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About bauernfeind

NYC Born 27 years USAF retired Major 21 years teaching/17 in a high school now retired

Guadalupe Mountains

We left the El Paso KOA on Tuesday just ahead of a blowing dust and wind advisory was to take place.  I had driven through one such event years ago driving from Tucson to Phoenix.  Tumbleweeds the size of a … Continue reading

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Desert Trails

It seems like a million years ago, returning from my first tour in Vietnam, I was stationed here at Davis Monthan AFB, in Tucson Arizona. I worked in a squadron outfitting new classes of pilots with their gear every few … Continue reading

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Time and Again

I can remember not too many years ago in a meeting with school administrators, telling them my belief that computers would soon be in use by everyone and even the schools would have websites with teacher and parent interaction available. … Continue reading

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California Sunshine

One of the things Monica and I keep in mind throughout our travels, is a search for a place where we can live for a part of the year; we would like a place in a couple of areas.  Perhaps a small … Continue reading

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What Happens In Vegas …

Yea that happened, but more importantly we got to spend just a little time walking the streets of Vegas for a few hours.  We stayed at Nellis AFB FamCamp, home of the Thunderbirds, and enjoyed the sunsets for the three days … Continue reading

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Grand Views—Grand Weather—Grand Canyon

We could not have come at a better time for the most beautiful weather making for the bluest skies imaginable.  If there is a negative at all it is the thinness of the air at more than 7,000 feet – … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest/Painted Desert

Finally in Arizona, one of our primary stops along the way is to see the Grand Canyon, but along the way we stopped in Holbrook Arizona for a few nights while we visited the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. It’s … Continue reading

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