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SINTRA SOJOURNEY: 29 June ’17

A couple weeks ago, we took a train to Lisbon and transferred to another for the half hour ride to Sintra.   For those unfamiliar with Portugal, Sintra is a town on a mountain between Lisbon and the ocean, whose climate,

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Cabo Espichel

We’re finally emerging from the physical and mental cavern that is winter.  In Portugal, winter is the rainy season.  For two months, our whole world sits under a somber gray blanket of rain.  Our sleep at night is disturbed by

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Journal post 9.24.15

We travel south through Oak Creek Canyon, lush, verdant.  A striking contrast to the barren mesas we’ve been seeing.  Same rocks but now covered with plush foliage.  We dropped 2,000 feet and it’s different here.  Then Sedona.  We had a

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Journal post 9.23.15

Grand seems not a grand enough word for the Grand Canyon, but it will have to do.  the focus and highlight of today was magnificent.  The panorama of layers and colors, the perspective of the Colorado River as a thread

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Journal post 9.21.15

What a rigorous in the car day!  We left Cortez toward Monument Valley.  Toured Goulding Trading Post then entered the Navajo Nation Park ($20 for up to 4).  We then took the dirt road to the left for our 15

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Journal post 9.20.15

The tour was exhilarating!  I was nervous about my ability to climb the ladders and live up to any rigors of the caves.  Of course I could do it all and I felt the love within the space directed specifically at

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Embarking on the Grand Circle Day 1-9.17.15

Here it is the fourth entry into this blog and we’ve already gone three weeks without a post.  We were distracted…  Where we’ve been all this time is a long-planned driving tour of the Southwest, covering an estimated 2000 miles

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