We are officially a year behind, having left off during our move southward down the Pacific Coast in October of 2021. In the intervening time we made it to San Diego, toured both coasts of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, wintered in Arizona, attended the huge RV Rally in Quartzite, worked our way back to Washington state, drove the Cassier highway to Alaska, spent five weeks in our northernmost state, and made the journey back to the US. That is a lot of missing posts, and it has become more than a bit difficult to muster the inertia necessary to even start catching up.
One of many roadside shrines in Baja California, Mexico, along the Sea of Cortez. This one had a geocache.
While, with effort, I can live with the no doubt grave disappointment the lack of blog updates must be to our avid readers, what we really miss is the comprehensive record of our travels and the ability to refer back to them for another round of enjoyment or just to clarify some foggy detail. With no exaggeration, we used to check back through the blog at least once a week, which is perhaps more an acknowledgement of our questionable memory than a tribute to our fantastic writing and photography. As the blog becomes increasingly out of date, our ability to use it for such purposes is also lessened.
Tucson, AZ from a nearby hilltop.
My back of the envelope math suggests that the last year’s travels could warrant more than 50 posts at our normal rate, spread unevenly across these eight stretches:
- Southern California
- Baja, Mexico
- Winter in Arizona
- New Mexico to Washington
- Road to Alaska (BC & Yukon)
- Back through Canada
- Minnesota to Florida
Bridge over part of Patagonia Lake in Arizona.
Daunting indeed. To make this psychologically manageable, we are going to skip right to the fifth bullet and start the catch-up process with the still hopefully fresh in our minds journey to Alaska and back. After that, or perhaps even along the way, I will circle back and insert some “retro entries” to cover the missing era. While I generally prefer things told chronologically, I think this method will likely hasten the catching up process.
The amazing geological structures at Bryce National Park, Utah.
In other words: we’re back on the blog, please forgive some holes in the narrative, and we hope to fill them even as we report on our more recent journey.
Sunset at Cliffside RV Park on Whidbey Island, Washington.