. . . Jerry Maune. Like the author of your favorite blog (I mean this one), Jerry is also a retired air traffic controller who served in both the military and the FAA. Indeed, he started in the same branch of the military a mere five months after I did. And, no, I do not know Jerry personally. So, no collusion there. He won fair and square using the same clues available to you all.
Jerry’s (correct) guess, by the way, was the famous Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Don’t bother looking it up, as I will give you the full low-down (as well as some more photographs) on Friday’s blog.
As for what clue or clues tipped it for Jerry, I don’t really know. (Care to weigh in on that, Jerry?)
But when you take all the clues together you get: Cerro Pedernal (Flint Hill in Spanish). Georgia referred to the incomparable Georgia O’Keeffe. Mentions of art were another O’Keeffe clue as to her chosen vocation. The numerous mentions of paranormal, haunting, etc., led toward the name of this week’s destination, the “Ghost” in Ghost Ranch. Oh, and that guy’s favorite salad dressing, the one who might have lived in that old, deserted ranch house? Ranch dressing, of course.