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I’m Back!!!

This is Lane. In November 2014, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. That’s why the blog has been so quiet this year.

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Red Rock Scenic Byway


The best way to absorb the wonder of Sedona’s renowned vermilion rocks is to drive the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Although only a brief 7.5 miles in length, this portion of State Route 179 contains sufficient natural beauty to be designated an All-American Road. In other words, it represents the U.S. and is a worthy destination in and of itself.

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Hidden Gems: Albuquerque’s Elena Gallegos Park

Some cities take up vertical space. Albuquerque is not one of them. Instead, Duke City expands, like an elasticated waistband on Thanksgiving, into the largely empty, surrounding land. The city’s horizontal nature allows inhabitants to make good use of its skies—whether through ballooning or simply stargazing. The disadvantage is that it’s easy to feel as if Albuquerque is an endless corn maze and you’re a lost kid. However, there are some pockets of calm, like Elena Gallegos Open Space.

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