In January we were fortunate to have a week down in Nayarit, west Mexico, visiting friends Jerry and Linda who had rented a house in Rincon de Guayabitos (about 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta). (We’d say we were escaping a harsh winter for warmer weather, but truthfully winter in southeast Arizona this year has been remarkably mild.) Continue reading West Mexico (Nayarit) – Jan 2018
It probably would surprise nobody that we could turn a four-day cycling trip into a month-long grand driving tour of the western US. 🙂 That’s exactly what we did, driving to and from a Bicycle Adventures cycling “Bend Breakaway” tour, and seeing lots of things along the way. Continue reading Cycling, Birds, Eclipse, and More! – Aug/Sep 2017
Last year on a driving trip to Dallas, we made a whirlwind visit of Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park…and knew we had to return. This May we did, spending a few days in each place so we could truly enjoy the natural beauty, not to mention the birds and wildlife. (And the food, and the beer, and…) Read about the landscapes, birds and other wildlife.
This driving trip of the southwest started out as a planned visit to Las Vegas NV for the Conservation Lands Foundation’s Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous (big name for a gathering of conservation minded folks; we were there representing the Friends of the San Pedro River). It soon turned into a chance to see more national parks and monuments in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah – not to mention visiting cousins Bob and Pam Deichmeister in Prescott, AZ.
In September 2016 we embarked on a week-long driving tour of northern Arizona and southern Utah, joined by our friends Mark & Joanne Guralnick from Brooklyn, NY. While Liza and Joanne worked out all the accommodations, Robert was the daily trip planner (with the help of Arizona Highways and Highroads magazines), with a focus on national parks and monuments. Continue reading Arizona & Utah National Parks – Sept 2016
In August, Liza needed to be in Dallas to see family, so we took the opportunity to visit, at long last, Big Bend National Park in Texas. It’s not exactly a quick stop off the interstate, you have to want to go there, but it is certainly worth the effort. It was a bit silly to have only one full day there, but this was more or less a scouting trip, and we’re definitely going back!
Liza had Mount Rushmore on her bucket list for a long time, so when friends Mark and Joanne Guralnick asked if we wanted to join them on a Bicycle Adventures tour in South Dakota, we said sure! And the main thing to tell everyone…if you haven’t been there, what are you waiting for?
Liza was happy to spend a weekend in Virginia for the wedding of Nick Deichmeister and Linh Hoang. (Nick is the youngest son of her cousin Bob Deichmeister and his wife Pam Ginsbach.) Continue reading More Wedding Bells! June 2015
We have wanted to visit Cleveland for awhile, ever since we heard they had the largest Slovenian population outside of Slovenia. In mid-May we had our chance, and were very happy to visit for the graduation of Richard Wanerman from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. (Richard’s father Rob and Robert are second cousins; their grandfathers Julius Farber and Mark [Farber] Markoff (he changed his name) were brothers.) Continue reading Cleveland Weekend, May 2015
In April Liza had a work trip to Aberdeen MD, so took the opportunity at week’s end to dash up to NY to see friends Mark and Joanne Guralnick in Brooklyn. Robert joined Liza in Baltimore and together we took the train up to NY Penn Station. Continue reading NYC Weekend – Apr 2014