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Petrified & Painted

I think I might have said this before… So at this point my original itinerary has long been since discarded. I more or less figure out my next destination a day or two in advance. After those cold and windy nights at the early part of my journey, I seem to let the forecast (and…

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The Cosmos & Cliff Dwellings

“Standing on the moonWith nothing else to doA lovely view of heavenBut I’d rather be with you” – The Grateful Dead On the Road Again Following my stay in the Coronado, I headed north to my next destination, the Gila National Forest where I would visit ancient cliff dwellings, and spend a few nights stargazing…

Wall of Hoodoo

“I dial it in and tune the stationThey talk about the u.s. inflationI understand just a littleNo comprende–it’s a riddle.” – Wall of Voodoo Act One… maybe a bit philosophical Cruising down the I-10 from El Paso, through the Chihuahuan, I got the music cranking, and Subee and I feel like Easy Rider driving through…

Into The Desert We Rode

“Well I’m not a scientist. But I know all things begin and end in eternity.” – Thomas Jones Newton Onto Alamogordo It has been over a week since my visit to the White Sands National Monument, and I am know in the Gila National Forest, at the Cosmic Campground. The cell phone signal is excellent…

The Storm In The Mountain!

The Drive to Las Cruces After four days, off the grid, in the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, I headed west to the Organ Mountains. Leaving behind the high winds, and a run in with some cattle, it was time to see what challenge awaits me elsewhere. However, first things first, I needed a margarita,…

Of Wind And Cattle

Cruising Through the Chihuahuan After Roswell, New Mexico, I headed just southwest of Carlsbad, to the Guadalupe Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest. Rising from the second largest desert in the United States, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Guadalupe Mountains span from west Texas to southeastern New Mexico with Guadalupe Peak being the tallest at 8,751…

Greetings From…

Aguirre Springs Campground! This is just a quick update. I arrived at Aguirre Springs Campground around noon. Good thing I did because I have a beautiful site and it’s beginning to fill up with campers (mostly RVs). So this place is really not off the grid. The main reason I came here was to, ummmmm,…

The Roswell Incident…

… and the Voyage of the Kon-Tiki I am five days removed from Roswell, New Mexico, and just getting time to sit down and catch up on my writing. However it might be more than five days before you see this post because there is sporadic cell phone signal here. I am currently southwest of…

24 Hours in Muleshoe

Where? 120 miles southwest of Amarillo, by car, is the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. It is located in the central flyway for migratory birds. For approximately six months out of the year the refuge is the wintering home of sandhill cranes. Muleshoe NWR, founded in 1935, happens to be the oldest national wildlife refuge in…

First Stop, Cadillac Ranch…

Cadillac Ranch

“You’re my last love you’re my last chanceDon’t let ’em take me to the Cadillac ranch” – Bruce Springsteen The grueling 1,953 mile drive form Boston is now over. The next month or so I will be traveling New Mexico, and Arizona. I will be heading to the Gila National Forest, White Sands National Monument,…

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