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We have had a good time during our stay in Elephant Butte, New Mexico. I have taken dozens of photos of the incredible skies. Not only are the sunrises and sunsets spectacular but the clouds promising rain were definitely photo worthy. The play of the light between the clouds sometimes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Up and out very early in the morning is not usual for us. After years of up and out early for work it didn't take long from me to relish slow, lazy mornings when we are traveling. After seeing how beautiful this sunrise is we need to be up and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We are headed for a picnic. South on I25 then west on Highway 152. This is not a road that is familiar to me. First time for us but everyone we are meeting at the destination has been there many times. The day was absolutely beautiful with bright blue skies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We are perfectly happy spending time in our little spot in the desert but there are always places to go and things to do. This time we are back to Hatch. Our first stop was for breakfast at the Pepper Pot. This was our first time here but it won't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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There are lots of highways, byways, and backroads for us to explore. One day we drove to Engle, NM so I could see the old schoolhouse. Believe it or not they used to have dances in there. Not often but I remember going. Today Engle is a ghost town with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We are back in Northern New Mexico in very familiar territory and one of the first places I always want to go is Ojo Caliente. It has been known to the American Indians for ages and I am so glad that it is now known to me. This secluded oasis... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Boise our first stop was Willard Bay, UT. We spent a couple days at the State Park Campground. Luckily it was overcast so it wasn't too hot. On our first walk down to the lake shore we saw evidence of deer in the area. Walt said " I don't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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There was time for an outing after the reunion before we were scheduled to leave Idaho. Several people at the reunion had been to the zoo and said they enjoyed it. We tried to count the years since we had been at the zoo and we decided it must have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving gorgeous Cathedral Gorge our trip through Nevada continued on to the tiny spot on the map of Jackpot, NV. We spent several very relaxing days at the RV Park at Cactus Pete's Casino in Jackpot. Grassy sites, lots of shade trees, great RV neighbors, quiet, peaceful, with the most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Working on it.......lots of downtime preparing to host Walt's family reunion.
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We have driven Nevada Highway 93 several times but always on our way to a destination so we have not stopped at Cathedral Gorge State Park. This time we made it a destination. Oh my! How could we have waited so long to see this natural wonder? Amazing that this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
The roads are great. Very few bumpy places. Come on west! The humidity is low so the heat is ok.
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Our relaxing month in Camp Verde came to an end and it was time to slowly head north. Traveling through Northern Arizona is very familiar territory to us. We have been here many many times. Being in a familiar place had me thinking about why people keep returning to familiar... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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No matter how many times we have visited Sedona the brilliant red sandstone formations are always cause for awe. The red is contrasted by the green of the pinions, cypress, and juniper. The scenery makes my heart skip a beat. But there is a sadness to it too. Is there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Staying at Distant Drums RV Park in Camp Verde and feeling so much better it was time to go see those places on my wish list that were nearby. I have always loved to read books but years ago I discovered a passion for magazines. When we had a house... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our visit to Prescott was spent at The Point Of Rocks RV Park. GypsyII was surrounded by green trees and the sites were staggered so we never had anyone directly by us. Across from us were these massive rocks and more trees. On the days that I was absolutely miserable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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After a very pleasant stay in St. George it was on to Las Vegas. The road to Vegas passes through the most rugged looking mountains. Happy I live in this time of motorized vehicles. I don't think I would have enjoyed travel as much on horseback or in a horse... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Perched high above St. George is a beautiful desert garden. I don't miss the houses we have lived in but I do miss my gardens. So when there is a garden to go to that is where I want to be. This desert landscape has over 170 different desert plants.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our visit to Page, AZ drew to a close. Time to say farewell to the red cliffs and point GypsyII west. Crossing the bridge over the Glen Canyon Dam always reminds me of my Dad. He worked on the building of the Dam while we lived in Kanab when I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Antelope Canyon has been long on my wish list. When I made the reservation in February I thought about going almost every day. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as "Upper Antelope Canyon" or "The Crack"and "Lower Antelope Canyon" or "The Corkscrew. The Navajo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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After being stationary for 7 months it was time to get the wheels rolling. We had a great dinner with the family the night before we left. We will miss them! One last drive out to San Tan Valley confirming that we have a reservation there for next fall. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The rainy days are in the past. It was time for a road trip to see what the moisture has done for the desert. The morning was bright and sunny as we drove the Apache Trail (Hwy 88) to Tortilla Flat. While it is not the California Superbloom it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We have been stationary in the Valley of the Sun for 6 months with 1 month to go before we have the wheels rolling. Good thing we have been very busy because if there was more time for adventures and activities it might have been interrupted by cloudy, rainy skies.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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2018 has flown by. Updates on my blog have been sorely lacking. It started with the demise of my much loved camera of 14 years resulting in NO photos. I was reconciled to a future with no photos and no blog. I did a little research for a replacement camera... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator