Category Archives: Trip 2012

Thanks Buddy!

Yes, 8353 miles up, across, down and back we wound our way in a meandering circle around the US and home again. What started out as just a lark of taking “Flat Hagrid” along as a chuckle proved to be … Continue reading

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Home Again Home Again!

Well…finally we were home! We were greeted  with glee by Leia- but she had bonded so well with Haley that she was briefly confused of her loyalties. I guess that speaks well for my niece- not only was she an … Continue reading

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Back to North Carolina!

After the marathon drive we crossed the TN/NC border and Hagrid demanded we stop for a welcome back to NC photo! We made it to Asheville just in time to see our friend Rena’s art installation Let Color Be Itself … Continue reading

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Headed East

Due to the back-tracking we were a little behind schedule and we needed to get back to Asheville, NC for our friend Rena’s art installation before it closed. We left Columbia, MO in the wee hours of the morning for … Continue reading

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Columbia, MO

We did a little back tracking and headed to Columbia, MO to visit our friend Paul- who had just come back from a hiking and fishing trip to Alaska. Thanks for the fresh halibut dinner Paul! Hagrid passed on gallery … Continue reading

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Collinsville, IL

Cruising by the Arch in St. Louis we crossed the Mississippi River just to the other side to visit our friends the Levys. What a welcome! Abe- the dog greeted us at the driveway and Mark immediately shuttled us back … Continue reading

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Elk City, OK

After miles and miles of flatland driving across the panhandle of Texas we headed into Oklahoma. We decided to call it a day and make a stop in Elk City, OK for the night. To our surprise there was another … Continue reading

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Amarillo, TX

Coming down from Santa Fe headed to Amarillo, TX we had only two stops in mind- Cadillac Ranch and Beetle Ranch…As soon as Hagrid heard both stops involved cars he was on board! Sitting in the middle of a field … Continue reading

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

We skirted Albuquerque, NM to head to artsy Santa Fe. Hagrid was serenaded on the town square, danced a chorus line outside an upscale gallery- but he wasn’t allowed into the Georgia O’Keefe Museum!  

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Taliesin West

Having visited Taliesin East in Green Spring, WI we had to swing by Taliesin West- Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio in Scottsdale, AZ. While the terrain is quite different the low profile and blending with nature is very … Continue reading

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