"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, June 21, 2014

47 Days, 5700 Miles!


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The open road.  For me, there is nothing more entertaining than turning onto a new blue highway, looking off into the distance, and wondering what’s over that hill or down in that valley.  It’s not cheap entertainment, when you think about it, but I don’t figure you can put a price on memories.

That’s what we did the most of on this last journey.  Make more memories.  With no agenda of places to be other than the Utah gathering, we just sort of drifted around the Four Corners area of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

We found ourselves on US Hwy. 160 numerous times.  It wasn’t planned, but we traveled it both directions through different parts of four states.  We made loops, and returned to areas we had visited weeks before.  Just drifting.

Stopped for three nights in Mountain View, AR; visiting with friends from home.  The last five evenings on the road happened to be spent near a dam or some other body of water.  Wasn’t planned, just happened.  Arrived home on Tuesday, the 17th.

We had been thinking about fresh seafood as we neared home.  It didn’t take much encouragement from the kids for all of us to head to Louisiana on Wednesday. Time for some fresh char-grilled oysters.


Slowly getting back into the swing of things at home.  Fighting mosquito’s, horse flies, and fire ants.  The heavy rains of the last six weeks have created a bumper crop of all three.  Trimmed the muscadine vines this morning.  They’re loaded with green fruit, so another battle with the critters is looming in the future. 

So, as for now, it’s life as usual. The next trip may be for a weekend, week, or month(s).  We’ll just have to see what develops.

Thanks for all the comments during our time on the road.  It’s always encouraging to know there’s someone out there interested in my drivel……jc


  1. I'll be interested to see how you battle with critters over the grapes this year. I, for one, have enjoyed your travels as you've meandered about.

  2. Welcome home and thanks for the posts during your trip. You'll added spots to my list that are so far from home for us.

  3. Oh Jerry C....that trip reminded me how Cozybegone traveled with such ease! Now we may have to move slower in the bigger rig but sure hopeful to cross those same beauties!! Betting that seafood feast hit the spot!!!!

  4. Fantastic trip! There's something just so good about getting home though.

  5. Welcome home....really enjoyed your trip!
    Enjoy the luxuries of home and dream about that next big adventure!

  6. Wow those oysters look good and I don't even particularly like oysters! We enjoyed your travels! I'm working on the sitemeter glitch with my blog.

  7. What a great trip and thanks for letting us tag along!!! I can only imagine the memories!!!

  8. Super trip....AWESOME photography...and a great road map for my next adventure...You and Wanda have the right "sight picture" for traveling!!! Your char-grilled oysters are mouth watering...I'm hoping I will have the same feast when I see daughter and family in Charleston in a couple of weeks.. :)...Horst sends

  9. So enjoyed your trip right along with you. Don't envy you dealing with all the bugs.


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