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Painted Hills in Arizona and driving the Million Dollar Highway

Did Someone Say Road Trip! As we shared previously, we’d decided to switch our State of Domicile from California to South Dakota and had already changed our address and all our bills. Now it was time to go to South Dakota and get our driver’s licenses! Since it was a big trip anyway, we planned to …

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Arizona Day Trips – Casa Grande and St. Anthony Monastery

  Casa Grande National Monument During our stay in San Tan Valley, Arizona, we took a short sightseeing trip on the only day during our visit that stayed under 90 degrees. The homeowners had highly recommended two places to us – Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and St Anthony Monastery. I did a bit of …

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Camping in California – From the Mountains to the Prairies

The Suburban on a Road Trip! This was our first decent sized road trip in our Suburban, from Southern Oregon to Southern California. We packed everything in the car and hit the road leaving around 6:00 pm: destination Los Angeles and hopefully a visit to Jim’s dentist. After a three-hour drive, we stopped at Juanita …

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Our First Snow Odyssey

You Can Say That Again! We arrived at our friend’s house late in the afternoon after leaving our previous house sitting assignment earlier that morning. There were a few inches of snow on the ground as we drove up the mountain.  We had an enjoyable visit, catching up over dinner, and went to sleep planning an early departure the …

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Palm Desert, CA to Sisters, OR

Another Journey! This time we’re headed out from the Southern California desert to the Cascade mountains of Central Oregon: summer to winter in a jiffy. The weather reports told of storms all over California and Oregon which worried us. Hopefully, we’d get there without too much trouble and on time.  We would have to spend …

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