Muffin Top

We had to go to the city today. To remodel homes older than 1980, Vern was required by the state of Oregon to take a lead-based paint certification course. I went along to keep him company on the hundred-mile drive. Sticking to a "diet" while traveling is tough at best. How do you find something … Continue reading Muffin Top

Easter Basket Sun Shades and New Mexican Food

"Authentic New Mexican food?" the lady in line behind me with eight Easter baskets stacked in her cart, the kind made of colorful strips of bamboo, answered my request about local places to eat with a question. Vern and I had traveled through three states in two days and for a split second I forgot … Continue reading Easter Basket Sun Shades and New Mexican Food

Highlights from Santa Fe, New Mexico

From Moab, Utah we drove eight hours to Santa Fe, New Mexico where we lodged for the night at the beautiful home of a former railroad tycoon, the Madeline Inn. Built in 1866 the lovely Victorian Queen Anne building is surrounded by gardens, a courtyard, and is lavishly furnished with period pieces and some unusual … Continue reading Highlights from Santa Fe, New Mexico

Really Big Rocks in Moab, Utah

On day two of our Oregon to Texas travels, we stayed at the Castle View Inn, a bed and breakfast located off the beaten path, a short drive to Arches National Park. We're giving the inn a five star rating on Tripadvisor.com for its awe-inspiring vistas, charm, comfortable lodging, excellent breakfast, and the hospitality and … Continue reading Really Big Rocks in Moab, Utah

Surprises in Price, Utah

  Vern and I drove from West Valley City, Utah to Moab, Utah on day two of our Oregon to Texas adventure. On the way, we decided to stop in Price, Utah where some of Vern's mother's family--on her paternal side--the Price's, once had lived. We parked on Main Street and walked several blocks to … Continue reading Surprises in Price, Utah

Salt Lake City Observations

March 31, 2014 Today we headed for Moab, Utah to see one of America’s natural wonders, Arches National Park. We had no idea what to expect, but our son Ryan went through the area three years ago when he moved to Texas and gave it raving reviews. We're lodging at the Castle Valley Inn for … Continue reading Salt Lake City Observations

Don’t Drive Fly–Good Advice…Maybe (Formally, ‘Why Are you Driving to Texas?’)

Vern and I will be heading our silver Cadillac Seville down the road for a trip through six states. We're bound for Texas to see our first grandchild, a darling baby boy, and we're making a vacation out of it by including National monuments, National parks, amazing scenery, and beautifully decorated Bed and Breakfasts on … Continue reading Don’t Drive Fly–Good Advice…Maybe (Formally, ‘Why Are you Driving to Texas?’)