Month: October 2016

Jade Factory, Great Wall, and Lunch – 10/31/2016

October 31, 2016 (Monday) Had to get up, great breakfast at the wonderful breakfast buffet, and then get on the bus to go to the jade factory.           The jade factory was on the way to

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Tiananmen Square/Forbidden City,Beijing, China – 10/30/2016

October 30, 2016 (Sunday) Michael slept better than I did. I woke up a little early but excited to get the party started. We got our wake up call at 6:30 AM, which would normally totally depress me by having

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SFO to Beijing, China – 10/28/2016

San Francisco International Airport to Beijing, China – 10/28/2016   Mike here again.  Edie will be back soon, I promise.  Her massage literally knocked her out.  We got it all together and I can’t believe how lightly I packed.  Nothing

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Preparing for China 10/15/2016 to 10/27/2016

Mike here, still catching up.  The 12 days at home flew by, faster than the flight to China!  We went through our car and luggage and made decisions and packed light.  It was a good week and a half with

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Indio to Prunedale, CA 10/14/2016

Indio, California to Prunedale, California, October 14th, 2016.  Mike here.  Actually sitting in the hotel in Beijing trying to catch up on the blog.  Edie is receiving a 90 minute massage as I write!  So I guess that is a

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Indio, California – 10/12/2016

October 12, 2016 (Wednesday) Today’s activity was we were going to go to Walmart and get Michael’s medication. Before we got there, Michael wanted to show me where he was lost last night. We went to the new Four Seasons

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Indio, California – 10/11/2016

October 11, 2016 (Tuesday) Slept in, did nothing for awhile, then I decided I wanted a “break” from Michael. Since he doesn’t like to go shopping, and I do, I went and did a few things while he stayed home

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Indio, CA – 10/8/2016 to10/10/2016

October 8-10, 2016 Woke up Saturday morning to beautiful blue skies and warm weather. It is quite lovely here. Michael stayed home to work on the blog and I went out to get some groceries. We are excited because we

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San Diego to Indio, CA – 10/7/2016

October 7, 2017 (Friday) Graduation day! Exciting! We got up early and were out the door by 8:00 AM. Way early for us. We went to a local McDonald’s and did our usual travel breakfast, then headed on to the

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Phoenix, AZ to San Diego, CA – 10/6/2016

October 6, 2016 (Thursday) Today was the long drive to San Diego, over 350 miles. Weather was clear, warm and beautiful. Love the dry heat. The terrain was once again varied, from the desert cactus to nothing but huge boulders

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Pinetop, AZ to Phoenix, AZ – 10/5/2016

October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) We wanted to leave early so we could get into Phoenix and see the Capitol Museum before it got too late. We stopped for a McDonald’s breakfast in Show Low, and then some gas at the

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Show Low Bluff Trail – 10/4/2016

October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) Woke up to beautiful blue skies, hardly any wind, and warm weather. Gorgeous day. We did our usual, coffee, breakfast, lazed around for awhile then headed out around 11:30 AM. First stop, Show Low Bluff Trail.

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Rim Trail, Pinetop, AZ – 10/3/2016

October 3, 2016 (Monday) It rained and rained all night. Woke up to mostly blue skies but lots of wind. The temperature is in the mid-60’s so we decided to try a new trail today, in the Mogollon area called

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Pinetop, AZ – 10/2/2016

October 2, 2016 (Sunday) Lazy day until around 11:00 AM, when we decided to go for a hike before the storm hits. As we were driving down the street, I saw something gold in the distance so I asked Michael

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Pinetop, AZ – 10/1/2016

October 1, 2016 (Saturday) We had to get up early because we had signed up for a meet and greet when we checked in last evening. We were promised there would be no sales pitch, and there wasn’t. There were

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