It is now early November. As I post this segment of our 2019 spring – summer road trip, and look at the map below titled with the date window: June 15 – 23, it’s obvious I have taken the summer off. Well, it was a good summer! We shared our home with two seasonal national … More Sawtooth Mts to Beartooth Hwy (almost)
Red Rocks and Snow Capped Peaks May 31 to June 13 But first a side trip: Birds in Migration A timely departure from SLC afforded a side trip to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. This refuge along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake provides varying salinity (from freshwater to brackish) ecosystems because … More Salt Lake City to the Snake River Plain
One of Toni’s college friends from Ohio State University has kept in touch with Christmas letters over the years. After 50 years she gets to renew the friendship with Rob and meet his wife Paula. Two new friends for me! Formerly residents of New Hampshire they now live in Ridgway, Colorado. The timing was fortuitous … More Ridgway, CO to Salt Lake City, UT
Once again our new friends Pam & Craig hosted us in Albuquerque. Albuquerque is the balloon capital of the world and on two mornings their aging dog barks to warn the family of approaching balloons. And guess what? That barking keeps those invading balloons at a safe distance. Good dog! Craig explained to me … More Albuquerque to Ridgeway Colorado
Part 2 has been posted. See below. I scheduled this last week but the email notification to followers was auto sent prematurely. Now back on the road with Toni. Stay tuned.
Rain in this area turns unpaved roads to an impassable surface of slippery red clay. And stream flooding where a wash crossed roads can stop all traffic so for two days so we worked inside the campground lounge area organizing photos and blog writing. More Rock Gardens On the second afternoon as the skies cleared … More Desert Meanderings Part 2
REMINDER TO FOLLOWERS: IN A GROUP OF PHOTOS CLICK THE 1ST & FOLLOW THROUGH THE SEQUENCE FOR FULL SIZE IMAGES Climbing the Grand Staircase Visitors to this region often ask rangers and tour guides, “How do I find this staircase?” It is not like stairs in a building, but rather the step like formation of … More Desert Meanderings Part 1