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John Rogers
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The Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow — 29th Edition
I t has been cool and cloud, the sun silver ball rising behind the mountain. At 5:36 it is coffee and soon we were off over the mountains for Tao, a little more than an hour away. We climb . On the way we see a hitchhiker and stop. He is from Boston, hiking...

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Spectacular Sun Rises and Pocket Gopher Returns
Coyote Creek, NM Here at the state park the sun has to climb a high hill or small mountain before it sheds its light on our creek below. At first there is only a faint glow in the sky. The clouds floating above the mountain are tinged with pink. But the mou...

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Much Catching Up to Do
I am at a small state park campground, Coyote Creek, in Northern New Mexico.  It is cooler here than down south. I am camping with a friend, Jennifer, who has her own van, a red Dodge Caravan. Leaving Minnesota in late June I made a hurried two-day 1500 mil...

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Well izHere I am in Minnesota
W ell here I am in Minnesota, the state with more than 10,000 lakes and at least 10 billion-trillion mosquitoes.  The bus did well pulling two 12-hour stints to go 1700 miles. Why am I here? Part of the reason is the photo below. The Minnesota United FC soc...

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I Love a Parade
F rom my vantage post two blocks away from Broadway, I made my way in bright sunlight and took a seat at curbside just before the 10:30 parade started. Every year the tiny town of Truth or Consequences its heritage as the only city in North America and perh...

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Time to Start Blogging Again
T his is a post about posting, about intent more than content.  When I began this blog almost three years ago it followed on the heels of the death of Bus Companion, and much of it was written in the months that followed Living in the bus was an experience ...

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Bosque del Apache
I went to Bosque del Apache yesterday,  the 57,000-acre wildlife bird sanctuary near Socorro, NM, to watch the migratory birds roosting there lift off from the water at sunrise to feed.  They are there in large numbers from November to December. More than 4...

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Sunscapes, Sanity, and Migratory Birds
I' ve been lazy lately. The sunsets have been magnificent.  Here are a few scenes at a truck stop, as I entered New Mexico last month. (click to expand.) Ah, but not just on the highways that the sun plays its tricks with the sky. In Truth or Consequences i...

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Tumbleweeds, Sunsets
I t was a peaceful and an uneventful 350-mile trip yesterday, south from Topeka to Oklahoma City, where I picked up I-40 and headed west, stopping at the Cherokee KOA Kamp Grounds last night, about 50 miles west of the state capital that rises above the pla...

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On The Road Again
Topeka Kansas — After a year back east in North Carolina I am on the road again. The days are sunny and warm, the nights cool. It is heartland America. On Sunday There was a fall pumpkin festival here with hay rides, a corn stalk maize, food, and pumpkins a...
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