A Bit of This and That in La Quinta, California

A Bit of This and That in La Quinta, California

After two months in 4 different locations in Arizona, we arrived in La Quinta Cove, California for a 6-week stay in a great Airbnb on December 22. This longer stay allowed for Ds mom, Mary Vee, to stay with us for a few weeks, and for us to enjoy extended downtime.

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Albuquerque Part II

Albuquerque Part II

Annual ABQ Grecian Festival held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church – just a walk away from our home. After seeing our first morning session over at the Balloon Fiesta, we stopped in at the Greek Orthodox Church to enjoy the food, traditional dance, and music. This made for a fun way to cap off our very long and very busy first day in ABQ. Opa!

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Carried Away In Albuquerque

Carried Away In Albuquerque

We arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ round these parts), from Chama on October 5 and spent 9 nights at an Airbnb between old town and downtown. We’re here to check off another of those bucket list type things at the Annual International Balloon Fiesta, held this year from October 6 through 14.

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A Chimney Rock and a Scenic Railway

A Chimney Rock and a Scenic Railway

After 2 weeks in Colorado Springs, on September 26, it was time for us to continue south to Pagosa Springs. We popped in here earlier this year for 3 days, and D enjoyed the trail riding so we went back for a week-long stay. On this visit, we managed to finally explore Chimney Rock National Monument, D rode the trails, we hiked, and I did a bit of running.

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Pikes Peak Country

Pikes Peak Country

September 12, we checked out of the condo in Boulder, Colorado and drove to our next home base in Colorado Springs. Last year we stopped here for one night, before heading north to Boulder for our niece’s wedding, and knew we needed to come back and stay awhile. On this visit, we were here for 2 whole weeks - our longest stop since we left Sedona in May!

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Lighting Up the Sky in Canada

Lighting Up the Sky in Canada

After spending time in Eastern Washington with family, on July 8 we ventured to the west side for a very busy 3 weeks. First off was to go to all the doctor/dentist appointments, labs, screenings, and follow ups one might have to do during the year. So next time you’re bemoaning all the doctor appointments, try doing them in 5 days.

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Super Blue Blood Moon over Palm Springs

Super Blue Blood Moon over Palm Springs

At the end of our Yosemite post in December, we had mentioned spending the holidays with friends in the Tucson, Arizona area. While there, we visited the west side of Saguaro National Park – home of the nation’s largest cacti.

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