Budget notes

Some Things I Never Knew

It has been a couple of months now since Arizona.  Allow me to share a few things I learned while visiting with the Schwamborn’s.  Evenings included Pee Wee’s sharing of the Byam-Schwamborn history and the things of which Airstream was made.  Pee Wee has given custodianship for many historical items …

Abandoned gas station on the mountainside

More Than A Desert State

The Arizona sky is beautiful at sunset, even on a cloudless evening when admired in the windows of roadside abandonment.   When I arrived at the Schwamborn’s home the stars were vivid with the air chilled and clear. Pee Wee and Susan are the sweetest and most hospitable of hosts. …

Historic Route 66

Never Trust a Street Donkey

After leaving Area 63 I drove east to Arizona to visit the Schwamborns.  Pee Wee suggested I detour at the California border for Oatman and a stretch of the old mother road, Route 66. At Needles, California, I turned north and followed the signs.  Seemingly God-forsaken in the middle of …

Elvis at Area 63

Elvis and Area 63

Last week I jumped on a plane and headed towards Elvis.  He is now in the care of Uwe Salwender at Area …

young elk bull

The Elk of Cataloochee Valley

The Bambi is always ready to roll on a moment’s notice. Add perfect weather with a well-timed opportunity and a quick weekend getaway …