Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

After rounding the southern end of the Sierras and working my way through a week long self imposed lock-down in Bakersfield I merrily rolled along toward Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I have yet to figure out if this … Continue reading

A Journey into Death Valley

Death Valley National Park

At last writing I was hitting the road after flying Elissa back to Dallas from the Las Vegas airport. As I’ve stated many times before (probably every single time I’ve flown her back home since I started this journey) it … Continue reading

Return to Zion

After a few exhilarating days with Elissa at the Grand Canyon we traveled north to Zion National Park. Zion is one of those places that got under my skin, and has remained there, since the moment I drove into the canyon. … Continue reading

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona

The Grand Canyon is without a doubt one of the most awe inspiring places on the face of this earth. As some of you may recall from an earlier post, I got skunked on seeing the canyon from both the … Continue reading

Joshua Tree and Lake Havasu

Joshua Tree National Park

I had mixed feelings when I pulled out of Lake Jennings Campground last month. I’d been camped there for more than two months (short of my side trips to Anza Borrego and Carlsbad) and the place had really grown on … Continue reading

Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula

After an amazing day in Mount Rainier National Park I headed north toward Seattle. Three of my brothers and several of my friends live in the vicinity and I hoped to spend time with as many of them as possible. … Continue reading

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again!

My arrival back to the Tetons was something I’d looked forward to for months. Not only is it one of my all time favorite places for its beauty, hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, but I was about to reconnect … Continue reading

Virginia… Safe Haven and Great Friends

I’m sitting in the home of yet another photographer friend, Rainy Chastine, in Fayetteville, Georgia… here to celebrate Thanksgiving, but blogging about my time in Virginia a few weeks ago. When it comes to giving thanks I have to say … Continue reading

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis

After almost two weeks in or near Yellowstone and Teton National Parks the time had finally come for me to move on down the highway towards Sturgis (yes… I was about to brave the biker rally), but I have to … Continue reading

Full Circle Through Eden

I’m going for a record breaking 3 posts in 3 days in an attempt to get caught up here! Although I’m feeling frustrated that the storms I’ve encountered in Wisconsin have deprived me of the kayak adventure I had planned for … Continue reading