Monthly Archives: November 2014


We returned home last night after one last rainy day on the road. We left Rogue River early and drove through the southern Oregon mountains. It was beautiful even though a bit stormy. Lunch was a brief stop in Salem … Continue reading

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Back to the Rain

Today it began raining just north of Sacramento and is still raining after dinner in Rogue River Oregon. We are loving the moisture after weeks of mountain dryness. No photos today because before the rain all we saw was ugly … Continue reading

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Goodbye Arizona, Hello California

We left Williams this morning under sunny skies and 20 degree air. This is the first state or province on this trip that has not threatened us with snow, but Arizona has other dangers. Here’s one last look at the … Continue reading

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Layover in Arizona

Today we visited our friend Cathy and went to Wupatki National Monument. Cathy’s all-terrain walker enabled her to see some of the sights of this unique ancient pueblo site. While cool, the sunshine made it great weather for a leisurely … Continue reading

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Sunset in Albuquerque

This is a snap of sunset last night in Albuquerque. This morning there was 6″ of snow on I-40 east of the city. We drove west and found sunshine in 30 minutes that lasted the rest of the day. Tonight … Continue reading

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Escape to New Mexico

This morning we escaped Colorado ahead of the incoming storm. Accuweather now reports it is 20 and snowing in Colorado Springs while here in Albuquerque it is 67. Aaah! Now only to go west to California and we can safely … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak from the back deck. Sunshine, but still below freezing. Off to New Mexico tomorrow.

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Snowy and Cold in Colorado Springs

We are catching the edge of the arctic express. Single digit temps and blowing snow, but at least we’re not in northern Wisconsin! Time to stay indoors, read, paint, and play some music. Paul

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Red Rocks Park

Yesterday Jean’s pastel class with Stan Sperlak went to Red Rocks Park to paint. I wanted to go there after looking down on the amphitheater from Dinosaur Ridge, so I stayed for the day as well. Since I wasn’t in … Continue reading

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Denver and Dinosaur Ridge

Yesterday we arrived in Denver after two snowy days crossing Wyoming and into Colorado. Here it is in the 60’s during the day and freezing at night. That means great sleeping and hiking weather! Jean’s pastel workshop began this morning, … Continue reading

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