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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 28th 2013

Geo: 39.74, -104.992After two days of icy roads, stopping in Denver was like heaven. We got to see their beautifully remodeled home on the lake and recharge our batteries for the last stretch over the pass. That should be the last we'll see of icy roads. ... read more
Over the Rockies
View from Tom's window
The pass

North America » United States » Wyoming » Cheyenne October 27th 2013

Geo: 41.1334, -104.814Makes for icy roads and miserable driving. ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Billings October 26th 2013

Geo: 45.7836, -108.505The weather held beautiful for our visit with the grand kids and was absolutely perfect for our walk along Rock Creek with John and Kari, but with snow forecasted for that night we headed back to Billings thinking we'd be safe. Wrong. We woke to a couple inches of the nasty stuff and it trailed us doggedly all the way through Wyoming till we got to Denver, where we finally found the sun again. ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Bozeman October 24th 2013

Geo: 45.6793, -111.033These trips south are always the most fun when we start off seeing family. ... read more

North America » United States » Montana » Kalispell October 23rd 2013

Geo: 48.2016, -114.315We leave tomorrow. Finally. This is our maiden voyage with our motorhome AND we're driving through Mexico. Are we nutz? Probably. We're a little scared and a lot excited-- mostly we're just ready to go!... read more
Kalispell is gorgeous in the fall
Summit lake in the Swan Valley

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando March 27th 2013

Geo: 28.5377, -81.3774Our last day in Buenos Aires we were robbed of our camera, cash and credit cards. We took the subway downtown for a last look around before leaving the next day, but instead of a nostalgic wander around we had a rude, scarey ending to our 2 1/2 month trip to Argentina and Chile.Professional gangs of thieves haunt the subways. We've known this but have ridden them safely for 4 years. But this day, a day before leaving the country, we got on at a very crowded stop and were immediately separated by 4 large men who surrounded Bob and wouldn't let him move.Just before the next stop they rammed his back and as he's grabbing the railing to keep from falling, they unzip the shoulder bag he's carrying and grab the Nikon, unzip ... read more

South America » Argentina March 10th 2013

Geo: -34.6118, -58.4173We've been to the San Telmo fair several times, but this time, feeling very smug that we were learning our way around, we took the bus. As nothing in Argentina turns out to be as easy as it sounds, it was quite an adventure just getting it.Our doorman gave us detailed instructions: go to the corner kiosk and buy the tarjeta (card) that you can then use on either the Subte (underground) or the bus. Then walk 5 blocks to the Subte station, go down the stairs and charge the card at the window--put money on it. The Subte tarjeta is like a debit card--you just load it with money, swipe it at the entry for the Subte or on the bus, and reload when empty. Simple.Only the little store on the corner didn't ... read more
Great music!
Crowds line the streets
Old gaucho

South America » Argentina March 7th 2013

Geo: -31.4, -64.19For two months I'd been begging Isabel for her empanada recipe. Si, I will do it, she told me. But translating a family recipe from spanish to english, from metric to our silly cups and teaspoons, from large family gathering to empanadas for was all just too much.So while stopping for a couple of days on our trip from Salta to Buenos Aires, Osvaldo and Isabel had us over for a day in the kitchen.She cooked. I wrote. And while I'm pretty certain I got it down right, I haven't actually had a chance to try it out, so I'll just share the pictures and the fun. ... read more
Assemby line the ingredients
Add a little green olive and egg
A little flip'l do it

South America » Argentina March 5th 2013

Geo: -25, -64.5Two years ago we were here with friends Bill and Inga from Montana and did a 3 day tour with Angie Valdez we will never forget. Check here for stories and pictues of our trip through Purmamarca, the salt flats and up into Bolivia:'s an amazing guide and friend. We've kept up our friendship and while in Salta this year she invited us to her home for dinner and to meet her family.When you get to know an Argentinean they're yours for life! We loved being in her home and visiting with her two girls--her son and husband could hardly get a word in edgewise, I'm afraid, but what a fun evening. She dashed home from a day-long tour, whipped up a batch of empanadas, picked us up at the hotel, drove us ... read more
Salta morning from our hotel room

Geo: -22.9058, -68.1951Again I'm without words to describe the scene before me. The Atacama desert is the driest in the world. Arizona's is the wettest. No comparison. You look at this forever expanse and first glance tells you this is unlike ANYTHING you've seen before. Flat, barren, bereft for as far as you can see in every direction. But look again. It rained torrents earlier this month. Their Bolivian winter brought deluges that crashed down the mountains and washed out roads, homes, anything it it's path. But now there are tiny green sprouts on the plano and if you look really, really closely you'll even see wildflowers. Nothing like the Beartooth's spring display, but they're there. This part of the Atacama gets it's weather from the east, not from the west--from Bolivia and the Atlantic ocean. ... read more
Lican Cabur and Juriques (broken top)
Wetlands in the desert

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