Category: Places of Interest

Things that Go Beep in the Night

I told you I would be re-visiting the use of book titles for my blog post headings!  Albeit, a slightly modified version from the original “Things That Go Bump in the Night”.  And, no this is not a modern-day RV ghost story.  It is…

Tucson Rodeo Season

 I was enjoying a leisurely first cup of coffee this morning, and looking up the weather for Tucson, Arizona online.  An announcement on the weather site caught my eye.  The advertisement was warning folks to dress warm for the 92nd Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade…

The Things They Carried….

I know.  Sooner or later, it was bound to happen.  At some point, I was destined to use a book title for a blog post.  I just can’t help myself – I’m a librarian.  It won’t be the last time, I’m sure! 🙂 I…

The Bohemian Town of Terlingua

Desert Scent After a light rain The creosote bush releases It’s earthy fragrance. I promised some poetry, didn’t I??  I have always been somewhat intimidated by poetry.  I’m not sure why.  But, I am confessing this unease here and now.  I think it all…

Power……

I am doing the ultimate *happy dance* right now!!!  My last three years at Dartmouth College, I participated in a lunchtime line-dancing class which I absolutely loved.  One of the songs we routinely danced to was Happy, by Pharrell Williams.  Now, in all honesty,…

Ready to Roll once again…..

Our two months here in Texas  working for Amazon seem like a blur!  We spent most of the time working, with little spare time for sight-seeing.  In a previous post, I mentioned a trip to the LBJ National Grassland.  A couple of weeks ago, we…

Eastern Sierras Revisited

We’ve been in Texas almost a month now, and I thought it was time to catch up on showcasing more of our summer adventures. If you’ve read my previous posts, you have no doubt discovered that the Eastern Sierra region is, at this point…

Walking among the Ancient Sentinels

While visiting the Bodie State Historic Park in early August, Jim and I struck up a conversation with an employee of the park who was doing restoration work on one of the outbuilding roofs.  We got to talking with him about hikes and places…

Mono Lake: A Sanctuary for the Soul

What is it that draws me to Mono Lake?  I’m not entirely sure why this hauntingly beautiful lake attracts me – perhaps it’s the fragility of the ecosystem combined with its unique geologic and cultural history.  Whatever the reason, I have developed a real love…

Yosemite: Outside the Valley Part I

When most people think of Yosemite, the popular photographs and landscape paintings of El Capitan and Half Dome come to mind.   Yosemite Valley is the main hub of the park and the place I had visited on two previous occasions until this summer.  While…