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. 🇫🇷

A nighttime view of Place de la Comédie in Montpellier, France. I took this shot in September 2016 while visiting for a language course. 🇫🇷

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. 🇺🇾

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. 🇺🇲

Roosevelt Lake Bridge carries State Route 188 over Roosevelt Lake, just upstream from Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. Photo taken from Inspiration Point Overlook in September 2015.

Severinsbrücke, Cologne, Germany. Photo taken from a Rhine River cruise with some local friends, September 2004. 🇩🇪

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception stands atop the grotto at Lourdes, France, just before dusk. This was the destination of an unscheduled road trip from Montpellier earlier this year when @kathryn and I learned an American cardinal would be celebrating Mass there. Photo taken in April 2019. 🇫🇷

Old City Hall, a few steps away from the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. Photo taken in April 2017. 🇺🇲

A stroll through the Promenade du Peyrou on a spring day in Montpellier, France. Photo taken May 2019. 🇫🇷

Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct spanning the Gardon, not far from Nîmes, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo taken in January 2015 during a road trip from Montpellier. 🇫🇷

Marker at the gravesite of Eva Perón, seen at Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo taken October 2017. 🇦🇷


Leif Erikson statue, a gift from the people of the United States. Reykjavik, Iceland, 2006. 🇮🇸

View from the summit of Pic Saint-Loup, in the Hérault department of France. By car, it's less than an hour north of the center of Montpellier. May 2019. 🇫🇷


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