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Monthly Archive for May, 2006

What’s in a name?

If you’ve been keeping up with our trip, you know that we’ve visited some really great places over the last two weeks….it has certainly been a dream come true for me. Today was basically a day of reflection as we drove the nine plus hours across flat, flat, flat South Dakota and Minnesota. I’m NOT […]

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Dreams fulfilled

On days like today I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Fulfilling a life long dream like visiting Mount Rushmore brought me to tears today. Tears of joy! Walking through the exhibition hall and reading the history…and closing my eyes briefly and placing myself back in time…Looking at the four faces […]

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Deadwood in spring?

With the wide variety of weather patterns and temperatures we have experienced this last week, why would I expect anything different today? Maybe I need to start watching the weather channel. At least today I was smart enough to wear long pants. We started out from Scottsbluff, NE with mild temperatures (I’m guessing in the […]

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Colorado Rockies

Oh my God, what a roller coaster ride thru Colorado today….and when I say ‘Roller Coaster” I mean that in a good way. Thrilling, breath-taking, exhilirating, taking unexpected twists and turns. If it’s a really great roller coaster, you immediately want to get back in line and do it again. Well that’s the way to […]

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God’s Country

Everyone has heard the reference to “God’s country” before. I know I have made the reference several times myself…the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mtn National Park, and any number of other places I have been fortunate enough to visit. Well today’s ride from Phoenix to Durango CO was another ride thru “God’s Country”….ironic that today is […]

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South Mountain

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekend in Phoenix, I never thought we would find a chance to escape away by ourselves. I guess if you want it bad enough you make the time, right?
Don’t get me wrong, the weekend “event” that we came to Phoenix for was great. We met lots of […]

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As I promised in previous entry, here is a link to Sabino Canyon II – JP’s photos.
And here is one of my favorites as a preview. Now back to the pool for me!

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Sabino Canyon…I made it!

Today was a monumental day for me. I’m not really an emotional guy…I tend to keep that stuff to myself.
Today will be the exception, because today was a great day for me.
Since we had some time to burn today, we decided to re-visit Sabino Canyon in Tucson.
We previously visited this spectacular canyon back in 2003. […]

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Across the Desert

After yesterday’s five state adventure, today was going to be an easy ride, right? Well, almost.
We only had two states to cover today..New Mexico and Arizona. And really, we started out 1/2 way across New Mexico and only needed to get to Tuscon…and I wasn’t even driving.
But damn it was hot. And boy these states […]

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ALLSTATE, ARE YOU THERE?

I started this morning’s ride from Missouri with about 15 ideas for a blog entry. I was taking snappy photos and making mental notes of all the witty things I wanted to blog about…and then the storm hit, the Jeep got damaged, and the only thing on my mind was filing an insurance claim. So […]

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