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
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
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?
Good leaders correctly size up situations and take swift decisive action. Our visit to Gettysburg National Military Park had a profound impact upon me. We stood on the rocky slope of a hill known as Little Round Top. From this vantage point we gained perspective of the immense battlefield. Like the large size of the … More Gettysburg — the Story of Little Round Top
You know you may be in a good Texas barbecue restaurant when . . . . . . the cowboys in line still have their spurs on their boots. . . . the aroma and sight of the food makes your mouth water. . . . a helicopter lands on the front lawn of the … More Barbecue Worth Flying For
Our hostess drove us around their Texas Game Ranch in their ATV. She pointed out signs (usually scat) of various animals living on the ranch. One large pile belonged to an Indian Antelope or Blackbuck. Since this large male is a regular on their ranch, they decided to name him, “Buddy.” Many Game Ranches in … More Does That Critter Belong in Texas?