Thisawayz and Thatawayz

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

Category: State Parks

Salt Lake City – a different kind of pilgrimage

The town of Wendover is split right down the center. The casino side is in Nevada, the seedier side is in Utah. We’re about a block from Nevada here. Harold just pointed out to me that we’re now in mountain time, but a block up the road it’s Pacific time. So which 10am did the […]

Tucson, AZ – Kartchner Caverns

On Saturday, we drove out to Kartchner Caverns State Park. I found out, belatedly, that it’s recommended to buy tickets in advance, but it worked to our benefit, since we got the last two tickets for the very next tour, instead of having to sit there waiting for our time. You pretty much can’t bring anything […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cycling: Whidbey, Fidalgo and San Juan Islands, WA

I joined a few Meetup groups from Seattle since they tend to do some thing up near here and I’m also interested in what they are doing down there. One of them doesn’t have a lot of events but when they do they are at least a weekend or longer, typically cycling, but also kayaking […]

Cycling: Silverton, OR – Petal Pedal Ride

For this weekend, we had to make a choice between going to George, WA for the Rock n Ride, or Silverton, OR, for the Petal Pedal. Both would require a hotel and were towns we’d not been to before, and both were close to wine country. Silverton was about 1.5hrs further, but it was all […]

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