We had traveled east for days across the arid deserts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas doing our best to stay just ahead of distant rain squalls, thankfully only experiencing them in our rear view mirrors. Our primary mission – to escape the waves of flash flood producing storms drenching the western states by driving to […]Read more "“Back to the Basics” Luckenbach Texas"
Rain clouds were forming as we hiked up a 2′ wide canyon with 300′ walls on either side consisting of soft mud, we were deep inside flash flood country. If it started to rain hard we would have to run to stay ahead of a wall of water…. a flash flood. But the pups were […]Read more "Lost In A Mecca Hills Maze"
As we sit around the campfire basking in the light of the full moon we stare into the distance and watch the seemingly never ending river of lights that is Interstate 10. We are alone in the desert again. We have been camped at this site for two weeks now…. basically in the middle of nowhere. […]Read more "Summiting Chiriaco"
We continue to camp in my mom’s beautiful backyard in Thousand Oaks, California while my sister Jeanelle and Denise help with her recovery, daily physical therapy and overall well being. When you are almost 95 years young it takes a little longer to recover and she continues to improve, she’s a tough cookie. My duties […]Read more "The Golden Rolling Hills Of Southern California"
Whenever we visit Southern California we really enjoy exploring the hundreds of miles of backroads that wind through its coastal mountains. California’s southern coastline is a very unique environment indeed. It is an area of starkly contrasting landscapes ranging from rugged coastal mountains, world-famous beaches, rustic canyons, golden rolling hills, rich topsoil filled agricultural plains and of course […]Read more "Exploring California’s Southern Coast"
The title of this post refers to the direction we are traveling and the fact that the gas pedal is to the floor or all the way “down”….. as we are on a mission. We have decided to depart Alaska early this fall as my 94 year mom has been having health issues. She lives […]Read more "South Bound & Down"
These ARE the good old days! Since returning to Alaska and our home in Denali, we have reverted back to a more rooted lifestyle. Instead of roaming the western USA for months at a time we have enjoyed being in one place for a while and in many ways it has been an exceptional summer. Daily […]Read more "A Basecamp Summer"