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We left Kingman, ready to greet the day. Interstate 40 makes a big swing to the south then west then north again to get to Needles, CA, so I figured we’d go straight west to Laughlin, NV…a new state for Allie… then catch US 95 and take it south to I-40 west of Needles. But somewhere in Laughlin we crossed the river (the only river in miles is The River…the Colorado) and didn’t realize it. (more…)


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Allie and I had a wonderful supper last night at an Italian bistro in the middle of Williams. We enjoyed Zuppa Toscana and a scrumptious salad then headed back to the motel on the edge of town. We went to bed early, had trouble getting to sleep, slept a little, were awake a long time, repeat, repeat. Ack…not what we wanted before a big day. (more…)

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August 6, 2014

I’ve spent the last couple of days with my granddaughter Allie’s mom and her family in a suburb of Phoenix. The weather, as one would imagine, has been hard to adjust to especially after spending a few days at higher elevations. The hardest part for me is realizing just how hot it gets in a closed car when the outside temperature is 104. (more…)

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Excuse me, dear readers, while I answer the morning’s email:

Dear Louise, I wish that you were riding shotgun! By the time I left VA (while you were gallivanting on the other side of the world), I could have filled a small bus with all the people who wanted to join me on this trip! Thanks for the wonderful pictures of Texas…I’ve been to several of those places. One thing they left out is the awesome margaritas in Texas. Just sayin’…Love, Thelma. (more…)

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Once again I set off under what my friend Donna calls “messy skies”. I love her description: the wide sky is like a double page in a children’s book on weather, showing every kind of cloud formation there is.  This is the monsoon season in the desert southwest and it seems the higher you are, the more rain there is likely to be. But I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)

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I drifted off to sleep last night to the sound of gentle rain and woke to cooler temps and lighter clouds. Donna and I found another place for breakfast and enjoyed one more scrumptious meal. Checkout from the inn, which had no vacancies for tonight, confirmed my tentative plans to continue up the road after breakfast. (more…)

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It is a good thing my blogging friend called me before she arrived at the hotel, as I hadn’t slept well and was finally sleeping soundly at 7:15. Then the hot water refused to make its presence known, so I got half a shower…one half of my hair wet, the other half dry. Despite the rocky start, the rest of the day was memorable. (more…)

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