To the South…2022

ARKANSAS Crystal Bridges (Bentonville) Thorncrown Chapel (Eureka Springs) Bachman-Wilson House (Frank Lloyd Wright) Eureka Springs & Beaver Lake Area Nashville (By way of Okawville, Illinois)

Little Gloria…

In 2021, I sold a 38-foot school bus and (with the proceeds) bought a home-built square-drop camper. It wasn’t too cozy at first, but I had a vision…. and completely transformed the interior. I also added bigger tires and a few decals on the exterior, but the trailer never really made it out of IowaContinue reading “Little Gloria…”

To the West…(2022)

Red Cliffs Recreation Area & Zion National Park Kings Canyon, Sequoia, & Yosemite National Parks Pacific Coast Highway ~ California Avenue of the Giants Pacific Coast Highway ~ Oregon Astoria (OR) & La Push (WA) Olympic National Park (WA) & Multnomah Falls (OR) Idaho & Wyoming from the Roadside Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The Florida Keys…(2022)

Relaxing at the Resort To Key West & the Hemingway Home Botanicals, Wildlife, & The Everglades Coral Castle

You’re my favorite…

He’s not showy or pretentious. He’s not the tallest tree, nor does he have the biggest base. In fact, he’s not a big sequoia at all and one might not notice him at first where he’s tucked into a spot along the bank of a roaring river. For, it’s definitely the river that gets allContinue reading “You’re my favorite…”

Different moments await…

At age 20, I would have never slept in my car in a department store parking lot. At age 50, the story is different…..and hence, the reason I find myself camping at a Grand Junction, Colorado Walmart on a Monday night. Granted, I tried to stop at a campground about 10 miles out of town.Continue reading “Different moments await…”

The start of something great…

The road can be good for clearing the mind and I am no stranger to taking a drive…..short or long. However, heading west from St. Louis yesterday, I didn’t feel the freedom and sense of adventure that often comes from travel. Music didn’t move me as much in the car, either. I’m not sure why,Continue reading “The start of something great…”

Building the foundation…

To say that travel is in my blood wouldn’t quite cover it….my never-ending lust for new places, shores, and horizons courses through me and fuels my beating heart probably more than anything else ever could. Like most Americans, I am where I am because my ancestors weren’t afraid to venture from their homes and motherContinue reading “Building the foundation…”

Art & Coffee in Asheville

(November 2021) Spending just shy of a month in North Carolina, much of the time in the Asheville area, I had plenty of time to check out the street art, breweries, and coffee shops. At first, I considered including this collection of photos in my earlier album “To the East (2021),” but I ultimately decidedContinue reading “Art & Coffee in Asheville”

To the East…(2021)

Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia (South of Roanoke….) Shenandoah National Park In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Edgar Allan Poe House and Burial Site in Baltimore) Hollywood Cemetery & the Virginia Roadside (From Richmond to Hollywood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland) Assateague Island National Seashore Chesapeake Bay (Chesapeake BayContinue reading “To the East…(2021)”

To the North…(2021)

South Dakota (The Badlands) (The Black Hills) Wyoming (Devils Tower National Monument) North Dakota (Theodore Roosevelt National Park) (The Enchanted Highway) Minnesota (Voyageurs National Park) (Silver Bay) Michigan (Upper Penninsula and Mackinac Bridge) (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) (Hartwick Pines State Park & Bay City)