The First 2,700 Miles

Jeannie and I are now in New Meadows, Idaho having completed 2,700 miles of our journey thus far.  I left Boulder City, Nevada July 2, 2017 and together we left Santa Fe, New Mexico July 17, 2017.  Quite an experience thus far.  We had wanted to continue to the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and on to the Oregon coast.  Then continue south to California.  Extreme forest fires at the Columbia Gorge and Oregon has resulted in unsafe air quality levels due to smoke in much of the northwest and Oregon coast.  We may not continue to Oregon and reroute southeast to Zion and Bryce Canyon National parks in Utah.  We will keep you posted.

Hollingsworth Ranch Revisited

7.17.17 After driving 342 miles north of Santa Fe, Jeannie and I stopped for the night and camped at the historic Hollingsworth Ranch north of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This ranch has an abstract that dates back to 1874 when the ranch home was originally built.  A tunnel from the home to the backyard provided an escape route in case of a visit by unfriendly Indians. Continue reading “Hollingsworth Ranch Revisited”