Arizona, Colorado, Little Grand Canyon of Texas: April 3-30, 2016

2016-04-04 07.56.57 Bev Sherry Gene at Tucson Airport

Sherry helping her parents prepare for flight

Winter in Tucson was fun and relaxing, then the whirlwind of travel began. Visit with cousins Mike and Belinda a few days.

2016-04-02 16.48.34 Katy Belinda Dawn Adam Cel Bill Sherry Jennica Chris Mike

Family dinner

Plan to visit cousins on Peg’s side of the family, but wildfires and a family funeral send us scurrying quickly to Colorado.

2016-04-02 13.51.29 Cactus and flowers

Cactus in bloom

Along the way, we see lush green forests from mountain tops in Arizona. Beautiful Roosevelt Reservoir brings life to an otherwise dry Tonto Basin. The area preserves a history of people living in cliff dwellings on the sides of mountains, plenty of saguaro cactus, and, being springtime, plenty of bees collecting nectar from the cactus flowers.

Arrive in Colorado just in time for a spring snowstorm.

2016-04-16 11.50.26 Bob shoveling snow in Broomfield CO

Typical stance for Bob in snow

Want to visit our Colorado friends and church, but the snowstorm prevents it. After the funeral, we hop onto US Hwy 287 south, which meanders into Texas.

2016-04-21 09.16.19 Louie and Sherry in Lamar CO

Sherry helps Louie on his first pony ride

We prefer two lane US highways. Generally stay off Interstates as much as possible. We overnight in Lamar, Colorado, arrive in Texas the next day.

2016-04-21 17.25.31 Palo Dura State Park TX

Palo Duro State Park Texas

Palo Duro State Park in Texas is like a miniature Grand Canyon. Very popular.

Miles and miles of wind turbine farms throughout the panhandle of Texas.

Watch a coyote foraging for food in our campsite in Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas. Herds of Bison graze and roam everywhere thru this Texas State Park, and are officially given priority over us campers. Love it!

2016-04-26 08.20.53 Bison at Caprock State Park TX edited

Bison roam freely

Cell phone service is typically non-existent in Caprock Canyons. It’s an hour drive to laundromat, but clothes need cleaned! Free concert one evening by Cecile Whyte on guitar and John Walker on keyboard. Excellent musicians.

Rains heavily in central Texas. Several of our selected camping parks are flooded, so we continue to Bridgeport north of Dallas. Visit nephew Mike and Pam and their family.

Sherry’s father is in the hospital due to a variety of issues, and he is recovering. Thank you all for praying for his recovery.

2016-04-29 15.11.21 Sherry making healthy drinks in her new NutriBullet

Sherry in her kitchen with the new NutriBullet

Write a book about our travels? A number of people have suggested the idea. There is already plenty of information on the subject. No sense writing yet another one, unless we can write something others haven’t touched upon. We would like to get your input regarding what you think about the idea. Is there some aspect of this adventure lifestyle that you would like to read from our perspective that isn’t already available elsewhere? If there is sufficient variety and interest, a project might get started.

 

2016-04-14 15.11.49 Sherry and Bob at Route 66 Albuquerque NM

Sherry and Bob on Route 66

Our days and nights are relaxing. We seem to be getting much better at ping pong. Visit travelers from other countries and states. Play guitar. Read. Play cards. Visit. Sight see. We always look forward to meeting the next people we might become good friends with! God bless, and thank you for visiting with us On Our Adventure!

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