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Las Vegas, New Mexico…

BREEZING THROUGH LAS VEGAS. Today is our second short stop in the little historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. We were here briefly in October of 2014, when we were in the area to explore Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands National Park and all the UFO sites in Roswell, New Mexico. This time we’ll just be here … Continue reading »

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Driving through Colorado into New Mexico…

KANSAS IS BEHIND US.  Kansas is behind us and as we enter Colorado we find ourselves in a vast and sparsely populated area called  the Comanche National Grassland. In the distance we see the snow covered mountains around Denver and we’re glad that we made the decision to change our route and avoid the severe weather … Continue reading »

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Bandera, Texas: Cowboy Capital of the World…

JANUARY 24, 2015 After lunch at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville today, we decided to drive 25 miles down the road and check out the town of Bandera. COWBOY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. In a rugged county filled with hills, rivers, and a sprawling lake, the town of Bandera holds a really big … Continue reading »

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Kerrville’s Museum of Western Art…

NOVEMBER 6, 2014. Today was the day for our visit to the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, “our hometown for the Winter.” (Typically, RV’ers who spend the winter in a warm climate state are called “Snowbirds.” In Texas, however, we’re called “Winter Texans.” Why? Don’t know. Doesn’t matter. Just interesting. Even though I’ve got … Continue reading »

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Las Vegas, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 4, 2014. NEW MEXICO HAS A LAS VEGAS, TOO. It’s a little town about 65 miles east of Santa Fe, and it’s as far as we were able to drive today from our last stop in Colorado Springs. The town is separated by the Gallinas River into two sections. The west part of the … Continue reading »

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Cheyenne, Wyoming…

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014. CHEYENNE, WYOMING is the cow capital of Wyoming. It all began when the Union Pacific Railroad selected it as a company townsite in 1867.  Settlers rushed in even before the railroad began to sell building plots. Within a matter of months, the population was 4,000, and thousands of tents, shacks, dugouts, and … Continue reading »

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Casper, Wyoming…

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014. CASPER, WYOMING is about 300 miles down the road from Billings. We made it all the way there today…quite a day’s drive for us. Another “new” state and another sticker goes on our United States map. I’ll take a picture of it and post it soon…we’re definitely making progress on our trip … Continue reading »

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Billings, Montana…

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 We’re spending about a week in Billings. Even though we’re now anxious to make our way to Texas, there are things I’ve been postponing and I simply must spend some time and get them done. I need to finish our tax returns and deal with some paperwork to get insurance reimbursement for … Continue reading »

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Vale, Oregon…

JULY 5, 2014. VALE IS A TINY WESTERN TOWN on the extreme eastern side of Oregon, only about 15 miles from the border with Idaho. The population is less than 2,000. Rodeo is “where it’s at” in Vale and we stumbled upon this town on the final night of the annual Vale Rodeo. What luck! … Continue reading »

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Bub Warren…Western saddle maker.

JULY 2, 2014. REDMOND, OREGON. This was a really special day! As most of you know, I’m taking this Journey as much to meet folks as I am to see places. Today I got to meet a really special man. Here’s how it happened: We had taken our RV to a detail shop to have … Continue reading »

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Tombstone, Arizona

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 Tombstone is an historic Wild-West town located about 25 miles from Benson. It’s a straight shot down highway 80 and doesn’t take any time at all to get there. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West.  The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during … Continue reading »

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Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona…

The hotel… For Thanksgiving dinner, we drove to the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. Construction of the hotel began in 1898 and was completed in 1902. It was the product of a booming mining camp called Bisbee. Once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, it is now a beautiful, quiet getaway. The … Continue reading »

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Benson, Arizona

NOVEMBER 21, 2013. Benson is a tiny town in Arizona near Bisbee and  Tombstone. There isn’t a lot to do in Benson, but we stayed there at the St. David RV Park so we would have easy driving access to the places we wanted to visit in the area. St. David is a Western Horizons … Continue reading »

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