2021 - 2025

Here you will find trips taken to Flagstaff, San Diego, Payson, Taliesin West, Santa Fe, Jerome, Immersive Van Gogh, Catalina Island, Oregon Coast, San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, Lodi, Grand Canyon, and other Arizona venues.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center - December 27, 2022

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center was created in 1990 to care for animals that have been surrendered by owners, hurt and unable to care for themselves,…

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Flagstaff - August 10-12, 2022

Decided to head up to Flagstaff to get away from the heat for a few days. While there I was able to visit The Museum of Northern Arizona that is a museum…

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San Diego - July 3-6, 2022

Returned for the 4th of July Fireworks Festival after a several year hiatus brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Pond House - April 20-22, 2022

Decided to get away from the heat and all the depressing events across the world. Drove up to Payson, Arizona, where just outside the town in a box canyon is…

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Dale Chihuly Exhibit at Taliesin West - January 25, 2002

I have always enjoyed Dale Chihuly's glass art and there was an exhibit of his work at Taliesin West, which was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and…

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Santa Fe - November 12-15, 2021

Decided to get away for a few days and visited Santa Fe. It had been several years since I had been there and it was a nice to visit the attractions, galleries…

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Jerome - October 18-19, 2021

Decided to travel to northern Arizona to visit Jerome, an old mining town making a revival as a place to come get away for awhile. Stayed at The Surgeons…

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Immersive Van Gogh - October 13, 2021

Attended the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit held at the Lighthouse Artspace in Scottsdale, AZ, on October 13, 2021. The show was an exhibition of Van Gogh's work…

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Catalina Island - September 21-24, 2021

Returned to Catalina Island after a 43 year hiatus. The island is still as quaint as I remembered it and it was a truly relaxing few days spent walking, eating…

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Oregon Coast - August 14-19, 2021

The last time Oregon was visited was in 2015, on a trip to Portland and Cannon Beach. This trip was planned to return and visit the Oregon coast in more depth.…

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San Francisco - June 16-19, 2021

Decided to get out of the oppressive heat wave afflicting the city and travelled to San Francisco for a few days. Did the usual tourist things like visiting…

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San Diego - May 19-22, 2021

With the pandemic easying up and being fully vaccinated, I decided to take a quick trip to visit San Diego.

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Lodi, Napa, and Sonoma - April 25-29, 2021

This trip was a nostalgia trip for me. Back in 2010, I visited these wineries and places with my best friend Paul Houston and our mutual friend Paul Heckman, a…

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Flagstaff and Grand Canyon - March 30-31, 2021

This was another one of those get out of the heat and I am going crazy staying home all the time because of Covid-19 trip. Went to Flagstaff and then decided…

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Tumacacori - February 1, 2021

Stayed at the Tubac Country Club resort in Tubac and decided to visit Tumacácori Mission dating back to the 1700's. This was another one of the "I need to get…

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Park - January 12, 2021

Decided to have lunch outside the house and visited the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Park at sat down at a bench to eat a boxed lunch and then walked around…

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