2021 Midwest+RAGBRAI

StJoMo: The Beginning + The Ending

Leaving Kansas, we spent a full week in St. Joseph, Missouri – or as the locals and cool kids refer to it: StJoMo. StJoMo was the location of the beginning of the Pony Express. Here, in 1860, a lone rider left these historic stables (inside and outside views below) carrying...

SE Colorado: Blown Away!

Remember when your greatest joy as a child was to sit in an enormous pile of sand and play the day away? Well, regardless of your current age, we’ve got the ultimate playground for you! Behold … Great Sand Dunes National Park in southeastern Colorado! You’ll be BLOWN...

Taos, NM: All The Feelings

Ahhhh Taos, the epitome of southwestern charm and good vibes! Label us “delighted” to be here! But perhaps you’re having a different sort of day —that is OK, because Taos invokes a wide variety of different feelings, and you’re sure to be covered here! Allow...

Abiquiu, NM: Natural Inspiration

From touristy Santa Fe, we transitioned to the sleepier side of New Mexico in Abiquiu.  But “sleepy” doesn’t mean boring, as we found ourselves sinking into the magic of Ghost Ranch, the creative outpost of celebrated artist Georgia O’Keeffe; and experiencing the mystery and magic of...

Santa Fe, NM: Alternate Reality

Dateline: June 2021. Phoenix is broiling under a heat wave with multiple days at 118. Skies are thick and hazy with smoke from surrounding wildfires. Our sticks’n’bricks house is half torn apart from a remodel that gets more expensive by the hour due to Covid-related supply...