Our previous journeys brought us to Paradise. Leaving is harder than escaping Devil's Island: instead of guards & guillotines, think friendly neighbors, palm trees, Bocce ball. But adventure & grandkids call. Welcome to "once more with wheeling!"
  • Day45

    Last night on the road

    September 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    From the KOA in Milton, Florida we are contemplating our final leg home. It’s been a great trip, but after 7650 miles, we are looking forward to our return to the paradise we found two years ago. Thanks to everyone who shared our journey.Read more

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  • Day42

    Lafayette KOA

    September 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Under the live oaks.

  • Day40

    San Angelo KOA, heading home

    September 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Forgot to take a picture (actually it was too hot to go out of the trailer), so I used one of the photos from when we stayed here before. “How hot?” you are asking yourself. The thermometer has stopped reporting the temperature, it just shows “-H-“ for Hades.Read more

  • Day39

    Carlsbad Caverns

    September 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We thought it was taking a long time to get down in the elevator. While waiting to reascend, we watched as the elevator descended to 700 feet below the surface. I felt like I needed scuba gear!

    Not the most colorful caverns, or even the most interesting formations. However, it was definitely the BIGGEST I’ve been in! The added bonus was that Gordon was able to see aliens in just about all if them. We ARE just about 50 miles south of Roswell.

    Gordon here... just look at the surface of that alien egg in photo 3. I may not get to sleep tonight thinking about it.
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  • Day38

    Alamogordo KOA

    September 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 25 °C
  • Day36

    Flying high 2

    September 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C
  • Day36

    Flying high 1

    September 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We wanted to visit parts of New Mexico west of Santa Fe, but could not find a route that pleased us. Heather then asked: is there a air tour? Why, yes there is! So this morning, Bruce Adams took us on a one hour flight in a Itty bitty Cessna 182 out west of Santa Fe in a large circle.

    We saw canyons, gorges, ravines, mountains, ruins, rivers, dry creek beds, towns, mountains, trees, the 2nd largest caldera in America, and tent rocks. The flight was a bit bumpy, sort of like a carnival ride that lasted for an hour.

    Bruce gave a running commentary of what we were seeing, and if we needed to see almost straight below, tilted the plane to the side... wheeee!

    All in all, it was a fantastic experience.
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  • Day35

    Santa Fe KOA

    September 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This KOA is right on old Route 66 and a welcome respite. Tomorrow is our one day in Santa Fe. We are resting up.

  • Day34

    The spa. Aaaaaaah.

    September 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We headed Over to the pools about noon for a fabulous soak and shady relaxation prior to our appointments. We tried to get the same treatments scheduled for the same time. We succeeded with the Ancient Echoes: “Based on East Indian Head Massage techniques, this therapy will take you on a voyage that explores a variety of massage and energy balancing techniques of the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp, face and ears; finishing off with a luxurious foot massage.”

    We also tried for the add-on Native American blue cornmeal prickly pear cactus skin scrub: This unique mixture of blue corn, prickly pear and ancient sea salt whisks away dry, dull skin revealing a softer, smoother texture ... rid the body of impurities ... nourishes skin and soothes irritations ... improve circulation and metabolism ... hot herbal towels open your pores and relax ... etc. etc. Unfortunately only one of us could get that add on scheduled, so being a gentleman, Gordon volunteered to pursue an alternative, more gender-appropriate add on of a beer on the porch of the wine bar.

    We met back on the porch to continue the happy hour Gordon had started, and congratulated ourselves on our decision to come here. We were quickly joined by Steve and Monta Lee, a retired couple from Colorado who continue to consult for museums around the world. We enjoyed a lively happy hour discussion of travels and exotic places we had all visited.

    We didn’t want to disturb the peace of the spa (whisper only zone!) to take photos, so we snagged some off the web so you would get an idea of the ambience and just a couple of the many pools.
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