When you live in a hot climate . . . And you don’t have many trees . . . You decorate as creatively as possiblewith what you have . . . Even if Santa turns out to be a bit prickly. Creative as these decorations are, I’m not certain I’d enjoy decorating cactuses if it … More Christmas in Phoenix, Arizona
Just before we disembarked from the Durango-Silverton train at Silverton, the conductor suggested a sandwich shop farther into town. Most of the hungry crowd followed his directions. I spotted a sign right beside the tracks advertising: Chicken Pot Pie Pasties among other goodies. Why follow the crowd when there’s good food right here? And it … More Silverton’s Sage Hen Cafe
The turkeys in the above photo were photographed in the wilds of the Texas hill country. The morning fog almost hid them from our view. How are you spending your Thanksgiving? Family is so very important to many of us that we clog our nations airports, bus terminals, railroad stations, and highways to be with … More Thanksgiving 2018
In addition to the beautiful views from the train, the camaraderie among passengers was one of the most enjoyable aspects of our trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We located our reserved seats on the right for the 8:00 a.m. train. When nearly all of the two-person bench seats were filled, an … More Seating Arrangements–Durango/Silverton Train
Something far more important than travel information occurs throughout the United States today. Today we have the opportunity—more than that—we have the duty to exercise our right to vote. “Taxation without representation,” one of the injustices that led to our Revolutionary War. Those soldiers fought and died to bring about our country’s independence. Their sacrifices … More VOTE!
The Durango-Silverton train’s passenger car swayed gently from side to side. I adjusted the notebook on my lap and continued to write. Bright sunshine slanted through the windows on the right side of the railroad car where I sat. A puff of smoke from the train’s engine blew through the open window. The acrid smell … More Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Hello Faithful Readers, Due to technical difficulties, posting has been delayed yet again. My photo albums have disappeared. I am working to retrieve them. A blog with a focus on travel is not particularly enjoyable without the photos. Thank you for your kind understanding and support while I work to resolve the situation. Until then … More Technical Difficulties
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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It is a saying that’s been around for long before I was born. (I looked up the age just to make sure.) I’ve lived much of my life with that maxim in mind. Usually it has saved me time and money. But when it comes to the advance of … More If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
We followed a trail and climbed to the top of Devil’s Den, a tumbled cluster of large boulders. It provided several good hiding places for Confederate soldiers to shoot at Union soldiers. Late afternoon sunshine burned my back. I looked directly across the wide valley named the Slaughter Pen by Confederate soldiers to the hill … More Are You Going the Wrong Way?