Base Camp

The rain began in the small hours of the day. Then at 9 a.m.  it picked up and is now a steady drizzle.

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What to do with this has always been the question. What should the purpose of any blog be. Tell a story or make a statement, correct?

Will I carry on with this site or not?

Heard an good jokes lately? Well here is one I heard …  me neither.

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Cloudy Skys

This is the first time we have been stationary in our three years of traveling. Before this the longest stay was three month spent in North Carolina. The weather here has been good but lately with the warmer weather comes cloudy skys.


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Wine Drinkers

Wine drinkers open conversations with a corksrew.

Wine drinkers open conversations with a corksrew.

Wine drinkers open conversations with a corkscrew.

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Travel Post

Cloudy sun up

Phoenix Sunrise

Rainy Day View

The rain comes down and down … walk postponed.

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Retiring a Hat

4 1/2 year old hat

Comfortable Black Mountain Hat

This was a well used hat for me. I used it for work, riding and it traveled with me every where I went. It even made it back to where I bought it, Black Mountain, NC four and one half years ago.

So now it’s going into the dumpster at Bow RiversEdge. It will be a sad farewell to an old friend.

One go thing is I won’t be told “not to wear that old thing” any longer.

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The other day we walk an interesting trail at a local Provincial Park.

"Atop the big rock"

Putting your best foot forward.

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Texas, a Dry State?

Over the last week we have been in Bullard, Texas at a campground just a bit south of Tyler. Texas is a wet and dry state when looking for a drink of beer.

Of Texas’s 254 counties, 46 are completely dry, 169 are partially dry or “moist”, and 39 are entirely wet. The vast majority of entirely wet counties are in southern border regions of Texas near Mexico, or in the south central part of the state. The patchwork of laws can be confusing, even to residents. In some counties, only 4% beer is legal. In others, beverages that are 14% or less alcohol are legal. In some “dry” areas, a customer can get a mixed drink by paying to join a “private club,” and in some “wet” areas a customer needs a club membership to purchase liquor by-the-drink.

Well last night and today and most of tomorrow we have found that Texas is indeed a very wet state as it has been rained on for 12 hours causing flash floods and road closers in many of the counties around us


We have decided to just stay put as we don’t have anywhere important to go until later in the week.

So for now I will just keep an eye on the water and hope it does not float us away.

I want to be more diligent with my post so keep an eye out for more in the near future.

Studio Mart

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