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Monthly Archive for June, 2016

Day #13: Santa Fe, NM

We spent another day enjoying Santa Fe.  Like yesterday, we started the day with breakfast at one of the local eateries, The French Pastry Shop. After this, we returned to the hotel and took Emerson back to the pool, which she really enjoys.  By late morning, we’d changed for the day and picked up the […]

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Day #12: Santa Fe, NM

After a fast pace the past week or so, we mostly chilled today, staying in downtown Santa Fe. We went out for breakfast burritos and then I took Emerson to the hotel’s pool this morning.  For lunch we went to Tia Sophia’s and ate a scrumptious meal of Northern New Mexican specialities. I had a […]

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Day #11: Santa Fe Trail

Leaving Dodge City, we roughly followed the Cimmaron Cutoff route of the Santa Fe Trail southwest through Kansas, the panhandle of Oklahoma, and into New Mexico. Aside from ranching and farming, it’s mostly “a whole lotta nothin” out there. But, it did take us to our final two states (plus a very brief side trip […]

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Day #10: Omaha, NE

As we try to do something meaningful on each leg of the journey, we opted to spend the morning at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha. It’s Nebraska’s top paid attraction and considered to be one of the best zoos in the world. With only a morning to spend there, we merely scratched […]

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Day #9: Badlands, NP

We woke up to a cooler and breezier morning having had a front pass through the prior night. This is what makes summer elsewhere so much more pleasant than it in Florida: variation (and lower humidity). We departed fairly early for Badlands NP. Of all of the NPs we’ve visited on this trip thus far, […]

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