Spring Is Here!

I remained in the Tucson area through March and into mid-April. The weather continued to be pleasant – cool enough at night and comfortably warm during the day. I am able to hike on some nearby trails that aren’t busy on weekdays. Other than that, I stay at home and only go to the grocery store as needed. Read More

How quickly things can change

As I ended my last blog post it was late February, and I was on my way to Kofa National Wildlife Refuge to gather with friends. At that time, life still seemed pretty normal.  Kofa was beautiful, plants were blooming, and it was wonderful to see everyone. Read More

Tucson to Yuma

At the end of January, I departed Portal, AZ and headed to Tucson. I had a long list of things I needed to do in the city – shopping, haircut, laundry, etc. I also did a couple hikes in Saguaro National Park. Saguaro NP is a real treasure right at the edge of the city with some beautiful hiking trails. Read More

A New Year Begins – Portal, AZ

As 2020 rolled in, I continued my position as a volunteer host at the Cave Creek Canyon Visitor Information Center (VIC) in Portal, AZ. During the last few days of December there were several inches of snow in the canyon and more in the mountains. It made for some very scenic vistas.  Read More

Wrapping Up A Great 2019

After leaving Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico, I worked my way to Tucson, where I attended the Loft Film Fest for the second time.  I loved it last year, and this year was also wonderful. They showed somewhere around 50 independent and international films from various genres. Read More

Bosque del Apache NWR

From the Balloon Fiesta, I headed to the village of San Antonio, about 20 miles south of Socorro, NM. I wanted to spend a few days at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, which is a wintering grounds for thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, Ross’ Geese and other waterfowl.  Read More

From Buena Vista, CO I headed south on Hwy 285 to Albuquerque, NM for the Balloon Fiesta. Attending the Fiesta has been on my bucket list for several years. Sales of RV camping passes begin the week after the fiesta ends; and they sell out quickly. Read More

Buena Vista, Colorado

Lost Lake Trail

I wanted to stay in Buena Vista awhile longer to visit with my friends, who workamp at an RV park there. We did a few hikes and other stuff. There is a very pretty trail near Cottonwood Pass that Joyce and I hiked three times. Read More

Colorado July 2019

On July 9, I traveled to Westcliffe for the annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival. This lovely small town is situated in the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley. The valley is between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west.  Read More

Colorado Summer

From Mexican Hat, Utah I made my way to southwestern Colorado, spending time in the Durango-Pagosa Springs and Creede areas. I was in Pagosa Springs to attend the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival. Read More