We hit Iowa (state #22 on our travel across the U.S.) almost immediately after leaving Nebraska City, Nebraska, as we crossed the Missouri River into a sea of flooded fields and farmland. In fact, the roads had just been partially reopened (after repairs from flooding); even the interstate was affected.
This leg of the trip took us up Highway 1 from the Sonoma Coast to the Mendocino Coast. We hunkered down in Fort Bragg — and we mean hunkered down because while this stop was bookended with sunny weather, the middle was filled with a lot of rain from an
Before researching this trip, we knew nothing about Arizona wines; did not even know people could and were growing grapes. But grapes seem to especially like the parts of Arizona’s high desert weather conditions, referred to as the Diurnal Effect — the huge swing in temperatures between day and night. They
One of the most beautiful parks in the United States, and certainly in Arizona, is not even a park, but a national monument. The Chiricahua National Monument southeast of Willcox, at an elevation of 5,400 feet (rising to 7,310 on Sugarloaf Mountain) offers a collection of rock pinnacles (from the