Let the Games Begin…

It was a lovely day to drive across Texas…the rental Ford Explorer is a very comfortable vehicle and Alex is a more than competent driver. We took a direct route that involved only short stretches of highway and mostly meandered through corn fields and pastorale vistas. The amazing thing is that we left Houston around 9 am and rolled into Clovis NM a little after 6pm. The following photo is the only remarkable thing to show for the drive.

Take a look at the temperature on the car’s “screen”!  I have a new definition for HOT…

 

 

Off to the Great Southwest

For years, I have sent “home” what today would be called a BLOG…a silly word for an important task…from vacations here and across the pond. It always took a little extra time, but now — decades later — I can remember things that otherwise would have been long forgotten. So, I’m going to give this new communications tool a try…and invite you to come along on the latest adventure.

My wonderful grandson, Alex, will be “Driving Miss Daisy” (aka Grams) across Texas, into New Mexico, Colorado and Utah in search of John Wayne’s favorite deserts, several Indian reservations, ancient pueblos, galleries that feature a few of my favorite Native American artists, and some amazing turquoise and silver jewelry craftsmen.

Since Alex is a world class nature photographer, I promise that we’ll post some great photos. Let the journey begin…