Westward Ho!

They say there’s nothing quite like travel to expand one’s horizons.  So what did I learn from our recent trip to Arizona? You just never know what’s going to cross your path when you head out of town.

I learned bobcats belong to the genus “Lynx Rufus” after heated debate about just what it was so confidently perched on our wall one evening.

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Looks like your average house cat in this photo, doesn’t it? Trust me, it was not. We think he was lured in by the fountain and who could blame him?

I learned springtime doesn’t mean dogwood blooms and azaleas to everyone:

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I learned there’s such a thing as weekend Hell’s Angels:

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It’s been a long time since my last ride on a Harley, how about you?

I learned to appreciate the splendid aesthetic of Southwest decor particularly the kiva fireplace:

I learned to appreciate the power of one:

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I learned they know how to rock a sandwich in Arizona. Green chile cornbread BLT anyone?

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Or how about a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich with sriracha aioli and sesame green bean salad?

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I learned not to torture myself by venturing into outstanding Farmers’ Markets the day before flying home.

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I learned that a step is a step according to my Fitbit. No credit given for vertical ascents. I think this is a serious defect in the device, don’t you?

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I learned the most divine cocktails can be invented when cleaning out the fridge. What to do with those raspberries? Well, little sister is quite the maestro with a blender. How about this for a beautiful margarita?

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But what to call our newly invented drink? The Bobcat, of course!

And I already knew there’s no place like home, but Max reinforced it while smothering me in abundant Westie kisses this morning.

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And thanks for reading!

Barbara

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About Silver in the Barn

Life in a 1915 farmhouse in Central Virginia. Blogging about whatever happens to catch my fancy - sometimes nonsense, occasionally not.
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157 Responses to Westward Ho!

  1. cat9984 says:

    Beautiful pictures. It looks like a wonderful trip. The bobcat does look like a sweet kitty, but I hope he got his swim while you were all asleep. 🙂

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