So, I turned 40. And that amounted to nothing much different except that we had a nice excuse to take a break on a couple of days to celebrate. Nothing was really speaking to me in terms of ways to properly mark the occasion until I learned that Buddy Wakefield had booked a show in … Continue reading C’est moi!
When people ask what we've been up to, I find I'm always a bit dumbstruck and I can rarely enumerate more than a few items before trailing off and wondering to myself what HAVE we been up to lately. On the one hand, I know we're keeping plenty busy because I feel remarkably well-adjusted at … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume …Since September
Some recent shots from recent weeks in our new homeland. First up are some from Liberty and Camden, ME, where we went adventuring to celebrate Lance's 40th a couple of weeks ago. The following shots are from … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume …
So often in recent days, now that we have returned to "business mode" in our quest to find land and start the next chapter, we have come across our photos or retold stories from the road and realized that we will never be able to fully express our gratitude for that time. The necessity for … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Ecolodge (AKA AFTer Thoughts)
Bodega Bay, CA to Umpqua Lighthouse State Park near Reedsport, OR, with stops in between along the Avenue of the Giants, at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Prairie Creek, etc. Redwoods, ELK, rain, misty miles, sourdough pizza, new friends, a marimba factory, cool haunts, storm watching, whale squinting, lighthouse looking, frog listening, camping, and a salamander! … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Catch Up!
After less than 24 hours in Vegas, which apparently hasn't looked in a mirror or smelled itself lately, we were all too excited to beat feet out of there and take the scenic route through Death Valley to visit family in Bishop, CA. Old Charley once again proved his worthiness by doing a champion job … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume California (Bishop to Joshua Tree National Park)
Our plans in Monument Valley fell through due to a variety of less than ideal circumstances (packs of feral dogs, broken glass everywhere, nonexistent help to register for a campground that was built with a sardine can type layout in mind, etc). So we made the decision to push on to Flagstaff, AZ and adjust … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Arizona
Dizzying heights and sweet vistas characterized the Colorado National Monument. Arches National Park, just outside Moab, UT, could better be described as an accessible, yet mysterious, wonderland. It's a short climb with some stunning monuments dropping your jaw right out of the gate from the visitors center. Then there are rolling hills and astounding viewpoints … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Arches NP (aka I Can See My Van From Here)
Two weeks in Tulsa flew by and we found ourselves blinking in amazement the morning after one of our longest driving days -- made longer by the addition of a four-hour breakdown delay -- at high desert. We were back WEST!! There were things we wanted to see in Albuquerque, but we were behind schedule … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Colorado National Monument (with notes on New Mexico)
I've been writing a lot, but not publishing any of it due to things being more full of flux than I would like. The flavor is all wrong. Given these circumstances, I present you with pictures from recent days... We tripped around Santa Fe for a couple of days. Rather than the requisite peachy beige … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume New Mexico