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  • Day17

    Decisions, decisions, continued

    September 23, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    Returning to our being Floridians, we have become accustomed to not wearing masks. So as we looked where to go next, we immediately discarded the idea of northward, as it seemed we were already very close to the Arctic Circle. That left southward toward New Mexico. But they have a mask mandate, for everyone, vaccination status not a factor, all the time. I did do some research to see when this masking started in New Mexico. It appears to have started about 1880, when some people were worried about their health while talking to train and stagecoach passengers. I have included a photo illustrating the start of masking in New Mexico.

    Since neither Heather nor I wanted to spend our time masked, we tossed the idea of going to New Mexico out the door. But that left Arizona. We could quickly drive through New Mexico to get to Arizona. That would work! At that point the conversation went like this:

    “Yes, we can go to Arizona!”
    “Ok, where would you like to go? How about Flagstaff?”
    “We’ve been there every time we have gone to Arizona.”
    “Ok, how about….. someplace we have’t been yet?”
    “Sure, like where?”
    “Mmmmmm…… ah, ah, how about Yuma?”
    “Are you sure that is the only place we haven’t been in Arizona??
    “Ah, I think so, but wait, isn’t there a prison there that we saw?”
    “So, I guess there is nothing we want to see in Arizona.”
    “Oh sigh, guess Arizona is off the list.”

    To be continued
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    Laurie Towle

    😷🤠 Too funny.

    9/24/21Reply
    Tammy Nicoll

    Have you been to Frank Lloyd Weight's Taliesin West in N. Scottsdale? It's like walking through Mom and Dad's house in a larger scale.

    9/24/21Reply
     
  • Day18

    Decisions, Decisions, Resolved

    September 24, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    I feel like… well I feel many things. One thing that I feel is my kidney stone. It’s as if I had an relative I don’t like (actually I am blessed to like all my relatives and in-laws) move in and be a constant irritant in my life. At some point one’s tolerance breaks and one kick the so-and-so out of the house. Unfortunately, I can’t kick the stone out (I tried with the helicopter ride), I need to wait patiently until it decides to pass. The last stone I had took only a week to pass, but it appears that the average time is about 45 days. Yuck!

    Anyway, I am sorry if this is too much information. But I am doing alright as long as I take my meds. But I would be more comfortable at home, waiting patiently (I need to ask Heather if I am a patient person) for this stone to do something. I also worry about it’s sisters and big brother still up there in the kidney.

    As for deciding where to go next, well, home. There is no rush. Home will be there when we get there, today, tomorrow, next week, next month.

    We feel a bit disappointed that our trip won’t be as long as we had planned, but we are having a wonderful adventure! As long as that is true, we are doing well.

    Heather adds: its not all on Gordon. I think we bit off a little more than we can chew given all thats gone on this past year. But we have had fun, and it has been GREAT to get out and enjoy our great country
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    Kathy Brophy

    We can relate! We’re in the middle of our first multi week road trip. We’ve already decided perhaps going forward we will fly to our destinations…

    9/24/21Reply
    Geezers in Paradise

    Yeah, right? When we called ourselves geezers, we didn’t really mean it!! We expect to have the same stamina we had 10 years ago at LEAST!

    9/24/21Reply
    Kathy Morton

    Well, you can only take so much roughing it as we get up in our geezer years. I'd say you've done mighty fine!!! It's been great tagging along on your journey.

    9/24/21Reply
    Geezers in Paradise

    I guess so!

    9/24/21Reply
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  • Day2

    On the road to DEN!

    May 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    The Ships are all rested and ready to take off this afternoon! We stayed in Colby, KS, last night with some incredibly generous hosts and are now on the road to Denver International. Our flight is at 4:50 p.m. 
    Reykjavik, here we come!
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Goodland, غودلاند, گودلاند، کانزاس, GLD, गूडलँड, Гудланд

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