San Antonio!

I scanned the hotel breakfast spread in Fort Stockton, TX and knew I was getting close to familiar territory.  There, amongst the breakfast burrito fixins on the “Continental Breakfast” spread was a Louisiana staple- Community Coffee!  Oh, how it’s the little things in life that can bring a smile to your face 😊 I would’ve... Continue Reading →

Big Bend National Park

Named after the huge U-turn in the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park is in a remote section of southwest Texas.  With only two, mostly desolate roads to access the park, it’s not a place you stop by on your way to somewhere else.  Whether staging out of the towns of Marathon or Alpine, it... Continue Reading →

Cousins and Aliens

From Holloman Air Force Base, I continued north on US-70, skirting the edge of the Sacramento Mountains to where it merges with the Sierra Blanco Mountain Range, to a town called Ruidoso, NM.  I had planned to travel straight to Carlsbad to see my cousins, Scott and Julie, and the town's famous caverns, but it... Continue Reading →

White Sands National Park

Two of the most relaxing feelings in the world, in my humble opinion, are lush green grass, or soft granules of sand, under my feet.  There is just something visceral about these natural, multi-component elements making the connection between the foundation of my body and the ground. Perhaps because neither are solid, I feel like... Continue Reading →

Navy Family and the 3rd Corner

Family.   It’s a strange concept.   Traditionally, old Mr. Webster has defined it as a group of people with common ancestry.  Over the years, the word has taken on a more expansive meaning, encompassing a group of people with a common affiliation.  Coming from extremely strong family roots, I don’t use the word lightly.  In fact,... Continue Reading →

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