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May 31, 2022

2022 Orange Beach Mini-Trip

Our one week road trip to Orange Beach, AL. Also includes stops in Mississippi and a day trip to Perdido Key, FL.

March 15, 2022

Exploring L.A. Beach Cities

Finally some L.A. Beaches! We visited Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.

March 13, 2022

Orange County Beach Tour

Images from Orange County beaches including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa and Seal Beach.

November 30, 2021

Ponca Wanderings

Hiking around Ozark National Forest and exploring the Buffalo National River in Ponca, Arkansas.

November 19, 2021

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

A quick drive around Ozark National Scenic Riverway near Van Buren and Eminence, Missouri.

November 15, 2021

Eureka Springs, Round Two

Wanderings through downtown, Beaver Lake and Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

November 11, 2021

Fall Foliage Exploration: The Ozarks

An overview of our fall foliage trip to the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks.

July 13, 2021

Hazy Days in the Palouse

Blog Hazy Days in the Palouse We didn’t do much on our stay in Kennewick, Washington. Our hotel was on Clover Island so we...

July 11, 2021

Oregon’s Painted Hills

Blog Oregon’s Painted Hills When we had arrived at Crater Lake National Park we still had some glaring questions as to our return route. ...

July 10, 2021

Crater Lake + Wildfires II

When we started planning our summer road trip we had a plan to drive from Texas to California, up the coast to Washington, visit...

November 26, 2020

On the Road in Texas: Dallas to Lubbock

On the Road in Texas Dallas to Lubbock Once again we found ourselves in West Texas for Thanksgiving, so I naturally I had to...

May 20, 2018

Mini-Road Trip 2018: TX-LA-MS-AL-FL

An overview of our 2018 week-long road trip from Texas to Florida and back.

March 6, 2018

Side Trips From Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon

This was the shortest of side trips.  We were visiting family Northwest of Las Vegas.  The clouds looked decent, so we decided to explore...

March 1, 2018

Side Trips From Las Vegas: Death Valley National Park

It’s been awhile since we visited Death Valley Valley National Park, and by “awhile” I mean nearly 9 years.  The last (and only) time...

November 7, 2017

The Endless Cotton Fields of West Texas

I’ve been living in Texas seven years now and I’ve decided it’s time to make more of an effort to expand my Texas portfolio...

September 15, 2017

The 2017 Great American Eclipse

I’ve always wanted to see a total solar eclipse,  Unfortunately for me, the last total solar eclipse to cross the United States was in...

January 27, 2017

Huntington Beach – I can’t help myself I keep going back.

No matter how many times I've seen photographed it, I always love taking a sunset visit to the Huntington Beach pier.

October 26, 2016

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway

I finally caught up on some of my American the Beautiful coin art projects so I convinced Travis it was time to visit another!...

January 27, 2014

Brrrr Colorado

Colorado wanderings: visiting Vail and revisiting Rocky Mountain National Park

January 22, 2014

Huntington Beach 2014

A weekend trip to Huntington Beach, CA. Visiting old favorites while testing new camera.

January 14, 2014

Favorite Photos of 2013

Favorite photos from our travels in 2013.

July 28, 2013

Day 13: Yosemite

The Tioga Pass was finally open, and we were excited to see the parts Yosemite which had eluded us on all our previous trips.

July 26, 2013

Day 13: Mono Lake

We visited Mono Lake on our road trip in 2009 and I've always wanted to return. Finally I get my chance.

July 25, 2013

Day 10-12: Great Basin National Park

Our final new coin art park of our mini road trip – Great Basin National Park.

July 21, 2013

Day 9-10: Quick Trip to Bryce National Park

Our overnight trip to Bryce National Park -- we'll have to go back when we have more time.

July 16, 2013

Day 8 & 9: The Overphotographed Sites of Page, AZ

Touring both the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons in Page, AZ.

July 15, 2013

Day 8-12: Random Updates

Recap of our last few internet-free days on the road. Full posts to come later.

July 12, 2013

Day 7: Monument Valley Revisit

Taking the scenic route through Monument Valley on the way to Page, AZ.

July 11, 2013

Day 5 & 6: The Side Trips

Our side-trips around Moab on our mini-road trip in 2013.

July 10, 2013

Day 4-7: Arches National Park

Our long weekend tour of Arches National Park in Utah.

July 8, 2013

Day 4: Mesa Verde NP

A quick sampling of Mesa Verde National Park on our way from Durango to Moab.

July 7, 2013

Day 3: Durango & the San Juan Skyway

Hanging out in Durango and our evening trip up the San Juan Skyway.

July 6, 2013

Day 1 & 2: Trip Commence & Great Sand Dunes NP

Day 1 & 2 of our mini-road trip and trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park.

July 1, 2013

Mini Road Trip 2013

Our planned itinerary on our mini-road trip from Dallas, TX to Oxnard, CA.

June 30, 2013

Yellowstone: Evening #2

Wandering the Upper Geyser Basin during a gorgeous stormy sunset.

May 23, 2013

Shenandoah. Fog.

First explorations of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia... with bears!

May 22, 2013

Camping in Chaco Culture

Camping and exploring Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

April 22, 2013

Weekend in Vicksburg

A springtime tour of Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.

February 27, 2013

Yosemite – The Hunt for Firefall

A weekend in Yosemite to seek the elusive firefall and other wanderings.

February 20, 2013

El Yunque National Forest

In February 2013 we took a long vacation to visit El Yunque National Forest and the Caribbean.

November 25, 2012

Autumn Foliage – Part 3 – Chickasaw

A quick overnight trip to Chickasaw National Recreation Area to scout and check out fall foliage.

October 10, 2012

Autumn Foliage – Part 2 – Acadia

Visiting Acadia National Park on a weekend trip through New England during autumn.

October 5, 2012

Autumn Foliage – Part 1 – White Mountains

A weekend trip to White Mountains National Forest to see the autumn fall foliage.

February 19, 2012

Hawaii Sunsets, Lava and Rainbows

A visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during our week stay on the Big Island in Hawaii.

December 17, 2011

Bird Chasing ~ Roseate Spoonbill

The hunt for pink birds in Tampa Bay, FL.

October 30, 2011

Philly Skyline

Brisk morning walk to find skyline shots in Philadephia.

October 7, 2011

Exploring Olympic National Park

A long weekend exploration of the varied landscapes of Olympic National Park.

September 18, 2011

San Fran Night Tour

A nighttime photo drive around San Francisco with friends.

September 11, 2011

9/11 Tribute and Manhattan at Night

A nighttime stroll of New York City to view the Tribute in Light on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

July 31, 2011

California Birding

A little Bolsa Chica wandering to practice photographing birds.

July 3, 2011

Aerial Dallas

The conditions for our afternoon aerial tour of Dallas turn out to be less than ideal.

June 20, 2011

Caddo Lake

A lazy weekend getaway to the scenic forest of cypress trees at Caddo Lake.

May 31, 2011

Mt. Hood National Forest

5/5 on 2010 National Parks! Our rainy Oregon adventures with the reluctant Mt. Hood.

May 29, 2011

Oregon Waterfall Weekend

Our weekend of grey skies and Columbia River Gorge waterfalls, not a bad combination.

May 15, 2011

Yosemite – Rain, Snow & Sun

A springtime trip to Yosemite National Park, this time with better weather and some unexpected snow.

April 29, 2011

The Search for Bluebonnets

Our April quest to find scenic Texas bluebonnet fields turned out to be more difficult than anticipated.

April 24, 2011

Texas Weekends – State Park Exploration

Round-up of our Texas weekend excursions in April: Pedernales Falls State Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Hamilton Pool.

March 14, 2011

Time Warp ~ Hot Springs Arkansas

Our trip to the first of the parks featured in the America the Beautiful coin series: Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.

March 11, 2011

New Project: National Parks Quarters

Beginning thoughts on our new quest to visit all of the 56 parks featured in the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful quarter series.

January 17, 2011

Rocky Mountain National Park

Whirlwind weekend trip through Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver, Colorado.

December 30, 2010

Grand Canyon minitrip

A quick swing through the snowy Grand Canyon while relocating from California to Texas.

December 26, 2010

A rare day in L.A.

A rare smog-free view of the Los Angeles skyline after a rainy 3-day weekend.

October 22, 2010

Autumn Colors at Yosemite~

Bad weather conditions ruined our original weekend agenda, but we still made it to Yosemite, at least.

July 30, 2009

Crater Lake + nice surprises

Crater Lake National Park was underwhelming for us — this was partially our fault, and partially the fault of mother nature. We left Portland,...