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Give-Away – Meteor City, Arizona

Posted 2009-11-23 by leahpeah

CONGRATS HeidiRenee! You are the winner. And not just because your story was harrowing (which is was) but because the random generator picked you. Yay! Send me your address and I’ll mail it off to you. [leah at leahpeah dot com]

Thanks everyone for playing! Your stories made me feel a little bit better about how bad I feel….xo


Hello Friends!

Joe and I are sickitysicksick. We’re making sounds and expelling things no one wants to hear about. Instead of lovely photos of the past few days (which there aren’t many because it is SO HARD to lift the camera to your face when you’re sick) we’re having a give-away today.


Leave a comment about a time you were sick while traveling and two lucky people will win a small present picked up at Meteor City, Arizona.

Here’s Joe in front of the Trading Post. He looks pretty good for being really sick, yes?


Contest ends at midnight tonight.

Prescott, Arizona November, 20 2009

Posted 2009-11-21 by leahpeah

After a comedy of errors, we got off about 8 hours late on Thursday, crashed in a motel and got up at 4am to drive to Prescott, Arizona. You guys – this was the sunrise over Palm Desert and it made all the pain worth it.


We went the back way to Prescott along some winding roads and tiny towns. It took a little longer, but we liked it.

When we got to my brother’s home, his wife Lori greeted us at the door.


Lori is one of the nicest people I know and her laugh is golden. Lori and Sam are the cutest.


They have their own grocery in their kitchen. Sam used to stock fruit at the store and old habits die hard. I think he does a lovely job.


They took us to Sedona where we just caught the last of the sunlight creeping its way behind the mountain. They sky is so clear and the stars! My lands, the stars.


Apparently, part of visiting Sedona is trying the deep fried pickles at Oak Creek Brewery. They dip spears in batter and fry them like okra.


And? I liked them. I especially like the ranch hugging my teeth in this next photo. I hope you didn’t just lose your lunch….


Sedona is beautiful. I wish we could have been there a little earlier so I could have showed you. But SOMEONE had to take a nap and waste most of the afternoon. The SOMEONE that is me.


Today – Phoenix.

Prescott, Arizona Teaser

Posted 2009-11-20 by leahpeah

Dude. I am wiped but I’ll be back tomorrow with an update and photos. xoxo

Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted 2009-11-04 by leahpeah

Besides trying to conserve gas by not speeding and not running the AC (easy since it’s winter right now), getting out to eat instead of idling at the drive-thru, recycling all our trash and using our own containers for water and coffee when we stop – what are we missing?

Other things we’re trying to do – not buy any consumer plastic crap goods, only buy things for give-aways that are handmade by local vendors, take fast showers and wear everything twice to save on laundry washing impact.

Please leave your ideas in the comments. We’d like to do everything we can to offset our impact on the environment.

Cross-posted at Leahpeah.

Lotsa Crappa

Posted 2009-11-02 by leahpeah

We’re back home and looking at all the CRAP we have left in the house. We’re having a huge yard/house sale this weekend, so if you’re around, stop in and you can haul away dishes/shelves/blankets/book/nick-knacks/mattresses/washer/table/chairs and a used toilet plunger.

In the meantime, here’s a pretty photo of our drive to Moorpark from Santa Cruz.