Day Six. Heading home.

Relatively short drive of 400 miles. Ended up in a very cold Richfield, Utah.

I find the small brick houses of Cedar City, St. George, and Richfield infinitely unique and inspiring.

Nature incredibly entertained us, however, with her beauty.


We have never been so fortunate to travel at any time other than the summer.

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Fifth-day: Grandsons

Kai and Logan are fifteen years old now. As old as most of my students. And like my students, they are on phones or video games all the time!

img_56541They are absolutely delightful, tho’. And growing up so quickly!

img_56591Tristan, my eldest son, is a natural-born chef and wowed us with a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. His lovely wife, Ashley, created a fantastic truffle-espresso pie with whipped cream and chocolate shavings which was to die for. This meal, folks, was worth 2000+ miles!

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Day, the Fourth

In which we choose a realtor, view four houses, and dash up to Denver in a snow storm!

img_56101Great house, but we noticed a listing to the east, as there is a crack in the foundation.

img_56181This house had a chicken coop and a finished basement. However, since Jim’s head touched the ceiling, we figured our three sons wouldn’t be able to stand up down there.

Our four dogs by this time had traveled almost 2000 miles and deserved a treat:

img_55951A trip to the Pueblo Dog Park, and…Snow for the first time!!!

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Day Three: Getting to know the Hoods.

Shoe  shine stand inside Historic Bank Building, Main Street, Pueblo.


Lovely bench, carved and upholstered.


Some other interesting features…




That was all Main Street.




Beautiful houses.


I want them all!


City park with Craftsman Bungalows all around it. I like this town!


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Day Two. Pueblo, CO.


Always something when I go through New Mexico! Either a train wreck with box cars shooting everywhere or, like today, a gigantic car fire on the I-25. What I’d like to understand better is why two Tribal cars got there before the two fire-engine?


img_55691I was very happy to see a plethora of these guys before entering Pueblo. Another long driving day. We drove as the sun was rising and got to Colorado as the sun was setting. Another nice swim (a clean pool today) and ordered Chinese Take-Out delivered to the hotel.

img_55481Rain this morning and a prediction of snow! Our four dogs, who’ve never been on a trip, are loving it! Each hotel has given us 2 Queen-sized beds, and they think they own them. Gretchen saw a rabbit tonight. Tomorrow: realtor, look at houses, dog park. G’night!

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Standing On a Corner in Winslow, Arizona…Day One

img_55411Dogs on a Road trip. This is Seligman, Arizona, where we stopped to feed and water all of us. Long trip, today, 10 hours of driving! We left Camarillo at 0600 and finally got to Winslow at 6pm.

Song for the day:



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Song of the Open Road…because.

AFOOT and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose. minnesota 004
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune—I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,          
Strong and content, I travel the open road.
The earth—that is sufficient;

Thank you Walt Whitman

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