(OR THOUGHTS), DEAR FRIENDS,
a valley surrounded by mountains a few miles
east of San Diego. After our whirlwind tour of
attractions in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona
we were pooped and needed to mix relaxation
with sightseeing, dining and shopping.
the trip that I met and fell in love with
a California girl named Maggie.
affectionate German Shepherd mix
owned by our hosts.
nicknamed "The Del." It's the Hotel Del Coronado,
a luxury beachfront hotel that opened in 1888.
In the late 1950s, "The Del" was used as a
filming location for Billy Wilder's hit
comedy movie Some Like It Hot.
we took in July when we visited
the Hotel Del Coronado and other
scenic spots around San Diego.
inside "The Del." (Reminded me of my
youth at the other "Dell.")
Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace.
during our stay in Sabino Canyon
and other areas around Tuscon.
stately Saguaro and other species
of cacti were on display.
For the third time this trip our plane
touched down in a Texas city.
area and I'm pretty sure
I spotted JR and the