Monthly Archives: March 2010

March 31, 2010 – Arizona and 16,000 Days

Today’s major milestone related to a journey which started 16,000 days ago, on June 10, 1966, the day Debbie and I were married … an incredible tribute to Debbie who has clearly earned her wings for her patience and likely … Continue reading

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March 30, 2010 – New Mexico Space Museum, Hubble and White Sands

Our first stop was the University of New Mexico Museum of Space History and its adjacent IMAX Theater where “Hubble” was being shown. The museum is surrounded by an impressive array of rockets (including the remnants of a V-2) and … Continue reading

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March 29, 2010 – Over the Mountain to Alamorgodo

Driving north from Carlsbad, we passed through Artesia, a small community with a formal and very attractive “downtown” with several western cowboy and other sculptures. Leaving the city, we drove through more relatively barren range land.  Ever so gradually, we … Continue reading

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March 28, 2010 – Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns

We left Alpine and headed toward New Mexico.  Our first town we passed through, Mafra which even had a city hall. Over the next 75 miles, we drive through Valentine (Pop. 217) which has a two-pump gas station, 12’x12′ post … Continue reading

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March 27, 2010 – Big Bend National Park

We spent the day exploring Big Bend National Park.  While neither of us had any preconceived notions of what to expect we were both blown away by the park’s size as well as its widely varying terrain, fauna and history.  … Continue reading

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March 26, 2010 – Junction to Alpine … Traveling through true rural America

The drive from San Antonio to Alpine, Texas took us from ten-lane highways, non-stop strip malls and bumper-to-bumper traffic first to a divided four-lane Interstate with sparse traffic (sometimes no more than one or two cars in sight) and nearly … Continue reading

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March 25, 2010 – Five Weeks

We’ve now been traveling for five weeks and are still getting along great! Leaving San Antonio we headed west through the “Hill Country” and climbing over 1,000 feet to Junction, TX where we are spending tonight at a campground along … Continue reading

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March 24, 2010 – The Inevitable Repairs

Two days ago when having an oil change we were advised the inside of our right front tire was coated with oil or grease. YUK! At first the suspicion was that it was a failed brake caliper in which event … Continue reading

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March 23, 2010 – San Antonio (The Alamo, River Walk, Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion)

San Antonio tops our list of cities we’ve visited on this trip!   Having coincidentally been wading through Mitchner’s “Texas”, much of the history he describes provided an excellent primer for knowing something about the city’s founding, its founders and original … Continue reading

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March 22, 2010 – San Antonio

After days of howling wind, we woke up to a clear and calm day.   While we’d like to have lingered in Port Aransas, it was time to move on  to San Antonio.  Corpus Christi was unimpressive, although we were really … Continue reading

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