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.
On July 17, we left Santa Fe to begin a 4,000 mile road trip over the next three months. Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and back to New Mexico. Made a recent re-acquaintance with a wonderful gal, Jeannie. She shares my same spirit of adventure. Willingness to seek new experiences. Visit different places. We truly enjoy each other’s company and look forward to the journey ahead.
First leg of the trip towing my Lance trailer is from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Box Elder, South Dakota. We are heading to the land of the Lakota Sioux. To revisit the land where my mother and her family grew up. South Dakota. I will establish residency in South Dakota by naming South Dakota as my new Domicile.
Jeannie and I will have a couple interim stops along the way. Visiting old friends in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And finally catch up meeting a couple of cousins on my Mother’s side of the family in South Dakota.
Sense of Place — recognizing excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity, including support for the protection of historical monuments, archaeological sites, cultural events, indigenous heritage and artistic traditions.
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA — If American pioneers from more than a century ago were to visit Santa Fe’s central plaza today, they would recognize it instantly. The oldest state capital in America considers safeguarding its rich heritage a duty and a passion. The historic downtown and surrounding area protect archaeological sites and cultural authenticity, including the Santa Fe Indian Market, now almost 100 years old and still going strong. Santa Fe’s annual festivals and events place Native American, Spanish, and Anglo heritage front and center, while strong sustainability initiatives also bring the past into the future. Full credit to National Geographic Magazine
I leave for Santa Fe July 1. My journey begins.
I hear there is a place that holds Magic. A place steeped in hundreds of years of tradition and history. A land of beauty and art where a man can get lost in calmness of thought. I will soon head to Santa Fe, New Mexico.