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Bean Cakes

Bean Cakes

We’re on the road again when we pass a pull-off with an informational sign … The young couple already there hail from Indiana, appear to be graduate students or young professionals whose parents are visiting from Taiwan.

The Bricks of Aurora

The Bricks of Aurora

Leafing through The Complete Nevada Traveler, Skus happened on the ghost town of Aurora, 27 miles southwest of Hawthorne. We often drive through Hawthorne on our way north, but we aren’t likely to take a 60-miles round trip to a “town” with only “some shallow depressions, a few broken bricks here and there.” Aurora grew so fast after a gold discovery that in 1861 it was named the County seat not only of Mono County but of Esmeralda County, the…

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Dare the Menu!

Dare the Menu!

Did I dare try the avocado-with-chocolate or a sundae-style concoction of durian fruit, “durian” not being in my culinary or horticultural vocabulary?

Joshua Trees

Joshua Trees

I wanted a Joshua tree in our yard.  However, Joshua trees are protected; it’s illegal to dig them up or cut them down. You can’t buy one in the Home Depot garden shop.

Seasons

Seasons

There was always that day when the season changed, when we could say, “This is the first day of fall” or spring. It didn’t have much to do with the calender.