Tag Archives: Texas

Beautiful Day to Travel on Interstate 40 through New Mexico – Albuquerque Was Our Next Stop – All Was Well until It Wasn’t – The Jeep Would Not Start – AAA to the Rescue – But Our Trouble Was Not Over Yet –

Steve and I have been traveling since April 17. We headed north for Flagstaff, Arizona, and it was cold. We continued west to Holbrook, Arizona, and it was cold. We should have expected it, but we didn’t. We were uncomfortably … Continue reading

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Cloudy Texas Skies – Today – Last Night Lightning Lit the Sky – Thunder Pounded Our Ears – Winds Rocked our Coach – Pet Bichon Frise Chelsea Slept through the Storm –

Cloudy is the theme for the day after the storm, and this thick cloud cover is welcome. Cool and calm. Moist but not wet. I like it. Beauty sleep must not be interrupted, so Chelsea snoozed through the entire storm last … Continue reading

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Walking Along the Canal Making Plans to Begin Our Journey – We Must Get Serious – I Should Be Booking Our Stops –

Walking Chelsea, our pet Bichon Frise, along the canal in the morning, we contemplated how we were going to begin our RV adventure. Which direction should we take, north to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and then to South Dakota, … Continue reading

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Baked Irish Soda Bread to Have with Lunch Today – I Switched One Ingredient – from Wheat to Gluten-free Flour – The Conversion Was a Success – This Recipe for Irish Soda Bread with Raisins Comes from simplyrecipes.com –

Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite quick breads. I made it for the first time in Texas. I found the recipe at simplyrecipes.com. Now I used the same recipe to make this bread, but I substituted Jule’s gluten-free all-purpose flour for … Continue reading

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I’m Glad to Help with Gardening – The Work Is Overwhelming until We Get Caught Up – I’m Not Used to Being This Busy – Steve Never Slows Down – He Hated Waiting for His Hip to Heal So He Could Start Back to Work – Gardening Is Temporary Work for Me – SMILE – I Can’t Wait to Take It Easy Again –

There he is trimming the Blue Fan Palm again. After he spent three hours on the palm, he cut up the Little John bush the cactus killed as it crashed to the ground. Multiplication is Steve’s best mathematical skill. He multiplies his … Continue reading

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New Environment

I was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and spent much of my young adult life in southeastern Michigan, gazing at the expansive, flat fields of wheat and corn. From there I made a pit stop in Nashville, Tennessee, experiencing the … Continue reading

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