A Very Long Day

Sunrise on a Very Long Day

On the road in Utah before the sun comes up and still driving through Kansas 5 hours after it goes down makes for a very long day! We were headed home from visiting our daughter and granddaughter in Turlock, and had one more night on the road and then one more day driving. A short … Read more

Road Trip: Gallup, NM

Train at the Continental Divide

The best green chili I’ve ever had was at the el Rancho restaurant in Gallup, New Mexico. First recommended by my friend and colleague Brent Thompson almost 20 years ago, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy their chili at least 1/2 dozen times and can report it’s still as good as ever! It is also very … Read more

Chocolate Dala Rudolph

Chocolate Dala Rudolph

I wanted to make something for dessert and I decided on a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. But I didn’t want to make a full sized cake. So I searched for miniature yellow cake and found a wonderful recipe! With minor modifications, that’s the cake I made. Next, what to bake it in? I knew … Read more

Southwest of Denver

The Golden Hour

Here are a few shots from a trip to Denver we took early in November. The pictures were taken along the Lariat Loop Trail, which we picked up in Morrison. Our first stop was at Red Rocks, scene of many wonderful memories over the past 30 years. It’s hard to resist taking a break alongside … Read more