On our way back to The Villages!
The cool room that Art built
Dinner on the front porch
Together in Maryland At Loblolly Organic Farm
Art's 🎤 singing debut!
From The ......
Just a few of Elvis's🕺 Gold Records
A five bedroom center hall colonial, that is by all means a very simple home for a man that was larger than life!
Graceland (nuf said)
Easter week is a great time to visit the 19 story cross on Hwy. 40 in Groom, TX. It is visible 20 miles out in all directions, a very inspiring place.
Hiking in Palo Dura Canyon State Park
It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. The largest, the Grand Canyon, is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 ft. deep. Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. (From internet)
On our way to Albuquerque, NM
Art went fly fishing 🎣 in Durango but the only thing he caught were twigs.....needless to say he wasn't happy
The last ladder and still no picture of me climbing up! LOL
Here comes Art!!
Through a tunnel on our hands and knees, about 12-14 feet long, this tour is not for the faint of heart
A kiva, there were several on the balcony level
The view from the balcony
This is Art supposedly taking a picture 🤳 of me claiming the second long ladder......maybe he'll figure it out by the last one 😂
A mini ladder to the next level
Not a very big doorway but just enough to get through lol
The first and longest climb up to the Cliff House
Balcony House opened for the season tours the day we went 🤗
Very impressive even at a distance
Cliff Palace was not open for tours yet.....over 150 rooms built into the side of the cliff AMAZING!
Mesa Verde National Park
Framed Picture from 1912, the owner found it in his grandmother's basement
Not for sale....but please take a picture
Here we are in all four states lmao 😂 It took a lot of cajoling to get Art into doing it, look he's even smiling lol
Four Corners, the only place in the USA 🇺🇸 where 4 states meet, Arizona Utah Colorado and NEw Mexico
On the way to Four Corners Do you see Mary praying on the left?
Everything is as it was in the late 1800s when it was established except the products
Painted Desert Inn
Painted 🎨 Desert 🌵
Agate Bridge, once reinforced with concrete, closed to foot traffic
Painted Desert 🌵 National Park
2 beauties side by side
Just another bump on a very very old log
The Petrified Forest National Park
Panorama of the crater. It is large enough for 20 football 🏈 fields and 2 million fans
In the cliff dwelling
Walnut Canyon National Park
Montezuma's Castle, Camp Verde, AZ
Montezuma's Castle, Camp Verde, AZ Can you see the cliff dwelling above us?
Tea Cup Sallie was a legal prostitute in Jerome's hay day. She got the nickname because she could walk with tea ☕️ cups balanced on her enormous boobs 😂😂😂
Art in front of the bordello
Jerome, an odd and quirky place lol 😂
Bell 🔔 Rock, Sedona
Airport vista panorama
Airport Vista, Sedona
Today we went in search of Snoopy's Belly Rock. We did find him laying on his back 👀 looking up at the sky, with Woodstock sitting on his snout. But alas our angle was not very conducive to a photo lol see next post for the stock photo
Chimney Rock is actually 3 chimneys very close together
Breathtaking beautiful views
The natural bridge was spectacular
But after threatening to quit at least a hundred times.....I made it and am I glad I did
Going up and up and up
Next stop Devils Bridge..... they forgot to tell me it's over 2 miles in and very rocky, uphill terrain to get there 😬😟
First stop Coffee ☕️ Pot Rock on the right.....do ya see it? Just poor me a cup ☕️ of java please!
Woke up to blue sky and hot air balloons over us....let the Biking 🚵 and hiking begin ☀️🙃
First day in Sedona ☔️ with flurries. All the residents were shocked to see snow on the last day of March lol we were not happy either it was very cold and windy in addition to the rain and flurries
Really not happy with this pic
The creek at our site
Snow ❄️ forced us to head back south and good thing they got 2 inches in the GC. This is the road to our camp just north of Sedona
The words are still true today and describes the GC perfectly
We went to Hermits Rest and hiked back
Very hard to pick a pic for this as they are equally scenic and beautiful
And now a visit to The Grand Canyon, I mean what's a visit to AZ if you don't stop and take a look at such a magnificent place
We even got to feed them some alfalfa cubes
There were several small groups along the road
We just had to stop to see the wild Burros
A challenging hilly bike ride to Parker Dam
The golf course at Havesu Springs Resort was beautiful
In front of The London Bridge in Lake Havasu City
The second most visited place in Arizona after the Grand Canyon of course
A beautiful desert 🌵 sunset 🌅
🌵 Cactus 🌵 forest 🌵
The Villages in Arizona lol 😂
Several duck species
On our way to Apache Junction
Fire stick cactus
The 🌵 cactus 🌵 are in bloom!
Sundance RV resort PB Courts
We are here to play PB this morning! 🙃
We rode our bikes 20 miles back from here. Great day!
On the way to Florence and Coolidge AZ
The Pickleball courts at Far Horizon. Art signed us up for a Round Robin today
We'll be here for one week
Art playing with Milly and Molly Our neighbors puppies 🐶🐶
Margueritas for lunch.....lol Art had nachos.....hehehe Paul & Laura Marsh and Karen (George) Green
Never saw so many dentists, optometrists and pharmacies in one place.
We went to Los Algodones, Mexico
Took a ton of pictures and had to stop. There is no way to get it all!
Approximately 15 buildings full of artifacts, original furnishings and historical info. Impossible to take it all in in one visit!
Absolutely true, best $10 self guided tour
Castle Dome City a ghost town and former silver mine until 1979 when the last of 300 mines stopped production.
Some where in the Yuma Proving Ground. The most Mountain is called Castle Dome.
Cattle 🐮 roping
The Rodeo Queens
Our first R O D E O !
The 12th of 24 sections of original stairs from the Eiffel Tower. One of six sold at auction, now in Felicity, CA
Every monument depicts different achievements from the beginning of mankind to present day, there is no end date to its completion
In Felicity, California...population. -0-
About the man who created Salvation Mountain
The face of the man made mountain
Salvation Mountain is the work of one man's devotion to God and love ❤️at the entrance to Slab City
Slab City is an RV commune in the California desert 🌵 It resembles a junkyard of old RVs and modern day hippies who occupy them.
On The Salton Sea (east side) Definitely not a beach like we're used to ☹️
Petrified Art......lol no pun intended
And an ice cream truck lol 😂
Out in the middle of nowhere, we found a Maltese named Waldo. Missing our puppies 😢
Imperial Sand Dunes
Don't believe the sign.....he's anything but innocent 😇 😂
Dropping Art off ☹️
Happy hour at the pool 🏊 . Live music 🎶, $2.00 drinks 🍹 with a gentle breeze through the palms against the Yuma Foothills.
Art playing Pickleball ball.
Our February home 🏡 site 🚐🚲
Quilt gifted to me by my cousin Carole 🙂💝what an honor to receive it. She is one very talented and exceptional person. I wish we lived closer to each other.
Original taffeta dress
The living room with all original furniture (except one chair that is a reproduction)
Another home to visit. This is an adobe house built in the 1800s and occupied by the same family for 109 years
Hueco Tanks - one of 3 Mountains here
Hueco Tanks State Park Pronounced wayco means water The Mountains have many areas that collect water and this is an important place in the desert for all life to exist here.
A space ship House
The Big Room is 16 football fields in size. We walked down a zig zag path for 1 1/4 miles then the same distance around the Big Room.
Inside the cave
Natural entrance to the cave
Drove to NM today to visit the Carlsbad Cavern National Park
Another National Park to visit today
Guadeloupe Mountains National Park
Guadeloupe Mountains National Park
Looked right at me
Deer in our campsite when we woke up at Davis Mountain State Park
The park ranger asked Art to assist in the flag folding. He was very honored 🇺🇸
Parade ground with restored enlisted men's barracks in the background
A real tee pee ⛺️
Driving in to Big Bend Nat'l Park
Pecos River Looking South
Pecos River looking North
Crystal Cave at Garner State Park
Beautiful Frio River in Garner State Park
Garner State Park is the most visited state park in Texas
Off to tackle the fish in Canyon Lake
The Alamo - San Antonio
Remember The Alamo - Sam Houston
We lost the tread on our tire 😢had to buy six 😬😬😬😬😬😬
A beautiful Texas sunset
I call this a tea cup house....lol
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
This tree sculpture is still half alive and thriving
This one is being relocated to this site
Many homes along the route of the Tree Sculpture Tour were undergoing renovation
Almost missed this one. At first glance I thought it was a real dog lol
Tree sculptures around Galveston
Moody Mansion, 3 floors, 32 rooms and beautiful inside
The dining room in Moody Mansion
The Galveston Island Railroad Museum. The "ghost" traveler terminal.
I call this an Albino Rainbow 😊very cool!!!
The FOGGED in beach 😬
Our Campsite at Galveston Island State Park on the beach
On the 20 minute ferry ride (free) from Port Bolivar to Galveston
On the way to the ferry.
Could these be oil rigs?
An upper middle class home located down the block from The Stark House
The W.H. Stark House 1894 Queen Anne-style home No pic allowed inside 😬it was amazing!
The Lone Star State
The W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum in Jennings LA and Telephone Pioneer Museum
A dome house out in the middle of nowhere Louisiana
Entrance to Tabasco Factory in early morning light
Avery Island, home to Tabasco
Crossing the Mississippi River
Magnolia Mound Plantation Baton Rouge, LA
St. Bernard State Park, LA
Very pretty tunnel of trees about 1/2 mile long
Another state to be crossed 😎🚐
How do you spell ..... Second day, third state,
Alabama state line
Left The Villages this morning and headed up I 75