"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Bilbo Baggins

Month: May 2019

The Desert in Bloom

It is Spring in the Sonoran Desert, and the plants are alive with color.  The rain we had this past winter has created an explosion of color.  So I thought we souled dedicate a blog to the simple enjoyment of the color and beauty of the desert.  Not many words to this story, just a

Kitt Peak

Tucson is known for many things, one of which is its dark skies.  Not only are the surrounding areas of Tucson extremely dark at night, the city has taken special efforts to make sure that nighttime lighting in the city does not destroy the pristine dark sky stargazing of the Sonoran Desert.  This past month

Hill Country: Texas Part 4

Our return trip home was all about wild flowers. We have heard all about the famous Texas Bluebonnets in the Hill Country of Texas.  So we made an easy detour to the Fredericksburg/Kerrville area off Interstate 10 and stayed a few days to see what we could see. We spent a few days in Fredericksburg as

Rio Grande Valley: Texas Part 3

The whole reason for us to go to Texas was to see Jennifer’s Dad and Judy.  All our little diversions on the way there and on the way back were just that, side trips on the way to our true destination, the Rio Grande Valley. Those of you not familiar with the Valley, it is an

Big Bend: Texas Part 2

Our main location for this leg of our journey was Big Bend National Park.  Like Fort Davis, Big Bend had been on our “someday” list for quite a while.  With its remote location, limited RV parking and hot weather, this needed to be a specific trip.  Once again, someday was April 2019.  We drove down

Fort Davis: Texas Part 1

Seems like it has been forever since we were out on the road in our motorhome.  April was the month to rectify it.  We wanted to visit Jennifer’s dad and wife down in the Rio Grande Valley.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, it is very difficult to get much further south in