A tourist trolley stops to pick up a passenger along Main Street. Deadwood, South Dakota. August 2019. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

The boardwalk at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, several days after a Nor'easter blew through. The boardwalk didn't exist when I was a youngster growing up in Salisbury. In its place was a row of rundown seasonal businesses that had their heyday decades earlier, when Salisbury was considered more of a resort destination. April 2018. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

I saw a lot of these signs when I drove around the Florida Keys several weeks after Hurricane Irma. Key West, October 2017. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

@kathryn

The summit of Pic St. Loup, in the Hรฉrault department of France. We hiked here one overcast morning while staying in nearby Montpellier. If you look closely, you'll see the top of the head of @kathryn. May 2019. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

The famous Estadio Azteca after a soccer game. Cruz Azul had just defeated Puebla 3-0, and the fans were chanting joyfully. Mexico City, Mexico, July 2018. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

Pizza, beer, and laundromat, all in the same place. Cowgirl Pizza in Sundance, Wyoming. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Public pay phones still exist in the United States. I saw these two yesterday in Keystone, South Dakota, the town nearest to Mount Rushmore. Both appeared to be in good shape, although I didn't verify with a call.

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. The visitors center is under construction, so this was as close as we could get today without taking the hiking trails. It was a bit too warm today for a long hike, especially when my next destination was not a shower, but an airplane. All things considered, this view wasn't bad.

Even cowboys need their morning pick-me-up. Wild West Espresso in Sundance, Wyoming. โ˜•

Since mid-afternoon yesterday, the weather around here has turned damp, with low fog and occasional light showers on and off. A peak out the hotel window this morning confirms more of the same today.

After lunch in , we visited the ranch house my friend recently inherited, then we drove back to . I fulfilled my Sunday obligation at the Catholic church there before we headed over to for dinner with my friend's mom.

Today will be my first time flying out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, as well as my first time flying Allegiant Air.

I'm heading out of town after work today to spend a few days in South Dakota and Wyoming with a friend.

For many years, I've used my blog to post photos and status updates from my travels. As an experiment, I'm going to post updates from this trip in the instead. I'll use the tag to identify my posts from this weekend.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. My beautiful @kathryn took this photo during a day trip we made to Chartres, France, in January 2013. Today seemed like an appropriate day to share it. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

A nighttime view of Place de la Comรฉdie in Montpellier, France. I took this shot in September 2016 while visiting for a language course. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

This Uruguayan flag, located in Punta del Este where the Rio Plata empties into the Atlantic Ocean, marks the southernmost latitude to which I've ever traveled. October 2017. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ

Prada Marfa, a sculpture near Valentine, Texas, about an hour's drive from Marfa. Photo taken June 2017, a brief stop during a long drive from Marfa back to my home Phoenix. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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