I don't want my column here to turn into travel adventures, but on the other hand, I have never lived in Arizona before. My late husband JC and I spent six weeks in Texas on business many years ago and that was something else, and not a holiday at all.

However Trav has lived here for several winters prior to our being married and seems to have a endless number of adventures guaranteed to elicit 'wows' from me. Two this week are especially remarkable.