Plan….. Oh hell, I’ve lost count

I’m back in Asheville once again. As the Tin Man said to the Scarecrow, “That’s you all over.” I sold Murphy for a mere pittance. Thanks and g’bye Murphy, ol’ girl. It was fun while it lasted. The sticking point for me was that in the weeks I had it on craigslist, and lowering the price nearly every day, Murphy was running perfectly. Beautifully. The … Continue reading Plan….. Oh hell, I’ve lost count

Oh, it is Grand, indeed

It rained hard in Flagstaff, Arizona the night before we drove north. About an hour drive from there. You find a place to park. You try to figure out which direction to go. You finally get it figured out, you walk around the bend and then…… …..your breath is taken away. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. And of course I cried like a baby. Mind-boggling beauty does … Continue reading Oh, it is Grand, indeed

Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater

Whew! What a day!  So, from Carlsbad Caverns we drove to Albuquerque where we spent the night in a random parking lot.  We didn’t see much of Albuquerque.  It seemed like a very sprawled out city.  Anyway, then we drove to a KOA campground in Holbrook, Arizona.   Nice scenery along the way.       The Grand Canyon State has a whole lot more … Continue reading Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

….aka Enchanted Fairyland.  No kidding, this place is mind blowing. But first, to catch you up, we left Austin late in the afternoon and headed west/northwest and spent the night in an exceptionally noisy truckstop in Absolutely Nowhere, Texas and saw this lovely sunset along the way. The next morning, we discovered that Texas doesn’t have green tree tubes, it has rock tubes.   Pretty … Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico