We left the dust of the Alamo behind in San Antonio on March 27 for a quick drive north an hour or so to Austin. We worked around the craziness and hefty prices of Austin’s South by Southwest for a week after the annual movie and music festival in an Airbnb only this time in an apartment complex on South Congress.
We moved into the fantastic Alamo Heights historic neighborhood on March 20 for a week-long stay at an Airbnb home. This is one of my all-time favorite neighborhood stays (dates back to 1890). Charming tree-lined streets, and diversity in home styles (from Spanish Revival to Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean manors, colonial, stone cottages, and brick homes of tan, pink, and grey) made for a wonderful place to walk/run around.
This is a big year for us, a really BIG year! Not only have we passed our 2-year anniversary living in other people’s homes on the road, we’re celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, and my soon to be published book It Is What It Is. If you missed my teaser post on my website, you can catch up here.
After our enjoyable Tyler stay, it was time to mosey on down the highway. On February 17, we meandered the backroads to Seabrook, Texas, a community on Clear Lake south of Houston. We’re here specifically to visit NASA Johnson Space Center/Space Center Houston and to hop over to Galveston Island while we’re in the area.
We left Artesia, New Mexico on March 6, stopped for an overnight in Colorado City, Texas, then moved on down the road a piece to Fort Worth. After a week on the road, it was nice to have our West Texas home to settle in and prepare our own meals again.
We enjoyed our visit in Socorro, New Mexico, but it was time to move on to our next stop Artesia, New Mexico. We arrived here on March 4 for 2 nights. You may not be familiar with Artesia, but it’s roughly a 90-minute drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
We left Palm Springs, California on February 14th and drove about 80 miles west to Murrieta, California in the Temecula Valley. We stayed in an Airbnb apartment over a garage in the lovely quiet hills above Murrieta surrounded by horse country, avocado farms, and miles and miles of white rail fencing.
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.