Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

OMG! What is this place?!

It’s like the Costco of gas stations. They have every kind of crazy junk food, lunch items, clothes, jewelry, knick knacks, housewares, all kinds of pickles, a whole wall of coffee, slush and pop machines. Outside they have 134 gas pumps, 4 carwash and 19 vacuum lanes! When they say everything is bigger in Texas, […]

Cycling the San Antonio River Walk

We had a wonderful cycle along the river walk this morning. Miles and miles of gorgeous countryside connecting the Alamo to four missions. Definitely the best way to see them. The trail along the river is ten miles each way, with offshoots of just under a mile to most of the missions, it makes for […]

Cinco de Cairo is a great day to be in San Antonio!

In my family, we call the 5th of May Cinco de Cairo. It’s the day my daughter, Cairo was born, so it’s a natural match for us. Today we were not with her, but instead we’re in San Antonio, and there was a lot going on. We wandered around the downtown river walk during the […]

Sleeping with the band in San Antonio!

Our neighbours tonight at Casa Walmart are the Relampaguitos, a travelling band, from Mexico. From their site: With the aim of keeping northern music alive, Relampaguitos was born, a group from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Rescuing the original sound and style made famous by Los Relámpagos del Norte in the sixties and making it known to […]

Quest for the Dump Station

This sign at the Sunland Park & Casino makes Harold and I think of a mythic adventure puzzle game. “Thru the woods and over the vale where the mighty horsemen stomp and hale. Strong of mind and good of heart, else your head and body will part. Answer the age old questions of three, and […]

I am the wind, he is the wall

The man in the RV next to us sweeps the sand from his pad three times a day. Morning, noon, and night, on a schedule. What I see as a lovely encroachment of the beach melding the two of us together, he sees as a mess that needs to be pushed back. I said to […]

Lana Del Rey sings to me in Playa del Rey

  “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality. Just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”  -Lana del Rey  

Anza Borrego wants me dead

The desert wants me dead. The wind blows in , and my synapses go crazy. Last year had me fainting and falling into walls til I was sure I was having a stroke. Doctor took one look in my ears and told me I had water in there. “Spring super bloom causes this!” he said. […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Co

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is in southern Colorado, 1.5 hours south of Salida, CO, where we are staying. It contains the tallest dunes in North America. Established September 13, 2004, it just celebrated it’s 12th birthday. It’s a small park, made up mostly of the dunes and creek and beach that lay […]

La Push, Washington – the land of werewolves and vampires

My daughter was the perfect age to be caught up in the whole Twilight craze. As a young teen, they were her introduction to the realm of young adult horror and fantasy fiction. She read all the books, and saw all the movies. She was there on the upswing when Twilight was the most wonderful thing […]

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