Choosing not to fly commercially, and a return to one of my favorite (and most remote) small towns in America – Branson, Colorado.
What’s the lure of a distant vanishing point on the open road? And why do we celebrate it so much in song and literature? In “Easy Rider,” Peter Fonda says “We blew it,” but they had one helluva good ride. Also, classic French baguettes – a two day event.
Where does the American Road finally end? A short burst of special road trip memories that I knew, someday, would have to be the last legacy of my adventures across this country.
The San Luis Valley – stretching from Taos, New Mexico to Salida, Colorado – is home to the Great Sand Dunes, the Blanca Massif, the birthplace of Jack Dempsey, and more “high strangeness” than you’re likely to find anywhere else in the world. This week, we dip deep into the weird.
Sumptuous, velvety Welsh Rarebit sauce, perfect for a supper on a cold winter night … and some thoughts on why the West, unlike much of the South and Northeast, isn’t very funny.