Archive for October, 2011

Los Angeles comes through with some kind of crazy

| October 30, 2011 | 4 Comments
Los Angeles  comes through with some kind of crazy

We all have problems. Things happen to all of us. I’m no different. I have my issues. For instance, every car I’ve owned with power windows – at least two windows stop working. And always the driver’s side window is the first to go. Same thing with the rear view mirror. If it’s attached directly […]

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La La Land

| October 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
La La Land

We drove I-40 to Barstow, CA and then headed down to Los Angeles. I didn’t take pics of the drive, time didn’t permit it. But, it’s really an awesome drive near the AZ/CA border. You come around this bend and drive into a canyon between two small mountains. Huge wind turbines sit atop of the […]

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Here it is!

| October 25, 2011 | 8 Comments
Here it is!

It was a dark and stormy day, on the other side of the freeway. Over there. That’s the thing about driving in the desert – a storm can be all the way over there, and it’s no big deal because… it’s over there. We did feel a few drops, but that’s about it. I had […]

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World’s Largest Petrified Tree

| October 24, 2011 | 2 Comments
World’s Largest Petrified Tree

That’s what the billboard said. The billboard is on I-40 after you cross the border into Arizona from New Mexico. I-40 is the interstate highway that effectively replaced old Route 66 – where one could get one’s kicks. Route 66 still does exist and some maps have started to include it. I entertained the idea […]

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Wandering around Taos

| October 21, 2011 | 3 Comments
Wandering around Taos

The queen wanted to head over to La Lana Wools, a knit shop across the street from the Wool Fest. To get back to the main street, you walk through this portal in a wall that is erected along the street. It’s interesting to see the people walk by, some look to see what’s on […]

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The Wool Festival at Taos

| October 20, 2011 | 5 Comments
The Wool Festival at Taos

Taos is a wonderful place to visit for no other reason than just to visit. On this trip, hi-ever, we added it to the itinerary for a very specific reason- The Wool Festival. The queen so enjoyed the Wool Festival on our last visit, she wanted to return. See this face… This is the face […]

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Taos Inn – Dining, Cocktails, Curios

| October 18, 2011 | 4 Comments
Taos Inn – Dining, Cocktails, Curios

When making reservations for Taos, our first choice was Casa Gallina. We stayed there on our first trip to Taos in 2006. Total bliss. Alas, ’twas not to be for there was no room at that inn. Why, you ask? Oh, silly you. Silly, goofy, precious you. It was the weekend of the Wool Festival, […]

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Sante Fe National Forest

| October 18, 2011 | 5 Comments
Sante Fe National Forest

After knocking off the Cadillac Ranch from the roadside attraction bucket list, it was time to push on to the first city of our itinerary. Taos is about a 16 hour drive from Houston. By the time we hit the Santa Fe National Forest, we were already on the road for 15 hours (given pee […]

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Cadillac Ranch

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments
Cadillac Ranch

We have just returned from an epic road trip that took us all over the western US. As such, we are taking the day to decompress from the luscious events of the last two weeks. I have been downloading trip pics whilst enjoying a glass of wine from the Temecula wine region of southern Californy. […]

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Portland

| October 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Portland

We are sitting in a Barstuck’s in Portland. Yes, I know there has to be a far groovier, independent coffee shops with tattooed baristas and patrons way too cool to drink corporate coffee. But alas, Barstuck’s is easy, familiar and we know they have wifi and plugs. Soon we will be meeting up with certain […]

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