GOODBYE 2018, YOU WERE SWELLEGANT​.

2018 NEVER STOPPED GIVING 2018–AKA #vagabondlife #swellegantvagabonds–went something like this: Twenty nights in Winslow, 117 in Yucca Valley, and 228 split between hotels, motels, and AirBnB. Hotel Pepper Tree was our most frequent stay and we stayed in several AirBnB locations more than once. The only states we stayed in were California, Arizona, Tennesee, and…

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A DAY AT THE LAKE WITH NEW FRIENDS

Sometime between 5:50-6:00 in the morning, I woke to coffee brewing and bump sounds in the garage.  Within seconds I remembered it was Saturday, lake day and picture taking day.  Lori and her new friends Aaron and Robert were shooting a feature on Bondorella for the Hagerty Classic Cars series, “Why I Drive.”  5:30am, maybe…

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JUST CRUISIN’ CAR SHOW

Friday Over two hundred vehicles gathered for Winslow’s 24th annual, “Just Cruisin’ Car Show.”  Cars and trucks trickled onto the blocked streets beginning Friday morning.  By late afternoon the drivers were on the poker run to be back before the moonlit Cackle Fest.  As the nitro fumes dissipated and ears rang, the crowd paraded to First Street…

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WINSLOW FLASHBACKS

Winslow Window Photos While sorting old photos and a few recent ones sent to us by friends visiting  Winslow, we stumbled on a bunch of old ones from FB & IG. Here are a few window shots from before paint and trim work, back when Aiden and Ava were little kids! If you have photos…

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FREE RANGE UPDATE

Life on the Free Range According to the pictures found on egg cartons, Free Range chickens are happier.  So why not humans?  It turns out we are.  September twenty-ninth marks the one year anniversary of our vagabond lifestyle and we like it! Vagabond chickens are right. The plan was to settle somewhere within a month of…

MOTOR PALACE LOOK BACK

We’re taking a look back to when we purchased the Motor Palace, the former Jennie’s site and some of the progress we’ve made. Jennie’s building One of our first projects was replacing the roof on the old Jennie’s Bar building next door.  Water and animals flowed freely and it was forty to fifty years old.  During the…

BACK to GOOGLE (for awhile)

DELETE FILES / RESET HOSTING Don’t ever do this! We did a payed migration of our web hosting to CPanel (whatever that means) about a year ago. It didn’t go well but things still worked. The problem was we would get warnings we were running out of space etc. so a decision was made to…

Winslow Week!

Yesterdays Work Winslow Arizona is 16° as I write this but will be in the mid 50s later. The important thing is it’s warm inside, I have a working coffee maker, and delicious coffee from Mojo Coffee here in Winslow. Coffee kitchen Where I’m sitting right now with fresh darker paint on walls. Morning sun…