A Quick Day in Hot Springs, AR

A quick day trip through Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas – touring bath houses and local sites.

McConnells Mill State Park

The loop that I chose started at a covered bridge near the mill, followed Slippery Rock Creek to the next bidge, and then returned to the mill. The whole while, I was surrounded by rushing water, towering rock walls, fly-fishermen, and tons of boulders.

The Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Golden Meadow, LA Catholic Church – Our Lady of Prompt Succor. The Blessing of the Fleet is not a new tradition: it’s been present in some form or another among the French-Catholic fishing communities of South Louisiana for nearly 300 years.

Sutro Bath Ruins / San Francisco

The Sutro Baths were developed by self-made millionaire Adolph Sutro in 1894. He made his fortune in Nevada’s Comstock silver mine, and applied those riches to his dreams of a better San Francisco.

Kayaking Down Bayou Lafourche

A 106 mile kayak/camping trip down Bayou Lafourche, including Donaldsonville, Napoleonville, Thibodeaux, Raceland, Lockport, Cut Off, Leeville and Fourchon.

Wissahickon Valley Park

For ten years, I have biked or driven into the Wissahickon, usually with a camera. In this slice, I attempt to exhibit the important landmarks of the park along with my favorite nooks and crannies.

Zion: West Rim

Trailhead 9:15 AM. The first two miles of the west rim trail are extremely strenuous, unforgiving, switchbacks. Most trails level out now and then, but this stretch seemed to be entirely uphill. About a fourth into the 2-mile climb, I caught up with a gentleman from Florida…

Fort Proctor – St. Bernard Parish, LA

Designed to defend New Orleans from the Union Army, Fort Proctor was constructed under the supervision of General P. G. T. Beauregard in 1856. Also known as Fort Beauregard and Beauregard’s Castle, the fort was originally located about 150 feet inland with a rail yard on its northern end. Today it is approximately 230 feet from the shore, surrounded by Lake Borgne.

Mount Whitney

Part two of our 2006 California trip takes us from the bowels of Death Valley to the top of the country – 14,505 foot Mount Whitney.

Slices Mission
Slices Mission

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McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park

The loop that I chose started at a covered bridge near the mill, followed Slippery Rock Creek to the next bidge, and then returned to the mill. The whole while, I was surrounded by rushing water, towering rock walls, fly-fishermen, and tons of boulders.

The Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Golden Meadow, LA Catholic Church – Our Lady of Prompt Succor. The Blessing of the Fleet is not a new tradition: it’s been present in some form or another among the French-Catholic fishing communities of South Louisiana for nearly 300 years.

NYC 10: Everything Else

NYC 10: Everything Else

The last collection of images from Parker’s NYC tour is a catch-all of whatever didn’t fit neatly into the previous categories: Chinatown, the subway, the Museum of Natural History, Wall Street, and Radio City Music Hall.

NYC 09: Metropolitan Art

NYC 09: Metropolitan Art

I will go right ahead and say it; this is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited. We explored the museum for about 5 hours… 4 hours roaming around at our leisure, and then 1 hour running around like maniacs trying to catch a glimpse of as much of the rest of the place as possible.

NYC 08: MOMA

NYC 08: MOMA

Parker explores MOMA! “I made sure to make this the first museum stop on our trip. And like most stops of our trip, we simply did not have enough time…”

NYC 06: Green Spaces

NYC 06: Green Spaces

Part six of Parker’s New York City series highlights the green spaces: Central Park, the Cloisters, Bryant Park, the High Line, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

NYC 05: Coney

NYC 05: Coney

NYC trip 5 of 10: Coney. Parker visits a desolate Coney Island, “At first it seemed a bit foolish to go when it would be so deserted and with none of the amusement park rides going. But it turned out to be a pretty good turn of events”

The Wave Organ

The Wave Organ

If you find yourself on the north end of town in San Francisco, follow the coast east from the Golden Gate Bridge, just passed Presidio Beach, and you will come to a small spit of land that juts out into the bay. Follow the stone-lined road passed St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Club, and you will find yourself surrounded by water and stone ruins. You have located San Francisco’s Wave Organ – defined on the Exploratorium website as, “a wave-activated acoustic sculpture.”

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

If you’re visiting the San Francisco Bay Area for any amount of days, I would say that Muir Woods National Monument belongs on your list of must-see locations. We rented a car to get there, but the park is just a hop and a skip over the Golden Gate Bridge – 16 miles from downtown San Francisco.

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