North Texas Bluebonnets 2023
The annual hunt for Texas bluebonnets, this year featuring Ennis and Grapevine Lake.
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.
Exploring L.A. Beach Cities
Finally some L.A. Beaches! We visited Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
Orange County Beach Tour
Images from Orange County beaches including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa and Seal Beach.
Hiking around Ozark National Forest and exploring the Buffalo National River in Ponca, Arkansas.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
A quick drive around Ozark National Scenic Riverway near Van Buren and Eminence, Missouri.
Eureka Springs, Round Two
Wanderings through downtown, Beaver Lake and Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Fall Foliage Exploration: The Ozarks
An overview of our fall foliage trip to the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks.
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
Mini-Road Trip 2018: TX-LA-MS-AL-FL
An overview of our 2018 week-long road trip from Texas to Florida and back.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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!...
Colorado wanderings: visiting Vail and revisiting Rocky Mountain National Park
Huntington Beach 2014
A weekend trip to Huntington Beach, CA. Visiting old favorites while testing new camera.
Favorite Photos of 2013
Favorite photos from our travels in 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.
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.
Day 10-12: Great Basin National Park
Our final new coin art park of our mini road trip – Great Basin National Park.
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.
Day 8 & 9: The Overphotographed Sites of Page, AZ
Touring both the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons in Page, AZ.
Day 8-12: Random Updates
Recap of our last few internet-free days on the road. Full posts to come later.
Day 7: Monument Valley Revisit
Taking the scenic route through Monument Valley on the way to Page, AZ.
Day 5 & 6: The Side Trips
Our side-trips around Moab on our mini-road trip in 2013.
Day 4-7: Arches National Park
Our long weekend tour of Arches National Park in Utah.
Day 4: Mesa Verde NP
A quick sampling of Mesa Verde National Park on our way from Durango to Moab.
Day 3: Durango & the San Juan Skyway
Hanging out in Durango and our evening trip up the San Juan Skyway.
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.
Mini Road Trip 2013
Our planned itinerary on our mini-road trip from Dallas, TX to Oxnard, CA.
Yellowstone: Evening #2
Wandering the Upper Geyser Basin during a gorgeous stormy sunset.
First explorations of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia... with bears!
Camping in Chaco Culture
Camping and exploring Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
Weekend in Vicksburg
A springtime tour of Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.
Yosemite – The Hunt for Firefall
A weekend in Yosemite to seek the elusive firefall and other wanderings.
El Yunque National Forest
In February 2013 we took a long vacation to visit El Yunque National Forest and the Caribbean.
Autumn Foliage – Part 3 – Chickasaw
A quick overnight trip to Chickasaw National Recreation Area to scout and check out fall foliage.
Autumn Foliage – Part 2 – Acadia
Visiting Acadia National Park on a weekend trip through New England during autumn.
Autumn Foliage – Part 1 – White Mountains
A weekend trip to White Mountains National Forest to see the autumn fall foliage.
Hawaii Sunsets, Lava and Rainbows
A visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during our week stay on the Big Island in Hawaii.
Bird Chasing ~ Roseate Spoonbill
The hunt for pink birds in Tampa Bay, FL.
Brisk morning walk to find skyline shots in Philadephia.
Exploring Olympic National Park
A long weekend exploration of the varied landscapes of Olympic National Park.
San Fran Night Tour
A nighttime photo drive around San Francisco with friends.
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.
A little Bolsa Chica wandering to practice photographing birds.
The conditions for our afternoon aerial tour of Dallas turn out to be less than ideal.
A lazy weekend getaway to the scenic forest of cypress trees at Caddo Lake.
Mt. Hood National Forest
5/5 on 2010 National Parks! Our rainy Oregon adventures with the reluctant Mt. Hood.
Oregon Waterfall Weekend
Our weekend of grey skies and Columbia River Gorge waterfalls, not a bad combination.
Yosemite – Rain, Snow & Sun
A springtime trip to Yosemite National Park, this time with better weather and some unexpected snow.
The Search for Bluebonnets
Our April quest to find scenic Texas bluebonnet fields turned out to be more difficult than anticipated.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Whirlwind weekend trip through Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver, Colorado.
Grand Canyon minitrip
A quick swing through the snowy Grand Canyon while relocating from California to Texas.
A rare day in L.A.
A rare smog-free view of the Los Angeles skyline after a rainy 3-day weekend.
Autumn Colors at Yosemite~
Bad weather conditions ruined our original weekend agenda, but we still made it to Yosemite, at least.
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,...