November 28 - 30, 2017

Today we traveled from Safford to Tucson (204 km). Here we met Stefan and Edith again. The picture shows some rocky hills at the rest area at Dragoon.

Today my MacBook Pro didn't started at all. I went to the only Apple shop in Tucson to repair it. But I got the imformation that the six years old 17" MacBook can't be repared anymore. Thereofre I had to buy a new 15" Macbook Pro. The next few days I need to migrate the data to the new computer.

November 27, 2017

Today we visited the largest copper mine in the USA the Morenci Open Pit Copper Mine (87 km). It is just amazing how big such a mine is. Whole mountains are beeing replaced.

November 26, 2017

Today we stayed at the campground in Safford. My Macbook Pro started with strips on the screen and shut down by itself. The picture shows how the welcome screen looks like.

November 25, 2017

Today we traveled from Springerville to Mollogon Ghost Town and Mine and then to Safford (306 km). Since I wanted to see a ghost town we drove to Mollogon. But it's not really a ghost town anymore. People bought the old ruins and renovated them and live there now. The ghosts are gone! The picture shows one of about three buildings which are not renovated yet.

November 24, 2017

Today we traveled from Silver City in New Mexico to Springerville in Arizona (256 km). On the way, we visited the Catwalk in the Whitewater Canyon at Glenwood. It was a nice hike up this canyon. The picture shows a situation from the catwalk.

November 23, 2017

Today was Thanksgiving Day in the USA. We celebrated it by doing nothing during the day and having a Thanksgiving dinner at the historic district of Silver City in the evening. Before that, we walked through the historic district where I took the picture of this building in Adobe style.

November 22, 2017

Today we visited the City of Rocks State Park and the Santa Rita Copper Mine Overlook (126 km). The overlook at the active open pit copper mine was closed. Never the less we could see how big such a mine can be. The picture shows a part of the City of Rocks. There is quite a big field of such volcanic rocks at this place.

November 21, 2017

Today we stayed at the campground in Silver City and did some work. In the later afternoon we went shopping. On the way back I took the picture of the sunset.

November 20, 2017

Today we traveled to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and back to Silver City (142 km). The road was small, winding and went up and down. But the Cliff Dwellings were interesting. The Indians build housings into 6 caves. My picture shows the rock formation where the dwellings are.

19. November 2017

Today we traveled from Alamogordo to Silver City (295 km). The storm of Friday is over and the weather is nice and warm at the places we want to go. Even it is now a bit cooler as in the previous days. But I still wear shorts and t-shirts. We traveled to Silver City because in the region are some points to visit. The picture shows the landscape at Whitewater about 50 km before Silver City.

November 18, 2017

Today we went hiking in the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park (24 km). We hiked 1.5 miles up the Dog Canyon National Recreation Trail. The trail went up very steep but as soon as we reached the first plateau we had a nice view over the Tularosa Basin. The picture shows some mountains of the Sacramento Mountains which form the Dog Canyon.

November 17, 2017

Today we stayed at the campground in Alamogordo. The weather is better here than in other places we want to go. Therefore we will have some easy days here in Alamogordo. The picture shows the office building of our campground and the Sacramento Mountains behind it.

November 16, 2017

Today we stayed in Alamogordo. The weather here is nice warm and sunny. But we went to visit the White Sands National Monument (24 km). My picture shows some of the white sand dunes.

November 15, 2017

Today we stayed at Alamogordo. The weather was sunny and warm. We walked one block around the campground. And since there is a Walmart we went to do some shopping. At sunset, the sky showed again some nice clouds as my picture shows.

November 14, 2017

Today we traveled from Carlsbad to Alamogordo (209 km). The weather is better here. It has more sun and it's warmer. On the way, I recognized a special cloud over us as my picture shows. I think I have never seen such an interesting cloud formation.

November 13, 2017

Today we stayed at the campground in Carlsbad in New Mexico. We had an easy day. The picture is from our yesterday's hike. This place is called the Hiker's Staircase. It's a bit more difficult to climb it up as it looks like. And you have to climb up in order to get to the Devil's Hall.

November 12, 2017

Today we traveled to the Guadalupe Mountain National Park (116 km) and back. Here we did a 7 km hike to the Devil's Hall. This is a small natural canyon formed by the Pine Spring River. To get here one has to climb up the rocks in the dry Pine Springs Riverbed and the HIker's Staircase. The picture shows the Devil's Hall.

November 11, 2017

Today we traveled from Odessa in Texas to Carlsbad in New Mexico (309 km). On the whole way, we saw oil drilling towers, oil pumps, and other oil facilities. And it was a sunny and warm day. After we arrived in Carlsbad we experienced a wonderful sunset as my picture shows.

November 10, 2017

Today we traveled from Sonora to Odessa (266 km). First, we visited the caverns of Sonora. It was a 1.5 hour and 3 miles long tour through the caverns. There were very nice calcite crystal formations as my picture shows. Since the weather is still better in the west we drove to Odessa. The landscape was flat and we passed many oil fields.

November 9, 2017

Today we traveled from San Antonio to Sonora (338 km). The weather is better in the west. Therefore we traveled westwards. But before we left San Antonio we went to visit the Mission Espada. Someone told me that there are five missions around San Antonio. Mission Espada should be the most beautiful one. My picture shows the church of Mission Espada.

November 8, 2017

Today we stayed in San Antonio. The sky was gray and the temperature troped to 13 °C. Yesterday it was around 35 °C. It feels cold today. After cleaning our motorhome we went to visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The picture shows the RIverwalk after sunset.

November 7, 2017

Today we traveled from Laredo to San Antonio (271 km). We were in Laredo because we wanted to drive to the Gulf of Mexico. But this morning the weather forecast predicted bad weather for the next week at the Gulf. Therefore we changed our plans and drove to San Antonio. But first, we drove into the old part of Laredo to see the San Agustin Plaza. I was here many years ago and wanted to see it again. For me, it's a typical Mexican place as my picture shows.

November 6, 2017

Today we traveled from Del Rio to Laredo (301 km). In the morning, the weather was foggy, very humid and 24 °C. Therefor we decided not to visit the lake but travel further. Later the sun came back and the temperature rose to 30 °C. We traveled along the border to Mexico but never saw the Rio Grande. But we saw a lot of border controls. The landscape was different than during the last weeks. Here it was very flat and everything was green. There were a lot of bushes and even trees. We saw pecan nuts orchards. The picture shows a bit how the landscape looked like today.

November 5, 2017

Today we traveled from Fort Stockton to Del Rio (304 km). First, we did some sightseeing in Fort Stockton. This town has an interesting history. My picture shows the tourist information building. Then we drove to Del Rio. The landscape was flat and there was not much to see. Here in Del Rio is a big barrier lake. We will see it tomorrow.

November 4, 2017

Today we traveled from the Rio Grande Village in the Big Bend National Park to Fort Stockton (243 km). On the way, I took the picture of the prominent rock formation Nugent Mountain in the Big Bend National Park.

November 3, 2017

Today we traveled from Terlingua across the Big Bend National Park to the Boquillas Canyon and from here to the Rio Grande Village (83 km) where we stayed for the night. We did two hikes one into the Boquillas Canyon and one at the Rio Grande Village. The picture shows the Rio Grande flowing into the Boquliias Canyon. This time Mexico is on the right side and the USA is on the left. Again we were only about 10 meters away from Mexico.

November 2, 2017

Today we traveled through the Big Bend Ranch State Park until Presidio (108 km) and back. The very windy road led us along the Rio Grande which is the border between the USA and Mexico. It was interesting to see how close these two countries in this region are. We never saw any border control. The picture shows one such landscape.

November 1, 2017

Today was our laundry and office day. For this, we stayed at the campground in Terlingua. The picture is from yesterdays journey into the Big Bend National Park. It shows the Rio Grande which is the border between the USA and Mexico. There where the cows are is Mexico. The cut in the rock formation in the background is the Santa Elena Canyon, from where I showed a picture yesterday.

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20.01 | 23:20

Hallo Mario,
Danke für deinen Kommentar. Ich denke oft an die Zeit mit dir in Lima. Uns geht es gut. Wir wohnen wieder in St. Gallen und können wegen Corona seit einem Jahr nicht mehr reisen. Bis bald

19.01 | 23:43

Hallo Erwin, wie geht es Dir und Katharina, ich hoffe gut. Bin nach langer Zeit in Deine Webseite gegangen und hier habt wirklich eine schöne Zeit als "Nomaden" verbracht. Wir bleiben in Kontakt.

26.09 | 11:47

Danke, dass euch unsere Band TEARS FOR BEERS am St.Gallerfest 2018 gefallen hat und wir es auf eure Homepage geschafft haben.

12.05 | 17:39

Danke für deine immer interessanten Berichte. Ich wünsche gutes Gelingen und einen starken Durchhaltewillen. En Gruess

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