and read) that a 4WD was required to get to the Valley of Names. We had first come to know about the site, 1200 acres of barren land where people go to…

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Keeping Warm

December 25, 2020 – February 6, 2021. We didn’t have much of a plan for this winter. After doing lots of planning during 2020 I was more than ready to not think too much about where to go next. We…

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The Wall

December 28, 2020 & February 9, 2021. The end of 2020 found us in the desert outside of Ajo, Arizona. We were camped with our friends celebrating the Christmas holiday. The desert there is beautiful. We did daily walks, looked…

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Whitewater Draw

December 14 – 16, 2020. We first visited Whitewater Draw four years ago on the same trip when we were tooling through Southern Arizona visiting places like Bisbee and Tombstone. It was a quick overnight stop and we probably would…

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A Short Tour of Southern AZ

December 11 – December 17, 2020. Way back in December our friends from Roaming About, Mark, Liesbet, and Maya the dog invited us to go on a little tour of Southern Arizona with them. We thought, why not? We love…

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