On the Road – But Just Barely

I am writing this outside Laredo, Texas, about 600 miles southeast of El Paso, listening to the incessant and haunting calls of a Pauraque. This nocturnal bird is characteristic of the subtropical habitat along the lower Rio Grande. Like several other species with similar ecological preferences, here it is close to the northwesternmost extent of […]

Trials and Tribulations

Our first big step in the retirement transition was turning our current pickup camper over to an RV dealer, in mid-July, to be sold on commission. We spent an exhausting weekend unpacking it and cleaning the interior and exterior of the camper and the truck as they had never been cleaned before. Pickup campers can […]