Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Traveler’s Hunt Now Home

There are things that captivate you when you travel. Little minute details you try to recreate over and over at home either to remind you of that place or because in whatever way it’s an improvement. When I was in Italy in 2008, I fell in love with Italian wines. It was partially because I […]

Portrait of Arizona and a Stop at La Posada

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s probably not surprising that I did eat a lot of meat while in Arizona. Arizona is one of those places that you imagine to be one small, dusty town after another. In driving from Vegas to Flagstaff, we stopped at a shack along the road advertising their […]

The Horseman’s Lodge

There’s something about meat in the desert landscape. The barrenness of the world makes you crave it. You think about the intensity of flesh and the satisfaction you will have once you get it. It might have something to do with the blatant force of heat and extremes. My recent trip to Arizona was no […]

Playing Tour Guide: The Watts Towers

Back to the blogging mysteries… One of the reasons why I didn’t update the blog at all in May was because I was having too much fun playing tour guide. One of my Scottish friends and frequent partners in traveling crime, Alyson, came to visit for three weeks and I wanted to make sure that […]

Blogging Mysteries

So why hadn’t I updated my blog? I ran through the options in my head: 1. I was working more? 2. I had more social obligations? 3. I was traveling more? 4. I was spending time doing more writing elsewhere? All of these seemed like logical questions and maybe it was a combination of the […]