Grand Canyon, 2018

If you are thinking of visiting Grand Canyon National Park this year it may be too late. Kat and I camped at our favorite boondocking site on FR 302 just south of Tusayan the first week of April.  We built a campfire, poured the wine, and prepared dinner.  The next morning we savored coffee and […]

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National Parks: Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

You get two parks here for the price of one.  The desert is the northern half of the park; the stone forest is the southern.  Neither is exactly a national treasure, but both are interesting as well as auto accessible.  Right on the border between north and south stands a ’32 Studebaker marking the site […]

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Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona

I am probably chronologically older than 90% of my fellow Americans, and therefore I expect you kids to have some familiarity with that fine 70’s classic rock band The Eagles.  C’mon, you hear them today on the radio, and even in WalMart!  Take It Easy is one of their most accessible hits, involving a young […]

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Homolovi Ruins, Winslow, AZ

After Santa Rosa we took two days to pull the Sled 350 miles to Bluewater State Park near Prewitt, NM.  This is another lovely NM state campground even if at 7,500’ elevation.  We haven’t grown our mountain lungs – that requires a month to six weeks – and it doesn’t take much exertion to wear […]

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Oh, the Places We’ve Seen

It’s been a mostly quiet winter but we have put some miles between Kat’s Cradle and south Louisiana.   Bret and Allison have a new baby, Will, so we camped outside Bryan, TX for three weeks.  We did what we could to make a good first impression on a kid who is yet too young to […]

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A Wonderful Online Newspaper

Life on the Blue Highways carries a cost to its authors.  We are homeless, as we no longer have a hometown nor a daily newspaper to land with a WHUMP outside our door.  This troubled me for the first four years of our odyssey, and then … WHUMP … an ad popped up in a […]

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A Modest Suggestion on Gun Violence

17 good people were killed Wednesday in Parkland, FL.  CNN reports that the town, the school, the survivors and their families have damn well had enough of “thoughts and prayers”.   That’s not a solution.  Neither is blaming mental illness.  Easy access to military grade weapons strikes me as part of the problem, but there is […]

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