Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tyrone Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

After setting up at the campground,we decided to explore some of the many shops in downtown Silver City.  Walking the main street of Silver City is like taking a step back in time.

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While walking, we happened upon a poster:

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Tyrone, now considered a ghost town, was a well-financed company mining town devastated by earlier downturns in the copper industry and later by an open-pit mine that razed the town site.  All that remains of the site now is a residential community, containing only homes, a post office and a community center.

We decided to drive the five miles to Tyrone to the event.

We were so glad we did.  The entertainment was excellent, from the western songs to the humorous poetry selections.  We stayed through the afternoon, and wished we had gotten there earlier in the day.

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