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Mi Casita . . delightful

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After a previous road stop where I was served “corporate soup” my wife and I had traveled another 400 odd miles, stopping in the little town of Green River, Wyoming, about which you should know two things. First, this little town has one of the finest authentic, south-of-the-border restaurants we have ever visited,  Mi Casita in downtown Green River.  The lamb …

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Get out of the car, look around and breathe deeply

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On a recent move from Oregon to Colorado,  we made time this trip to visit two Park information centers we had used only for rest stops in the past.  If you spend the time at these two, an amazing wake-up call is in store.  Here’s their impact on us: Craters of the Moon National Monument in southern Idaho looks exactly like its …

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World’s greatest rest stop

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We were traveling across the central Oregon desert in the heat of summer, had not seen a shade tree, much less a comfortable picnic table nor restroom for over two hours. Our rule has always been to keep going till we find the right place, and we did until to our great joy, around the corner in a little charming town we …

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Gift of snow

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We hear warnings on the radio and NOAA confirms cold weather coming. Really cold for our region: nights in the teens, days in the 20s. This is not normal, and the forecast of snow is also surprising. We’ve had sprinklings in past winters, but here we’re looking for inches. We know what to do—we’re from the Rocky Mountains. We go …

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Snow in the mountains, geese swooping In

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There is fresh snow in the mountains — the cat asleep on my new sweater — I hear the “swoosh” of a pair of Canadian Geese coming in for a landing on our pond — there is a fire in our wood stove.  Spring is here on our farm. I delight in these experiences of evolved existence. In our modernized, …

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Traveling and moving in search of . . .

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My wife and I have spent some of our married life looking for, sometimes living in those places we thought would be beautiful, interesting and meaningful.  No one place has been perfect, but each has warmed our souls (those intangible parts of ourselves in search of intangible values) in some special ways. The active search is still adding to a lifetime, increasingly …

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