Thursday, October 21, 2021

Big Easy

After re-unioning with another of the McBride clan, we made the truly harrowing drive to New Orleans. I don't ever want to make that drive again!

The Big Easy has been a treat. I could definitely see living here. Not Bourbon Street, of course, but the French Quarter for sure. 

Now we're off to Alabama. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Weber Gang

I finally got to meet two great nieces from the Weber side of the family. What a treat. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Up and Down

This afternoon we scrambled up, then down Enchanted Rock, somewhere in the middle of Texas. It is an immense granite rock dropped in the middle of a valley in hill country. 

If you look closely, the tiny spots on the hill are other hikers. 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Llamas in Texas

We've made it to Doug's brother's ranch in Texas where they keep llamas to fight off the coyotes. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Down Deep

The exploration continued today as we climbed down, down, down into the Carlsbad Caverns. We were so glad we hiked in through the original entrance instead of just taking the elevator down the 800 feet. Our Maui lava tubes definitely pale in comparison (putting it mildly); these caves were IMMENSE. 

After 30 years on Maui, today's speed limit was mind boggling. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Even Better

The Grand Canyon was stunning, but our favorite side trip so far has been the Gila Cliff Dwellings! And we had the extensive complex all to ourselves! Camping was only a short stroll away and the cliff dwellings were amazing. 

Plus the prehistoric pictographs were way cool and totally accessable. This trip keeps getting better and better. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Visit with Mom

What a wonderful three days we've had in southern Arizona. Lots of chores got done, and lots and lots of delicious homemade food got consumed. Tomorrow we're back to camping in sub freezing temperatures (Brrrrr).