Thisawayz and Thatawayz

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

Month: April 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

Chelsea Lately – a show for young blonde hotties and other cattle

I’ve watched Chelsea Handler’s late night show off and on for years. I enjoy her snarky comedy, even though it can go quite mean. My brother was in LA for a few days so I got four tickets and we piled into his tiny Fiat rental car. We ended up getting to NBC a little […]

Be careful what you wish for – all roller coasters are not created equal

This is the park we were all waiting for. Cairo had flown down to meet us in LA for her semester break, and we’d spent the last few days at Disney and Universal, where the rides are fun, but we wanted more! We knew Six Flags Magic Mountain was more of a thrill ride park […]

Talk about making your dreams a reality!

I’ve had these recurring nightmares throughout my life: Showing up to school on a holiday and having the teacher make me stay – sometimes I show up without clothes, but that’s always on a regular school day, when I can feel the utter horror. Sailing off the end of a bridge or cliff. Showing up […]

If the Trailer’s rocking don’t come knocking!

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” ~ Jack Kerouac We’ve been sitting here in the Cottonwood Springs BLM lands just south of Joshua Tree National Park for the last three days. It’s not a place whose beauty can easily be seen in a photo. It’s dusty, beige, sandy and scrub brush, on a […]

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

The first time I ever heard of the Salton Sea, was in the movie of the same name, starring Val Kilmer. He plays a speed freak addicted to meth, who is also an informant for two corrupt cops. The story seems all over the place and it’s hard to fit it together until finally you […]

On the fringe, and off the grid — Slab City, CA

Slab City or The Slabs started off in 1942 as a Marine Corp base named Camp Dunlap, but was dismantled in 1956. Some years later a chemical company in Oakland, California hired 20 men to harvest creosote leaves near Niland. Some of the workers moved closer to their work by living in small trailers at the […]

Sand in her eyes – a gift from the Algodones Dunes

The first sign that we were getting close to the Mexican border was the border patrol station stopping and checking all traffic driving north. We were on our way south so we just zoomed on by, passing by a huge ugly behemoth of a mine, and then suddenly coming upon the most beautiful scene of […]

Adios Phoenix! So long and thanks for the ladder!

This is a list of the places we visited while in Phoenix that I didn’t blog about (all the photos on this page are from Old Town Scottsdale): From Wikipedia: The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and as having “plenty of late night partying and a […]

Kiss my Lone Butte!

We needed to check out of our RV park by 11am, so we opted to drive down to the Lone Butte Casino in Chandler, AZ and spend the evening there. This is where my parents stay every time they come to Phoenix. We had originally planned to dry camp here for the week but when the temperature […]

Up the Apache Trail

“The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have. To me, it is the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely beautiful.” — President Theodore Roosevelt The oldest highway in the US, the Apache […]

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