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The road back … (part 2)

I'll just jump right in. The Bonneville Salt Flats!!! Unbeknownst to us, as we left Salt Lake City, we would be driving right by these amazing salt flats. We had never seen anything like them. Have you seen them? Such a weird landscape. All along the road...

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The road back to California … (part 1)

Happy Summer Solstice! We've been back in California since June 10th. By the time we were heading back we were a bit weary of travel and decided to drive pretty much straight through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, stopping only to eat and sleep. The drive...

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Travel do’s and don’ts …

About a year ago I read an article about a retired couple who sold their house and traveled all over the world for five years with only one roller suitcase and a backpack each. It really caught my imagination although I knew I didn’t want to travel that...

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On to Denver …

So the main reason I wanted to come to Denver was to see this blue bear. I love bears (from a distance) and I think this one is so funny. We arrived in Denver after a really beautiful drive though the Rockies. It was rainy and cloudy that day with a...

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Train ride to Silverton

Yesterday we got up early to take the famous train ride from Durango Colorado to the beautiful mining town of Silverton. We had heard about this train from several people and the week before we arrived in Colorado I came across an article that rated it one...

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My dream job …

Today we visited Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Yes, the ruins are impressive but what I really liked were the dioramas in the museum. I love a good diorama and come to find out that during the depression years the WPA paid people to make little...

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Leaving Santa Fe

Today we left Santa Fe and are making our way to Colorado. We only drove two hours today as we wanted to stop along the way and explore “The White Place” which is what Georgia O’Keeffe called Plaza Blanca. She often painted there and we learned about it at...

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Santa Fe and Georgia O’Keeffe

We spent three days in Santa Fe, New Mexico and one of the highlights for me was visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe museum there. I’ve always admired her and love her work. She was so innovative with her color and spare images. She left New York and moved to...

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Why seniors shouldn’t do selfies ….

We had a really great time in Albuquerque. On the morning this awesome photo was taken we had just gone on a bike ride along the Rio Grande. We got out early, before the heat and it was a lovely ride. We spent most of our time here just hanging around Old...

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