Motor Palace 2013

Road trip time! Over the two years we’ve owned the Motor Palace, we’ve never stayed more than a couple of days at a time, and even though we have a great contractor, completing our “motel room” is taking forever because we’re not in Winslow to make choices.

Crystal Cove Cottages

Disclaimer: There are no cars or motorcycles in this post, but there is a wonderful adventure! Around the time I started shooting for NBC in Orange County, I covered the story of Crystal Cove and fell in love. In the 1920s a group of people started “tenting” in the Irvine-family-owned cove. The “covites” struck a…

From the Desert to the Sea…

This picture has nothing┬áto do with our latest road trip, but it’s the first time I’ve had Bonderella and my chrome Sporty together for a picture! Kinda funny how the bike makes my truck look dull! The photo op came about when we brought Sporty to the shop for a little pre-adventure lovin’ thanks to…

Day Trip-pin’…

Let me just say… food poisoning sucks. If you’ve had it, you know what I’m sayin’, and this is the second time this year for me! Argh. So after three days suffering in the house, my feller took me out on a much needed post-yuck-fest, post-Dia de los Muertos adventure. Woo hoo!! A Day Trip!…

Route 66: Gallup, NM to Seligman, AZ

Day 19 – 4742 Miles GALLUP, NM to SELIGMAN, AZ – 281 Miles I woke up bummed. Vacation was coming to an end and our final time on the road would be spent doing the familiar. The thrill of discovery would be gone. Boy! If only I’d known what lay ahead! We began the day…

Route 66: Elk City, OK to Santa Rosa, NM

Day 17 – 4095 Miles ELK CITY, OK to SANTA ROSA, NM – 372 Miles Brian and I both awoke salivating for New Mexico-styled grub… with lots of chiles, our culinary staple. So instead of taking the slow road through the rest of Oklahoma and Texas, we blasted out of Elk City, jumped on the…

Route 66: Chelsea, OK to Elk City, OK

Day 16 – 3723 Miles CHELSEA, OK to ELK CITY, OK – 306 Miles Picture this. A humid yet cool morning with overcast skies. You fire up your bike and the heartbeat of the 45 degree twin courses through you. You climb on and pull out of the charming roadside motel onto the Route, just…