Oh Santa Fe, your beauty is stunningly adobyingly brown and greenly earthly wonderful!

Santa Fe is such a beautiful city with its adobe construction, low-hanging buildings, and New Mexican greenery.  The sky, the air, the temperature have all been clear and sunny and pleasant, especially in the shade.  Color and art dots the walkways everywhere.    So happy to be in this enchanted city.  The cultural life here is amazing:  galleries, opera, theater, speakers, New Age events, Latin … Continue reading Oh Santa Fe, your beauty is stunningly adobyingly brown and greenly earthly wonderful!

Selfie or No Selfie?

Everyone at the National Parks are taking selfies. They carry giant Selfie Sticks. What would the Buddha say? The Buddha would likely be compassionate, unlike me. I criticize those selfie people all the time! We’re in nature, stupid. It’s about nature, not about you.     What’s wrong with “you people”? But then I remember, whoops. What about my own version of Selfie? I may hate having … Continue reading Selfie or No Selfie?

Frugality on the RV Road: Is it possible?

I’m concerned! Is it possible I have spent almost $800 in my first 10 days on gas, camping fees, food, and camping paraphernalia? The sad story: Gas: $317 (didn’t check gas mileage, but it is typically 11 miles to the gallon, so I covered around 1200 miles this week. Portland to Bryce Canyon National Park in S Utah) Camp Fees: $200 for 7 paid nights … Continue reading Frugality on the RV Road: Is it possible?

Oh Georgia, you’re on my mind!

             What a day today, visiting the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art to see dozens of her wonderful, lusty paintings, and to see a new big exhibit about her contemporaries, some of whom were very influenced by New Mexico as well.    One museum allowed photos, the other didn’t.  These were my favorites. Wonder why I love her work so … Continue reading Oh Georgia, you’re on my mind!

National Park Warning: Humans Overtaking Earth!

I visited S Utah 35 years ago. I had NO IDEA how much the national parks have changed. I fled the Canyonlands, Arches and Bryce Canyon areas after only 4 days last week because I could not stand the crowds. And I mean crowds. Besides American visitors, I encountered busloads of Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Eastern European tourists disembarking from giant buses to take … Continue reading National Park Warning: Humans Overtaking Earth!