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Jumbo Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park

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Great piles of boulders are strewn across the landscape, creosote and ocotillo reach toward the clear blue sky, and spiky Joshua Trees dominate the horizon. We’re in the Jumbo Rocks Campground for one night bound for Arizona by motorcycle. California’s …
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Dogtown Daze

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Me, lounging in a driveway. Almost like being at the beach (not really!)…After we packed up and left Jason’s family behind in Oceanside, it was finally time for our triumphant return to Venice. This was the last place we…
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Arizona Loop Overview

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Arizona is wildly different from top to bottom, and east to west. For those who haven’t spent much time exploring the Grand Canyon State, it seems easy to sum up Arizona with the iconic canyon and a desert with Saguaro…
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Reunions, Regulations, and Repairs

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After 500 days south of the border, we’re baaack!Our last morning in Mexico dawned cold and wet, with heavy, chilly rain pounding the roof and turning the campsite into mud. As you can imagine, all I wanted to do…
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Pacific Coast Highway – Monterey to LA

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This is the west coast mother-road, the one everyone talks about. On the 10th day of our Pacific Coast Road Trip, we got to the famous California Section of the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey through LA.After an incredible…
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The Joy of a Mini~Adventure

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We have, quite simply, been really busy lately. Busy at work, busy at the house, busy with friends. Simply busy. While this keeps us, somewhat, out of trouble, it also means we have been able to indulge less often than…
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Austin, Texas

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Upon leaving Big Bend we made a stop in Del Rio, Texas. This cute little town is just across the river from the famous “Heard it on the X” radio station!  Our hosts were great folks who we found on…
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Mexico

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Our final morning in the USA was not off to a great start. “So. Have you seen the passports?”Well, the last time either of us remembered seeing them was two days earlier in a hotel room in San Luis…
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Motorcycling North America

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We’re gallivanting North America. It’s official. Our September trip down the Pacific Coast, November loop of Arizona, and the last two weeks spent in the Southwest have lead us here – to road maps, an atlas, and national park books……
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Massage Envy …..???

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I walked back to my desk much more relaxed than anytime in recent memory, having just enjoyed an all too brief chair massage courtesy of the company. It has been YEARS since Jim and I have properly indulged in massage.…
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Wolves at the door

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Sure, we only had a few days left on our US Visa, but it would have been poor form to leave without visiting Yellowstone National Park. So we took another detour.As it happened, this was the last weekend that…
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Go West

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By this point we were clearly not strangers to the Interstate Highways of the USA. We wished we were, because, let’s face it, they make for some dull driving. But they are also the most efficient way to get from…
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Washington DC

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They let two Kiwis loose in the Nation’s Capital. I guess someone wasn’t paying attention:So, it turns out this place isn’t a fancy hotel and they don’t let you set up your front tent on their well-manicured lawns.Not…

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