Friday, September 28, 2012

NV to OR

We stopped at Williams AZ and spent a day at the Grand Canyon. When we looked for the pictures all we found were videos. We did stop on the way home and watched the Imax presentation on the Grand Canyon and it was very good.

Next stop was Las Vegas TT. It was way too hot this time of year. My nephew and his son came for dinner but I didn’t get any pictures. I am still getting grief from my Mom and Sister over that one. I went to lunch with Brenda a classmate of mine.


We did have a great visit and lunch.

Our next stop was the Miller’s Rest Stop on Hwy 95 west of Tonopah. One of our favorite places for an overnight stay.

Miller's Rest Stop NV (3)

They have an area for RV’s to park for the night. 

Next day we stopped in Reno for fuel and on the way out of town we smelled something hot and it turned out to be the disk and rotor on the drivers side. We pulled over and were trying to decide what to do next when the NDOT stopped to see if we needed any help. He was nice to stay with us until it cooled and it seemed everything was working like it should. We drove on up the road to a place he told us about that we could stop and check it again without getting clear out of town. Everything seemed OK so on we trekked up the road to the Wal-Mart in Susanville, CA.

In the pine trees and cool nights at last.

It was a beautiful drive from Susanville to I-5 then scooted into OR. We parked at the Medford Eagles and called Dick & Marla. Went to dinner at the Hometown Buffet and had a great meal and visit.

With a stop in Grants Pass at Henderson’s we finally made it to the Coquille Elks. Dick’s Mom lives in Myrtle Point and we will be spending a week here.

They have done some landscaping since we were here last. I must say it does look fantastic.

New View

Another shot of the Elk from our front door.

Elk 2

The END!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Santa Fe & Tramway

We started our day at the visitor center.  They advised us to go and tour the capitol building and the art work that is displayed there.


We walked trough and enjoyed the art work in the capitol building.


This is the Rotunda.


This is a Kateri Tekakwitha 1656-1680 She is the first Indian of North America to be promoted to a Saint.


This is the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi and Saint Kateri stands in the left corner of the grounds. This church was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886 on the site of the old adobe church.


This is the small chapel on the North side that was kept from the old church.


Reredos with St. Francis surrounded by saints of the New World.


Central Park in Old Town Santa Fe.


Time to eat and this restaurant was recommended by someone who stopped to ask us if we needed some help. We were pouring over the map we got from the visitor center. I am glad we took his suggestion we had a wonderful lunch.

Our route home was on the west side of the mountain. We stopped at the Sandia Peak Tramway. What fun we had.



The top of the tram was up there in the cloud.


View from the tram.


Wonderful rock formations.


A tramway worker rides on top on his way home. What a way to travel.