Playing in a church handbell choir wasn’t on the itinerary for our visit to Wichita, but when the need for […]
A Visit to Wichita Was Long Overdue . . .
. . . As in decades, not just years. We have family in Wichita! I grew up nearby! It was […]
More Fun in Kansas City – Treasure Hunters, Baseball World Champs and Jazz Legends
Imagine that you’re having dinner at a friend’s house, along with that friend’s two adult sons. And out of the […]
Need a Reason to Visit Kansas City? Here Are Three.
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the third largest city in Kansas. Say what? Non-Midwesterners are often […]
Lawrence KS – Cool College Town with a Hot, Messy Past
Eight years living in Lawrence and totally oblivious to the town’s turbulent history – how could that be? During the […]
Kansas Road Trip – “There’s No Place Like Home”
Where are you from? When asked, I say that I’m from Colorado, but my roots are in Kansas. I grew […]
Tucson Finale – Quilts, Baskets, Geronimo and . . . Barry Goldwater?
Thanks for coming along on our whirlwind tour of Tucson. A month zooms by quickly these days, especially with as […]
More from Tucson: Defunct Missiles and a Couple of Enticing Canyons
Flashback to the Cold War: thousands of powerful nuclear weapons poised for launch by the U.S. and the Soviets, based […]
Outside of Tucson – Organ Pipes & Downhill Skiing
A day trip from Tucson to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument wasn’t going to happen – it was a three […]
Desert Life, Southwest Art & A Couple of Fires: More Tucson
Is it a zoo, a botanical garden or a natural history museum? The 98-acre Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, with 242 animal […]
Flying Machines Plus Colorful Rocks and Murals in Tucson
We spent a couple of days visiting Tucson a few years ago (click here to read about it) and quickly […]
Miles & Miles & Miles of Trails
The best thing about hiking in the Phoenix area is that you can. Despite being the 11th largest and 9th […]