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Five Shots: Off the Grid & Family

Where have I been? Like millions of other people, summertime is for adventures and catching up with family. I have been working hard at revisions for my second novel and forbade myself to blog until they were completed. Additionally, my summer days have been full of grandchildren, reunions, and glamping. Yes, Jim and I are glampers. Too old and spoiled to sleep in tents and on the ground, not a fan of RVs or its parks, so we bought a teardrop camper. It feels like a crime that we have lived in AZ for seven years, and we’ve rarely been to our neighboring states. All those National Parks waiting for us. All those lakes to fish and kayak. Here are some shots of our first glamping experience, a three-night trip to Eastern Arizona to the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains.

Rim Glamping
Cindy Watching the Sun Set
Kayaking Woods Canyon Lake
Blue Heron
Lake Hawley
Kayaking on Lake Hawley
Campsite at Lake Hawley
Herefords at Hawley Lake
Horse and Wild Iris
Monsoon Coming
Clouds over Hawley Lake

Grands and Children and Siblings and an Uncle and Mom. Hope you are getting your fill of family and adventure this summer!


Next week, off to London & Scotland. πŸ™‚Β 


38 thoughts on “Five Shots: Off the Grid & Family”

  1. Rose is talking about glamping too. Doubt she will try it though. She prefers nice hotels or B&Bs.
    Those are some sweet pics. We are heading up to Jasper National Park in Alberta soon – then over to Vancouver Island again. Got my camera ready.


    1. Her photos are awesome. I love Olympia National Park, although I haven’t been there since I was seventeen. Glorified camping is fine by me. I’m surprised Jim and I could fit in it, but it has a shower and toliet and mini kitchen and even a A/C and TV! It’s a step up from camping, and I like it. πŸ™‚

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  2. Great pictures Cindy πŸ™‚ I love not only the pictures of the backgrounds as usual, but also the pictures of your family as well πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great trip to London and Scotland πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

    P.S. I have not forgotten about our Robert Altman post in August, you can expect to hear more about that from me in late July πŸ™‚


  3. The Teardrop looks perfect and now you’ll be able to really enjoy more AZ camping and venture into neighboring states. You’ll love southern Utah, Colorado, and don’t miss New Mexico.


    1. Ingrid, your recent post of the top spots to stay in Colorado inspired me. I plan on using your recommendations when we explore and head north through the state. The Tear Drop is assuredly glorified camping. But it does have a toliet, a shower, mini sink and a king sized bed! So, that works for me for a few days at a time. I spent some time in Taos and want to show Jim how lovely it is. I’ve been collecting brocures…


      1. Consider visiting Bandelier National Monument in NM if you haven’t already. We spent only a couple of hours there when we stayed in Santa Fe and would love to return for a longer visit. Your agile trailer will give you plenty of options to camp that our size doesn’t.

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  4. Reminds me of when we were kids my Dad came home with one of those campers and declared life does not begin and end in this town. We are going to see Australia, all of if, over the next few years holidays. Mostly fun but in bad weather maybe not so much fun. However those memories are very pleasant. πŸ™‚


      1. We’re in a hot spell. Up here spring is short, then summer comes on fast. I am not teaching in the summer, so it is R&R and catch-up time. Nice! Best to you, Cindy.

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  5. Fabulous shots, Cindy! The Blue Heron is aces. Love the trailer, you should venture up to the San Juans sometime, I’ll introduce you to some Orcas.

    Looking forward to seeing England and Scotland now.


    1. Hi there Ted! Thank you so much! I haven’t been to the San Juan islands since I was seventeen. It is on my list, for sure. BTW the last week in May, your rainy season? When is the best time to visit?


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