FISH BAIT

The Lore: Crazy Woman Camp, Why, AZ In the far reaches of southern Arizona, just north of Organ Pipe National Monument, lies the tiny hamlet of Why. Little more than a wide spot in the road, the town’s main attraction is a rustic market and gift shop -  aptly named “The Why Not Store”. One … Continue reading FISH BAIT

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Unmarked Graves

The Lore Old Mortimer Cemetery, Mortimer, NC Mortimer, North Carolina was a thriving logging town in the early 1900’s. Close to 800 families settled there to work at the Ritter Sawmill but  over-harvesting of trees followed by a 20” rainfall in one day created the perfect conditions for a flood that wiped out the community. … Continue reading Unmarked Graves

What does KY Warming Gel, Preparation H and Cowboy Hats have in Common?

Each product was part of an interesting conversation at the high traffic tourist stop where I work near Bryce Canyon. Hubs and I decided to "workamp" this summer. For those not familiar with the term it describes seasonal or temporary workers who live in their RV. In exchange for hours worked, we receive a wage, … Continue reading What does KY Warming Gel, Preparation H and Cowboy Hats have in Common?

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words . . .

I've been playing hard and loving every minute of it. Great hiking in the Arizona desert, spectacular views - as always. We're camped near Salome, between Quartzsite and Parker, visiting friends. They brought along their Quads so we've had some great rides through the washes and over mountain passes, and exploring an old mine. Found some … Continue reading A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words . . .

Camping in the Midst of Dwarf Palmettos . . . with BIGFOOT!

I’ve heard about the unique beauty at Palmetto State Park in Texas for years so it was exciting to finally fit in a short stay as we journey to our winter destination in Arizona. Since we were pressed for time, I hit the hiking trails as soon as camp was set up and Terry was … Continue reading Camping in the Midst of Dwarf Palmettos . . . with BIGFOOT!

The Legend of Tate’s Hell

Florida is commonly associated with sandy beaches, scintillating condos and hotels lining the coastline and Disneyworld. As with most states, what first comes to mind is only a small part of what lies between the boundaries. After completing a stint in Florida during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew as a contract housing inspector for FEMA,, the hubs … Continue reading The Legend of Tate’s Hell