Albuquerque, Petroglyphs and Trinity Site.

April 3-7, 2019 We always try to find interesting stopping points along our route. This time we picked Albuquerque, which we had visited as a day trip, when we stayed on previous trips in Santa Fe. Albuquerque is also a convenient stopping point on I40 as we head home. The city is in close proximity … Continue reading Albuquerque, Petroglyphs and Trinity Site.

Las Vegas and Lake Mead, Nevada

March 24- April 2 We have visited Las Vegas many times but this visit was a first in many ways. First time we are here with Leo not in a business capacity and first time here with our motorcoach. We arrived at the Las Vegas Motorcoach resort and our first impression was that we were … Continue reading Las Vegas and Lake Mead, Nevada

Death Valley, California

  March 20-24 The word death conjures up a lot of images mostly of the unknown, and that’s how I felt when Leo told me he wanted to visit Death Valley National Park. Those impressions quickly evaporated as we drove the six hours from Palms Springs and entered the park, what a beautiful landscape met … Continue reading Death Valley, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

March 17-18, 2019 Less than an hour’s drive from Palm Springs sits a very unique National Park. The Joshua Tree National Park, named for the iconic twisted trees, is truly a wonderful experience. We headed out early (highly recommended) because by 10AM, the entrances to the park have car lines that can reach more than … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park, California

Coachella Valley, Palm Oasis and Tahquitz Canyon

March 13-14, 2019 Leo and I planned our stay in Palm Springs with high expectations and hoping for good weather and I must say we have not been disappointed. Besides all the high life associated with this town, you also have a desert wonderland. The city sits in a valley surrounded by snow covered mountains … Continue reading Coachella Valley, Palm Oasis and Tahquitz Canyon

Crested Butte, Colorado

July 1-8, 2018 The last time we visited Crested Butte, was 23 years ago for a family ski vacation. Arriving here in the summer is a totally different experience. The mountains are covered with wild flowers and the green of the trees and blue skies are so vibrant that every picture one takes looks like … Continue reading Crested Butte, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

June 26 We really didn’t appreciate the vastness and uniqueness of this park until we drove into the visitor center and realized that there was another 20 miles of mostly uphill switchback roads ahead of us, reaching an elevation of over 8000 feet just to get to the ranger office where most of the hikes … Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado