I thought our road trip days were behind us. Our last long trip was driving coast to coast from Portland to New York and back in 2016 (you can review those posts here). When we got back we were exhausted from the fun we had, but also from driving 7,157.5 miles – that is a lot of car time. We both swore “no more”, but as always I got the itch to hit the road. Emerging from the pandemic shut-down Carla surprised me, telling me she also wanted to get out again and see the country. There is just no substitute I have found that allows one to see a lot of the country in a short period of time.
I went looking for trains but found nesting ospreys!
January 19-20, 2020 No trip to Arizona is complete without a trip up to the northern part of the state to watch some trains running on the BNSF Transcon. A good bit of this post is a railfan nerd fest post. Most of my photos along the BNSF transcontinental route are in Flagstaff and Winslow… Continue reading Arizona Trip 2020 – Trains!
Dates: January 18-19, 2020 After Uncle Jake’s memorial service and fellowship at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood, a group of relatives went to lunch. Sally’s sister Betty had a large contingent of grown kids attend the service and lunch: two sons and a daughter along with various of her in-laws. It was… Continue reading Arizona Trip 2020 – Verde Valley
Picture Date: January 4, 2020 Friday I took some pictures around my front and back yards with my new Sony A6600 with an 18-135mm lens. On Saturday it was time to see how it works with trains! My favorite local location for train pictures is was near the entrance to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. There… Continue reading Sony A6600 – Trains