An Uncapped Pen

February 18, 2008

If it’s Tuesday, it must be Tehachapi…

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I’m home…it’s been a busy, busy week on the road. I’m working on Chapter 12 as I write this post. Since last week, I’ve been to Murrieta, Inland Valley, Lancaster and Tehachapi (all in California) and then drove back to Las Vegas to pack for another trip. Then we climbed into the truck and drove to Sage, CA to visit family. Then I got up early and drove to Santa Clarita to visit my lovely friend (whose screen name is Angel). She drove us to downtown LA to see the Cathedral. Then she drove us to Santa Monica so I could meet and drink coffee with Tim Hallinan, the author. Then she drove us back to Santa Clarita so I could get into my truck and drive back to Sage…just in time to fall asleep and get up early to hit the road to drive back to Vegas. About 1800 miles, all told.

When I download the pictures, I’ll post about each place and each wonderful experience…. AFTER I finish my draft of Chapter 12.


October 18, 2007

Random Photos from Arizona Trip

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A dry creek bed in Huachuca Canyon, my old house in Sierra Vista, and the Tombstone Cemetery. Just practicing uploading photos.

July 12, 2007

Vacation/Research Trip

Filed under: Travel — cindylv @ 8:37 pm

I took a few days off work and traveled to Southern Arizona last month. I flew into Tucson and drove to Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca. I couldn’t believe how much has changed in the last 13 years. I stayed at the Windmere Hotel (so-so) and spent my days writing/driving/photographing and just soaking in the atmosphere. I even stood outside in the rain just to feel the drops and smell the lush wet desert smell (creosote and sage).

I hiked for a couple of hours in Huachuca Canyon and took approximately 30 pictures of my setting. I visited old friends in the Fort Huachuca cemetary. I drove out to Bisbee, Tombstone and Benson. I ate awful food. I threw my back out and have been hobbling around for two weeks, but it was worth it!

I’m homesick for my high desert town.

I added approximately 4800 words to my manuscript and another 2000 or so in handwriting scribble. I’m calling it a successful trip!

Photos to be posted when I figure out how to reduce the file size.

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