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Tough Times in Tucson

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It’s been more than three months since my last post.  We’ve been on a self-imposed blogging hiatus, as I just haven’t been motivated to write.  We’ve been plenty active, it’s just that we were… Continue reading

Catching “The Wave!” – Kanab, UT

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In late February I mentioned in a post that I had won two coveted hiking permits to hike Coyote Buttes North – aka “The Wave” – on June 4th in southern Utah.  I… Continue reading

Superstars of the desert – the Saguaro flowers

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My wish of seeing the Saguaro blooms has been granted, even though with Steve’s situation it’s under less-than-desirable circumstances.  But we’re enjoying this opportunity as our consolation for being in Tucson this time of the… Continue reading

The long road to recovery – Tucson, AZ

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First off, a big THANK YOU to everyone, family and friends who have reached out to us, left supporting comments, sent texts and private messages extending warm thoughts and virtual hugs for Steve.  We… Continue reading

An unexpected extended stay – Tucson, AZ

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We are continuing to enjoy a pleasant springtime in Tucson.  We’ve been wandering through the desert daily as early as possible to avoid the unbearable daytime heat – wow, the sun is hot down here! During those… Continue reading

A rendezvous in the desert – Tucson, AZ

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So here we remain, at our “winter headquarters” for this year – Tucson.  The population of over a half million seems to be spread out enough that it usually doesn’t feel too overcrowded, although we… Continue reading

The second time around – Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

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We had so much fun in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico last year that we decided to return for another ten days of frolicking on Playa Bonita’s sandy beach.  This year we were there from Feb 5th-15th… Continue reading

Quirky creations in the desert – Borrego Springs, CA

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If landscape such as that at Anza-Borrego desert doesn’t grab you and you find it difficult to see beauty in a desert environment, then a visit here may not be appropriate.  But what if the… Continue reading

Good times at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has a special place in Steve’s heart.  This is where his parents used to boondock in their RV every winter for years, and he visited them several times during their… Continue reading

California’s remarkable rocks part 3 – Joshua Tree National Park

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This is our final segment about California’s remarkable rocks, as we continued through the southern part of the state. After climbing around the pinnacles and craggy spires at Pinnacles National Park and gaping at the dramatic… Continue reading