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On the way to Albuquerque

How can you drive by a crater formed by an astroid 50,000 years ago and not stop? As we left Flagstaff, heading to Albuquerque, NM we had to detour to see this. We paid $16 each (senior rate) to be able to climb up a staircase to get this view. It's hard...

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Just got back from a great day outdoors. We took a hike up through volcanic debris to get a view of Sunset Volcano. Hawaii was on my mind as we walked along black rock that looked like mud but was as hard as glass. Then we drove to see these fascinating...

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Cliff Dwellings in Flagstaff

Today was a great day exploring Walnut Canyon National Monument. We hiked along the canyon to see the remains of Sinaguan Cliff Dwellings. You can see some of the dwellings in the cliff to the left of Walter. The Sinaguan are thought to have lived there...

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Adios, Sedona

Well, Sedona has changed a lot since were last here over 30 years ago. It's still gorgeous country but it's also really crowded with tourists (like us). We had a nice time - biked a little, hiked a little, ate a lot. Yesterday we went to Jerome, the former...

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Hiking in Sedona

We lucked out with the trailhead to several hikes literally down the street from where we're staying in Sedona. This morning we got out ahead of the heat and did a hike to the summit of one of these cliffs. If you look to the lower left of this photo you...

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No, not Italy …

Greetings! Thanks for checking back in. 🙂 After two weeks in Southern California (with no posts) we are once again on the road. The photo above is taken fromt the Getty Villa in Malibu. We spent two days in L.A. with friends, taking in as much art and...

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Redondo Beach

After leaving Jackson we spent a couple of days in Redondo Beach with Walter's cousins and some old friends. The four of us in the photo grew up in the South Bay and it's where Walter and I met and married. It was fun walking around the pier where we spent...

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Our family history in Jackson

In answer to the question, "where is Jackson?", it's a small town in the Sierra foothills about 50 miles east of Sacramento. It was part of the great gold rush of the 1850s and my family has been here almost as long. It was a town founded by Italians,...

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The Mokelumne River, North Fork

We're back in Jackson to visit my mom. She's doing great and we're hopeful she'll get home soon. This morning after our visit with her we stopped for a walk along one of my favorite spots up here. The Mokelumne River runs all the way to the Sacramento...

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Biking in Ft. Bragg

We spent a nice morning out on the coastal bike path. Diane, Walter and I rented bikes and had a picnic. Beautiful and windy.  🙂

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