After watching Orcas play in the water and hitching a ride on a floatplane mail run, we shifted gears back to our usual activities. Our stop at Qualicum Beach was the midpoint of our island adventures, and a good place to do unavoidable mundane household chores and stock up the fridge. Steve also had to do a little more maintenance […]
Prescott and Prescott Valley are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, complete with granite mountains. We tackled three hikes while here; Granite Mountain Trail #261, Granite Mountain Hotshots Trail and Woodchute Trail.
From Fredericksburg to the western state border in El Paso is about 590 miles, and because we didn’t want to rush our way across Texas we selected five stops before leaving the state. On these layovers we explored a cavern, hiked a mountain at a National Park, had a total surprise meet up with new friends, and enjoyed an unplanned […]
My interest in birds started in January 2013, when we first camped at Patagonia Lake State Park. During that visit, I joined a guided bird walk and soon became a bird enthusiast. Now I search for new birds on my own, an activity I find very relaxing. It’s often a challenge to identify them, but I enjoy trying after photographing […]
For now, let me take you back two months to our time in New Mexico where Steve continued his recovery. After a post-treatment follow-up with his oncologist, we were OK’d to finally get out of overheated Tucson. Steve wasn’t yet in top shape to drive Betsy, but we just had to move on. The city life with blaring sirens, traffic, […]