Road Trip ‘20 … Day 3-5, Dallas

The sun had set over the Dunes. And now, I was going to head southeast to Dallas. I was singing Amarillo by Morning. Twelve more hours behind the wheels. I love driving but this was getting to me. My son and his wife had just bought a new house and we had a house warming…

Road Trip ‘20 … Day 3, The Great Sand Dunes

Sand, Sunset, Sleep, Shouting to God. This was my last day in Colorado. The fourth of the National Parks on my to-see list for this trip. Who knew it would also be a true God moment. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Another hotel and another bed. It was nice, especially knowing that I would…

Road Trip ‘20 … Day Two, the Afternoon

Black Canyon behind me, sun appearing and melting the snow, great breakfast from Starvin’ Arvins … so south I head. My destination, Cortez, Colorado. A tiny little spot just outside Mesa Verde National Park. I weaved between the mountains, stopping for gas and the occasional photo to send back to my lovely. She once asked…

Road Trip ‘20 … Day Two, the Morning

Cold and Alone. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I checked and rechecked the weather … upper 60s and clear … not 25 and snow. But as the hotel worker said, Colorado weather is schizophrenic and you never know what to expect. I brought no cold gear, no beanie, and no base layer. So…

Road Trip ‘20 … Day One (part B)

Chaos in Colorado! So Kansas finally yielded to Colorado, finally. I had been on the road for 23 hours. My first goal was Colorado Springs, a beautiful city at the foothills of the mountains. One of the highlights of the city are its red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods. This spectacle of…

Road Trip ‘20 … Day One – Breaking Curfew

PREFACE: this will be a collection of personal thoughts and practical lessons learned along the way on this seven day road trip. This is Day 1, Part A. It was a stealthy adventure. I took advantage of a lull before my responsibilities go back to full swing in a few weeks. I headed west to…