Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 21, 2013 – Goodyear and Debbie’s Brother, David

While walking the campground this morning, we had two interesting photo ops.  The first was a bank of low-lying clouds in a mountain valley several miles north of Goodyear in an otherwise nearly clear sky. The second were four Inca … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 – Arizona State Capitol

We toured the last home for Arizona’s Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912.  Initially all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse.  As the state expanded the legislative and executive … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM to Goodyear, AZ

The sunrise this morning was clearly spectacular! Shortly after leaving our campground, we were directed through a A bit further down the road, we spotted three cars of Border Patrol officers just finishing their investigation of a car with one … Continue reading

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December 18, 2013 – Austin, TX to Fort Stockton, TX to Las Cruces, NM

We awoke to a cool predawn sky with the moon still high in the sky. Driving across west Texas can become pretty boring unless you take the time to observe the exceptions to the muted green and brown and arid … Continue reading

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December 17, 2013 – Austin, TX to Fort Stockton, TX

Yes, there was the wildlife.  Aside from the predictable cattle, free ranging antelope and the occasional horses, typically grazing by aging mobile home, we were entertained by a family of and were surprised by the dozens of goats farms.   … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013 – Texas State Capitol – LBJ Presidential Library & Museum

Looking for a parking garage near the Texas State Capitol, yours truly instructed his wife, who was driving, our Jeep, to take a right only to find we were headed down a one-way street in the wrong direction.  A quick … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 – Beaumont, TX to Austin, TX … Mike Kelly and Family

We left Beaumont under a beautiful, sunny morning and headed toward Houston. From the time we left Beaumont our motor home was regularly buffeted by a brisk northern cross-wind which had US and Texas state flags standing out. Along our … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013 – Beaumont, TX – 71 Today

Today we stayed put at our campground in Beaumont.  Debbie was able to get some laundry done and I had a number of routine maintenance checks; during which I slipped on some wet mud.  The next thing I knew, my … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 – Baton Rouge, LA to Beaumont, TX

Shortly after leaving Baton Rouge this morning, we exceeded 50,000 miles on the road since we began RVing in late 2009. Heading west along I-12 we entered the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (“Atchafalaya” an American-Indian word, pronounced, uh-CHA-fuh-lie-uh) means long … Continue reading

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December 12, 2013 – Louisiana’s State Capitol

The drive from Jackson to Baton Rouge was blissfully uneventful.  While the scenery was mundane, and could have been anywhere in the east, the roads were good, traffic light and weather sunny. After settling in at a nearly empty equestrian … Continue reading

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