Saturday, August 25, 2012


We are finally home! Our neighbors had dinner and wine ready for us when we arrived around 7:30 last night! Home sweet home!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Send-off party

Our friends in the Bay Area threw us a little "welcome back" and "send-off" party, complete with banners created out of my own fabric that my artsy friend Diane ordered on Spoonflower. Cindy and Dick were the perfect host and everybody chipped in. We even had 2 songs written for us and sung by our talented musician friends Jim, Debra and Diane (yes she sings too!).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back in California!

One of the First thing I did when we got to Santa Barbara is to have Mexican food. I met my friend Erin for lunch at Carlito's and had the mahi-mahi tacos and a margarita! Yum!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

On route 66

When we got to Barstow, we decided to take the old route 66 for a while and we stopped at this little café on the way. It was a cool and pleasant 107 degrees outside!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Zion National Park

Yesterday we hike in Zion National Park. Beautiful but so crowded and way too hot. We'll just need to come back off season one of these days.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bryce Canyon

Yesterday we went to Bryce Canyon and we hiked an amazing trail called the Navajo trail. I love this park, it's a festival of colors at every corner! And I ran into my friend Melissa on the trail, what a small world!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Arches and Capitol Reef

Yesterday we visited Arches National Park and Capital Reef national Park in Utah. Then we had a fabulous dinner at the Diablo cafe in Teasdale (we ate rattlesnakes cakes, tastes like chicken!) and stayed at a great B&B called the Muley Twist Inn.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


We went to the Royal Gorge in a little train that Dave insisted on taking. Turns out we got a pretty good view of the Gorge from there and it was fun. Then we crossed through independence pass into Aspen and onto Moab, Utah.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Getting out of Dodge!

We left Dodge City yesterday morning after visiting the Boot Hill Museum that tells us a little bit about the wild days of this frontier town of the Old West.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We're in Kansas, Toto!

Drove through Oklahoma today. Had lunch at the Rib Crib (that's the sign on the bathroom door). Then drove through Little Sahara State Park but couldn't really see anything and too far to walk in 100 degree heat. Those metal sculptures were on the side of the road in Mullinville, Kansas,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Passing through Arkansas

This morning we left Memphis Tenessee and drove through Arkansas. Had fried catfish for lunch then stopped at Siloam Spring, AK for the night. Had dinner at the Cherokee Nation's casino in Oklahoma, right at the stateline. It's a little cooler here, finally!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blues City café in Memphis

We had the best BBQ dinner in Memphis tonight at the Blues City Café. Then we went to listen to music in a bar on Beale Street. This morning, we left our wigwam to go visit Mammoth Cave, the largest cave in the world. Then we went on to Nashville for lunch and continued on to Memphis. It's been uncomfortably hot and humid everywhere we have been today.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wigman Motel in Kentucky

Tonight we are staying in a teepee at Wigman village #2! One of the 3 remaining villages, the other 2 are in California and Arizona. We left Indy this morning and drove through Bardstown to visit a bourbon distillery. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Children's museum in Indy

This was taken from the outside of the building. The inside of the museum is pretty cool too.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hot dogs and root beer floats

Today we left Altoona, Pennsylvania and drove through West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. We stopped to visit friends in Indianapolis. Nice to be out of the car for a few days. We had lunch in Ohio at a little hot dog stand on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Dave really needs a haircut!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Entering the US!

After 11 weeks in Canada, we are back in the US! Feels good! Only another 3000 miles to go...

La frite à Brigitte

Last meal in Québec on our way out of the country. Poutine, frites and hot dog "steamé" all dressed. Yum!