Route 66 (week 3)

11/14We got up extra early and gassed the truck up then headed back down to Paton Center for Hummingbirds. We saw several new birds and hiked a short trail branching away from the center. At one point, I noticed a wren in a weird position in a bush. Turns out he’d gotten his tail feathers…

Route 66 (week 2)

11/7Since we were in Winslow, Arizona, we just had to stop by the “corner” dedicated to the song by the Eagles, “Take it Easy”. Pictures taken we headed to the Twin Arrows Trading Post ruins, then on to Flagstaff to gas up. From there we followed Historic Route 66 to Seligman, which lays claim to…

Finishing Route 66 (week 1)

NOTE: I have decided to start recording the various hotels, campgrounds and any other places we stay (except for friends and family) with prices and a sloppy rating system. This will help us in selecting overnights in the future – and maybe you, if you’re interested. 11/2We left home early to get a good start…

A Long Trip Home

This post is a little different. Since before November of 2020 my brother and his wife, who live in Tacoma, Washington, have been suffering from poor health, going from bad to worse. I wasn’t aware of how bad things had gotten until the day after Thanksgiving. I won’t go into the details, but by the…

Ohio

May 17 This morning we headed out to Ohio on the last leg of this journey. Along the way we visited the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Ohio. It is the only Superhero and comic book museum in the world preserving and covering the entire 80 year history of superheroes in comics, toys,…

Wisconsin

May 15 We made it a slow morning before heading out to our next campground. Once we’d secured our site we had lunch, then rested before driving to check out Necedah NWR. This was a very nice refuge. We made a few pull over stops and saw some sandhill cranes, and far off in the…