Looking For Shiprock


Hello … It’s been a while. I apologize for not updating this page sooner, so you would know I hadn’t fallen off the face of the earth.

But I almost did fall off. Several months ago my wife insisted I go get a little chest pain checked out, and would not stop pushing until I did it. So I went. Next thing I knew, I was being checked in to the hospital then transported to the Fresno Heart Hospital where I was pumped full of medications and scheduled for bypass surgery.

As I keep telling myself, thousands of people have had this done and have had normal lives thereafter. But it is taking me a long time to recover, and even longer to get back to exploring our western countryside and history. But I will get there. I have several new stories planned out, and am making my list of places to go as soon as I can. I will be posting again soon. Use the form on the right to sign up to be notified when new posts are up. And don’t worry, your email address will be kept confidential and not shared.

If you have questions or comments about the West or tthis website, send me an email and I’ll answer as best I can – email me at lenwilcox.rvtravel@gmail.com. I appreciate your comments and your recommendation to others – this site grows through referrals from readers.

Latest post: The California and Oregon Trail

Recent post:Thomas Long ‘Pegleg’ Smith
Recent: the People of Death Valley

Why ‘Looking For Shiprock‘? Because I’ve gone looking for Shiprock and wound up somewhere else completely, and had a lot of fun on the way. And I learned things during the journey, about my native countryside, my people, and myself. So come wander with me and see if you enjoy the ride.

This journal isn’t meant to be a comprehensive travel guide, instead, it’s a growing collection of vignettes of western places and people. The podcast is essentially the same content as the website.

When we get it going again, you can listen to the Podcast or read the posts here on this website. To get the Podcast, you have choices. You can sign up for the podcast on Spotify, Google, and others.

Check here on Listen Notes: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/looking-for-shiprock-leonard-wilcox-eoO9FS_-JYh/
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