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Grand European River Cruise Part 4 – Germany

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This is the 4th of 6 installments covering our European river cruise: For Grand European River Cruise Part 1 click here For Grand European River Cruise Part 2 click here For Grand European… Continue reading

Grand European River Cruise Part 3 – Austria

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This is the third installment of our European river cruise: For Grand European River Cruise Part 1 click here For Grand European River Cruise Part 2 click here We left Budapest and headed… Continue reading

Grand European River Cruise Part 2 – Budapest, Hungary

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With our cruise running Oct 7-21, we maximized our first European visit by adding extra days to explore our embarkation city, Budapest. We were glad we did, since our 6AM connection in Amsterdam had… Continue reading

Grand European River Cruise – Part 1

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Long before Steve’s cancer was confirmed in March, we had already booked our Viking River Cruise in Central Europe.  We’d heard details about Viking River Cruises from Rocky and Marsha, whom we’d met… Continue reading

Healing and fun continue in New Mexico

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Note: Once again I’m slacking off on my blogging, but I have good reasons.  We just got back from a wonderful trip to central Europe, and now we’re on our way to Tucson… Continue reading

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