Tag Archives: Darcy McClain

Australia: Port Douglas—Part 3 

By day four in Port Douglas, I was getting antsy for a change of scenery. I’m not much of a shopper and I don’t load up on purchases at the beginning of a trip, especially if it means buying more luggage, and we still had three weeks of travel ahead of us. And I’m definitely not much of a lounger—beach, poolside, or even at a sidewalk café. But on day four I found myself doing all four. I told myself it was a good way to refuel, but I wasn’t convinced. Continue reading

A Southwest Glossary: Geographical Terms M to T

Mesa
In Spanish, the word means “table.” A mesa is an elevated area of land with a flat top and steep slides. Mesas rise sharply above the surrounding landscape, and the top of the hill is usually capped by a rock formation. Photo: Abiquiú, New Mexico.

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2017: Happy New Year!

When I stopped posting to my blog in early 2016, it was never my intention to be gone this long. I even hate to admit how long it has been, but not every year turns out the way you had planned. But I’m back and thrilled to be posting again. So from the three of us, Pat, Darcy, and Bullet, we wish you, our readers and blog subscribers, the best in 2017. Continue reading