NEW YORK, PRINCETON… BUT MOSTLY “AIDA”

The main reason for this short trip is the performance of AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera. This is something I had been planning long before we left Maui. And now it is coming to fruition. We are finally going to see the "grandest of the grand operas" performed by one of the world's top opera companies.

TRIP TO SANTA FE OPERA: SEDONA HIKE, MISSED “HABOOB” IN PHOENIX

 Two Coffee Pot panorama shots, taken an hour-and-a-half apart... Aug 13, 2015 - Part 4: SEDONA & PHOENIX "HABOOB" We did the Teapot Trail round trip in two hours, roughly between 8:50AM and 10:50AM.  When we started, the temperature was around 85F. returned to the trailhead, it was 96F. Not surprisingly, we were the only car left in …

ST VITUS DAY HIKE ON TOM’S THUMB TRAIL LEAVES MY KNEES NUMB, HEART FULL

HONORING FALLEN SOLDIERS AND OTHER WAR VICTIMS OVER THE CENTURIES Today, June 28, is a very special day in history (JUNE 28, ST VITUS DAY… A MOMENTOUS DATE IN HISTORY).  So this afternoon, while Elizabeth took her kids and grandkids to a circus in downtown Phoenix, I headed up to McDowell Mtns over Scottsdale. This time, …