U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: Colorado and Kansas or We are Getting Tired of Makings Stops

We did not make much of an effort to find sites (other than for gas and food) at which to stop for Colorado and Kansas. I found Colorado’s landscape refreshing after the barrenness of most of the other states.  We saw a brick road in Kansas although of red brick. I think that building is… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: Colorado and Kansas or We are Getting Tired of Makings Stops

U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: Goodbye, San Diego

When not at the zoo or hotel or running a mini, we visited Ocean and Dog Beach, Mission Beach (first two photos), and La Jolla cove (the rest of the photos). We briefly stopped at the beach there but decided Mission Beach was nicer so went there instead. Mission beach was the nicest, but we… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: Goodbye, San Diego

U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 2

 “Hi, Sven!” “Hello, Mumford.” This jaguar rolled around and stretched right by the edge for several minutes which was quite fun. See the tongue peeking out? This cheetah jumped up when he/she saw a tour truck and came right up to look at it and then ran along the cage following it. The cheetah was… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 2

U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 1

We arrived in the cold and rain and bought rain ponchos and hopped on a bus tour. Soon after the tour ended, weather changed for the better, and we walked around the zoo and took the shuttle bus for most of the day. So many animals were quite active, and we saw quite a few… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 1

U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: New Mexico

We stayed the night in Santa Rosa, NM (which my siblings dubbed Radiator Springs) rather than in Albuquerque in order to have some time to spend in the latter city. Before heading to Albuquerque, we stopped at Blue Hole which is an extremely small, deep pool, great for divers; the site is decrepit. While driving… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: New Mexico