Another Curve Ball . . .DUCK!

I don’t know why I expect plans to go as scheduled. It hasn’t happened in so long. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing Ping Pong with life and there’s so much English on the ball, I can’t possibly return the serve. Yet I lunge and give it my best shot.

Our plans to explore Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Colorado this summer shifted dramatically when the hubmeister experienced a severe set-back due to high winds, blowing dust and pollen in New Mexico. After an overnight stay in the hospital, he’s been released to his primary care physician in Tucson for a follow-up. And since we don’t want to drive south for a month then take off again, we decided to make the best of it by hanging out in the SonoranDesert’s higher elevations.

So the upside . . . and there’s always an upside to every disastrous event . . .is that instead of searching out new  adventure I now have time to write (you’ve heard these promises before, sigh), work on my gourd art and attempt some creative flair with a box of driftwood I’ve gathered from earlier excursions. Oh yeah . . . and paint some more rocks. No long hikes until fall since I don’t care to encounter slithery creatures lurking on those hot desert trails

As for writing, hopefully you’ve enjoyed my ongoing short story series spawned by my print published anthology, Road Tales. I’m almost done with an eBook version, Road Lore and MORE, which will incorporate the short story collection as well as even MORE myth, lore and back road oddities. The second Dead Men novel is close to sending off to beta readers. I anticipate a release date of June 15th. Even more exciting – my pet project is about to come to life! . . . The Claim Adjuster is an intriguing thriller unlike anything I’ve written. Prepare for a fall release. 

Until next time, I’m positing some photos of my latest escapades. Look for new short stories scheduled during the summer months.

Painted Desert
Hiked a LOT! This is Sabino Canyon, 7 Falls Trail
Sedona – sigh. Hiked a few trails. Must return!
Walks with my buddy. He is getting too old for hiking but still likes to catch a few sniffs on the shorter trails.
Hid some of my painted rocks
Pottery shards at Homolovi State Park. They were everywhere!!! And no . . . I did not take any home but it sure was tempting.
Beautiful Usery Park near Mesa, AZ. LOVE it! And the trails.
Homolovi Ruins
Petrified Forest
Mexican Food and Margaritas!
Gourd craft – decanter for box wine. Oh, yeah 🙂 Want to sell these on Etsy.
Dinosaurs, oh MY!
Standing on the corner . . .
San Felipe Church in Old Town Albuquerque. Built in 1706. Amazing!
View from the balcony of the iconic Painted Desert Inn – now a museum.

 

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About Debra S. Sanders

Debra is an RV nomad, traveling full time with her husband, dog and cat. She writes, hikes, star gazes and loves discovering local lore from America's back roads.

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  1. Bobby

    Your analogies are so well thought out that your fans (us readers) get a real good idea on how you’re feeling and why you feel that way. To your credit, you are always in the game, excited and ready to step up to the plate. Your positive attitude is infectious as is your ability to change directions in mid stride. Oh yeah, your photos are also pretty awesome!

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