Welcome to the Sampson Family Chronicles!

If you've a hunkering for the old wild west, stop in.

In 2006, we decided the New England winters were getting us down. So, between Ebay, our favorite realtor and Craig's List, we unloaded the house and trappings ... packed up our cowboy boots and drove West. (If you think of trying this, one tip: you're not as young as you once were. Get hotels each night; don't try to sleep in the car for a fresh start. It doesn't happen.)

And the GREAT ADVENTURE began. read more ...

Left to right:
1. Yes, they have mountain lions in Arizona. These at Arizona Desert Museum.
2. Tucson Rodeo with friend Jan from Minnesota.
3. Wearing our cowboy hats while we cheer the bronco-busters.
4. Gorgeous sunsets are one of the perks of living in Arizona.
5. Erik and Matt - family trip to Florida
6. Erik and Stephanie
7. The boys tour World War II B-24 visiting Marana Airport.
8. Cousin Sandi and Koala during trip Down Under.
9. Spring in Vermont — Joanie sends this pic of new baby lambs.