The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A Leave of absence Leads to a Most Memorable Trip Part VIII

I wheeled by Century City, one of many of the glitzy, gleaming conglomerations of corporate towers that had mushroomed all over the sprawling megalopolis. Then

The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A Leave of Absence Leads to a Mosts Memerable Trip Part VII

My first stop was the Chamber of Commerce where I picked up a complimentary city map. I really got absorbed in my new cartographic creation,

The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A Leave of Absence Leads to a Most Memorable Trip Part VI

Between Yuma and El Centro, the highway ran perilously close to the Mexican border, coming within a mile at one point. I envisioned a gang

The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A Leave of Absence Leads to a Most Memorable Trip Part V

I found Taliesin West still in a remote desert setting, in spite of the encroaching suburban sprawl. Fortunately, the school’s foundation had purchased an ample

The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A leave of Absence Leads to a Most Memorable Trip Part IV

I exited off I-17 at Van Buren Street, and “hooked a left”. Indeed, that was a play on words, as I discovered a few blocks

The First Trip in New Baleau- Autumn of 1981 A Leave of Absence Leads to a Most Memorable Trip Part III

I had in my path-finding repertory an assortment of taped and tattered state road maps, some dating prehistorically back to my 1963 odyssey to San

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