Thursday, October 28, 2010

Watched cotton harvest by machine. One machine picked and dumped into a hopper. Hopper dumped into a baler. Stubble cropped short.
Toured shops in Mesilla, old town, lunch at La Posta (old roadhouse), Billy The Kid convicted to hang. He escaped enroute, later shot.
Las Cruces, NM. My travelling companions had a tire incident that bent an axle. Here until at least Sat morn for repair. Sightseeing.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beautiful orange and pink sunset last night. Quails and doves every am here. Visited HS friend. On the road (I-10) toward Kerrville, Texas today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saw my first Javelinas today. 3 adults and 2 teenagers came into a friends yard here in Tucson. Also birds and bunnies and a horned toad.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Staying in Catalina State park in Tucson vicinity. We are close to an urban area, but feels like wilderness here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Drove across the London Bridge today and thru some spectacular rock formations, spikey mtns and pinnacles. Am in Quartzsite, AZ.

Monday, October 18, 2010

An AWESOME drive today from Beatty to Lake Mead. Many upturned striated colorful mtns, thunderheads, Joshua trees and canyonlands.
A tarantula marched past the RV's here in Beatty last. Was told they are migrating. Fascinating to watch as it walked and even jumped.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Forgot to post my drive up Pyramid Hwy thru painted hills to beautiful blue Pyramid Lake last week. I love that drive.
The Vince Gill concert last night was great! Left this morning toward Tucson, AZ with Oregon friends. In Beatty, NV with lightning storm.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chet at Tunnel viewpoint when entering the park.

Bridal Veil Falls and me at Olmstead Point looking back into the park on the Tioga Pass road to Lee Vining.
My brother and Chet at Olmstead Point. Half Dome in the background.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Olmstead Point overlooking valley and Half Dome from Tioga Pass road.
At El Capitan in Yosemite heading toward the 395 via Lee Vining.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Left CA coast via hwy 33 over Pine Mtn summit (5166'), thru canyon country, oil fields (many), nut orchards, grapes and large dairies.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kayaking in Oxnard Harbor with my niece today.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cool and rainy in Oxnard, CA. Heat wave over. Visiting family.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

In ventura. Foggy. Ride over Sierras to Sonora. Road narrow, winding, scenic. Summit 9600+ feet. Hot in San Joaquin valley. Cool and comfy here.