Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Day of Sunshine

We awoke yesterday morning to clear blue skies and warm weather. It was too glorious a day to spend indoors watching the inept Seahawks. However, we did watch much of the game before hitting the park to look at wildlife. … Continue reading

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Electricity and Sunshine

Yesterday we learned a rude lesson about solar energy and camping – it doesn’t work if the sun doesn’t shine. After four days of cold rainy weather our batteries were at their lowest ever. The solar panel is doing nothing … Continue reading

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Field Trip Today

Last night it was in the 30’s. We are in a McDonald’s at Noon and it is 45 and drizzling. Thank you McD’s for free wifi. Today we took a 30 mile field trip to Rio Grande City to grocery … Continue reading

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Falcon Lake

We arrived at our southernmost destination, Falcon Lake, yesterday in sunshine and 77. It is a beautiful place. True to the rest of our journey, overnight a cold front moved in, the wind came up, and it rained. Today we … Continue reading

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A Texas Jewel

Today we visited a Texas jewel, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. This place has the most wonderful collection, a beautiful showplace of a building, grounds that are like a palatial garden, and prices that should make the Seattle … Continue reading

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For Robin Cook – Wild Horse Sculpture at Vantage

Here it is Robin. 

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Seaons Greetings

A bit belated, but none the less heartfelt. I took this photo on our way into Fort Stockton two days ago and it seemed so appropriate . . . traveling through this landscape you can’t help but think about the … Continue reading

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West Texas

For the last two days we crossed west Texas from El Paso to San Antonio. El Paso is an urban area of about 700k population. Across the Rio Grande is Juarez Mexico with a population of 1.8 million. There is … Continue reading

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Photography on the Run

As some of you know Jean loves to take photographs while we are rolling down the road. She has become quite good at this art. You should check out the link to her Flickr page on the lower right side … Continue reading

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High Plains Drifters

All day today I thought of the Clint Eastwood movie High Plains Drifter as we drove from Benson Arizona to El Paso Texas. This is all 4-5000 feet and a high plains/desert ringed by mountain ranges. It is so high … Continue reading

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