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A quiet November day

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2008 @ 8:16 am in Maiden's World, World of Letterboxing, World of Travel | No Comments »

It is lovely outside – the sun is shining although the temperature is chilly. But thankfully it is not raining or snowing or anything like that. We had a wonderfully pleasant weekend. We took out eldest granddaughter and went to DeKalb to visit our grandson. I took a steak dinner for him, as he doesn’t […]

Postscript

Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 @ 11:28 am in World of Letterboxing, World of Travel | No Comments »

Thought I would add a post script to our trip. Mom and I arrived safely in California on Tuesday – November 6th. Crossing the Mohave Desert was not particularly pleasant, but it was definitely an experience. Another dubious experience was getting stopped by the Utah Highway Patrol as a suspected Drug Runner. Stopped me on […]

Day 21

Posted: Sunday, November 4th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm in World of Travel | No Comments »

Well, we didn’t make it to the Grand Canyon today. Mom had a bad asthma attack over night and she was panicking so I had to get her down to a lower elevation. The Grand Canyon Railroad was wonderful – they cancelled all the rest of the reservations and refunded all the money. We drove […]

Day 20

Posted: Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 @ 9:46 pm in World of Photography, World of Travel | No Comments »

Today started off on the wrong foot when we had really noisy people on the floor above us. It started about midnight and went on until 3 AM when mom finally called the front desk. It stopped for about 2 hours and then started again about 5:15. Needless to say neither one of us got […]

Day 19

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2007 @ 8:43 pm in World of Letterboxing, World of Photography, World of Travel | No Comments »

Today we drove from Shamrock, TX to Albuquerque, NM. It was a fairly quiet drive – I did go find a letterbox and we ended up in a little tiny Texas town called Vega – along old historic Route 66. I always thought Texas especially northern Texas was more rolling – but it is really […]

Day 18

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2007 @ 7:59 pm in World of Photography, World of Travel | No Comments »

We left Mesquite, TX at about 6:45 this morning and drove through the Dallas/Fort Worth nightmare. I would never ever want to live around Dallas. It was over 50 miles across the urban sprawl. We passed field after field of Cotton today – I didn’t realize they grew so much cotton in Texas. We saw […]

Day 17

Posted: Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 @ 6:15 pm in World of Travel, World of Words | No Comments »

We actually had a good day today – the weather was great – the traffic wasn’t too bad and we got to Terrel Texas early – good thing too. They had booked our room on the second floor. Now that wouldn’t be so bad except there was no elevator and the steps were long and […]

Day 16

Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 @ 6:42 pm in World of Letterboxing, World of Photography, World of Travel | No Comments »

Today we drove to Vicksburg, Mississippi. I’ve always wanted to go to Vicksburg, and now I really want to come back. We are staying right across the street from the Battlefield. I would love to go visit – but I had to make a choice – Battlefield or Confederacy Cemetery – which one should I […]

Day 15

Posted: Monday, October 29th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm in World of Photography, World of Travel | No Comments »

Today was a quiet day. We did a little bit of necessary shopping and drove by Shirley’s house – but they weren’t home. We decided to spend a little time at the beach – and it was simply beautiful. We went to lunch at Cracker Barrel and even splurged for dessert – LOL Tomorrow we […]

Day 14

Posted: Sunday, October 28th, 2007 @ 7:24 pm in World of Letterboxing, World of Travel | No Comments »

Sorry about not writing yesterday!! I was so exhaused I fell asleep shortly after getting back to the motel – I didn’t even chat with David. We spent most of Saturday with Tom and Marian – Marian really enjoyed going letterboxing with me. We found 2 and couldn’t get to one because of some kind […]