Heading East for Volunteer Commitments, or How Travel Can Make Me Cry

One thing that I found particularly hard when we hit the road was giving up involvement in the community. Over the years I have done pro bono legal work through Legal Aid and served on the boards of several different nonprofits organizations. When we lived in Palm Beach County I volunteered regularly at our local … Read moreHeading East for Volunteer Commitments, or How Travel Can Make Me Cry

Underground Wonders at Carlsbad Caverns and Foggy Hiking at Guadalupe Mountains

East of El Paso, in a remote corner of the Chihuahuan Desert, two national parks straddle the border between Texas and New Mexico. Since we were in the area, we made sure to plan a visit to the almost-adjacent Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Camping at Guadalupe Mountains The only campground … Read moreUnderground Wonders at Carlsbad Caverns and Foggy Hiking at Guadalupe Mountains

Sun, Sand, Space, and Nuts in Alamogordo, NM

Driving from T or C to our next destination in Alamogordo was a challenge, because a weather front brought us 20 mph winds that whipped up the fine New Mexico sands into fog-like sandstorms. Despite the inauspicious start to our stay, we ended up really enjoying Alamogordo. We took our cues directly from our friends … Read moreSun, Sand, Space, and Nuts in Alamogordo, NM

Catching up on Life in Truth or Consequences, NM

After our stop at the Very Large Array we returned to the Rio Grande Valley. This ribbon of green has always been, and continues to be, the main artery of life through the very arid New Mexico desert. Proceeding south along the river via I25, our next stop was at a state park situated along … Read moreCatching up on Life in Truth or Consequences, NM

Bulging Shopping Totes and Radio Telescopes

After the conclusion of the exhilarating yet exhausting Balloon Fiesta we relocated a short distance to a private RV park located next to a casino in the Albuquerque area. Albuquerque is very clearly the commercial center of New Mexico, since almost half of the state’s 2 million residents live in the ABQ area. This meant … Read moreBulging Shopping Totes and Radio Telescopes