Friday, November 30, 2018

On the Move


A bad weather forecast for four days of snow in Flagstaff, Arizona
had us on the move from Colorado three days early.
Talk about a mad scramble to pack!



Somewhere on I-40 and Route 66 South
Arizona, USA
November 28, 2018
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
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Terry and I are both past the days when we plow our way
through snow in the wide open spaces of desert lands
and zip through icy mountain passes.



No Place to Be Caught in a Snowstorm
Arizona, USA
November 28, 2018
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved






Dropping 6,000 feet, step one, as we head for warmth and sunshine.
I'll be back as soon as I get some sleep!



Don't Want to Navigate This on Icy or Snow-Packed Roads!
Arizona, USA
November 28, 2018
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved



23 comments:

  1. Love the pictures hope you manage thoughout your snowy days.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! We have safely arrived in Surprise, Arizona, are unpacked, and caught up on our sleep. We missed the wind, snow, and sleet ~ think goodness! I hope all is well with you! Take care!

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  2. Greetings Louise. Hope you have a safe journey. Sorry you was in a rush, but it was for the best. Enjoy your trip. It's sunny here in Chester, UK - I've just been out with Sadie. Good shots, the desert lands look vast. Blessings. Love love, Andrew.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew! We are safely here and missed the storms. The desert is vast, and between Gallup, New Mexico and Flagstaff, Arizona it can be wide open to the horizon for 360º. We're in the land of the cacti now, but it is quite cool (60º F/15.5ºC), sunny, and breezy. We've been swimming outside, but with the breeze today, it's likely too cold. All the best to you!

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  3. I'm already past the days of going through blizzards haha beating the snow is always a win, even if you have to rush. Enjoy no snow!

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    1. Hi, Pat! We are loving no snow! I just have to watch out for tarantulas and scorpions. They are not supposed to come indoors, but I'm shaking my shoes out in the morning just in case. LOL I never want to drive through a snowstorm again! Have a good one!

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  4. I've driven through Arizona in a snowstorm. Not a lot of fun. (And drove through it many times when we lived in ABQ.) It's all about safety.

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    1. Safety for sure, Diane. I spent a long weekend in ABQ some years back. It seemed like a cool city. Have a great week!

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  5. The teepee looks like a tourist trap!

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    1. You're right about that, Sandi! We didn't stop. We passed a number of places like that with teepees, hogans, and other enticements. The Native Americans of the area (Navajo, Hopi, Acoma, etc.) make the most of Indian lands ~ There are a number of big casinos along the route. Have a good one!

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    1. Definitely, Debra! I don't feel as immortal as I used too ~ LOL! I hope that you and your Rare One have been enjoying the weekend. I imagine it's pretty cold in your neck of the woods. My brother-in-law in Calgary was out shoveling when I called this morning. Take care!

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  7. Good idea. I do the same now, I refuse to drive in bad weather. I got stuck on a steep hill one time, praying my brakes would keep me from slipping backwards down the hill...never again! Be safe!

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    1. Just reading this, Rain, makes my heart beat faster. It reminds me of Thirty-three Mile Ridge on the old road to Westport, the outport my family lived in in Newfoundland. You never forget an experience like yours. Fortunately you and Alex have a well-stocked larder and can hunker down in bad weather. Stay warm!

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  8. It's a shame I can't hide in Miami during winter, though SC winter isn't too bad. Depressing, cold, windy, but very little snow.

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    1. I'm thinking depressing means grey skies. I'll never forget the grey skies of eastern winters. I'm glad that you don't have to deal with much snow, Adam! Miami is very nice in the winter, but it's been a long time since I was there in November or December. Stay warm!

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  9. Please take care! It was wise of you to go early! Love the photos! Big Hugs!

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    1. Big hugs back at you, Stacy! We're older and wiser (?) now, and try to avoid any confrontation with bad weather. I remember sliding once down the road after exiting the tunnel that goes under the continental divide in the Colorado Rockies. The car behind us did a 360º spin several times and whipped past us shooting into a big ditch. We managed to stay on the road, but we couldn't stop and went for a very long downhill slide till we came to a flatter area. Terry got the car stopped, and we just sat there shaking for a while until Terry inched the car back on the road for the long and icy incline still remaining. I hate winter travel.

      We saw a bunch of beautiful crows yesterday. They were hanging out in some palm trees by the pool we were swimming in. It's funny to see crows in palms.

      I'm sure you know this, but Debra, She Who Seeks, gave your online Etsy and other site a great shout out! I was delighted to see that!

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    2. I am so happy you were able to stay on the road!
      Aww, you saw my crows! Beautiful. Crows in palms would be funny!
      Debra is a sweetheart!!
      Big Hugs!

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  10. I pray that you have a safe journey.
    happy Sunday

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    1. Happy Sunday, Tanza! Thank you! We made it safely! Have a good one!

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  11. I remember those spots from driving that route a few years ago. Sure looks inviting after glancing at the snow outside. :)

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  12. I just can't picture snow in Arizona!

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