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.

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The Mission / San Francisco

The Mission / San Francisco

On our 10 year anniversary trip to San Francisco, there was one area that had us coming back again and again. The Mission District, also known as “The Mission”, is chock full of delicious cheap eats, truly quirky shops, and historical sites.

Big Bend National Park 2014

Big Bend National Park 2014

Three friends adventure into Texas’ Big Bend National Park. 7 minute Video plus Photos! We made several stops in near Johnson City and Fredericksburg, looking for last minute gear. We passed through a storm front that was pretty strong and had dropped the temperature from the 80’s down to what felt like the mid 50’s.

2012 Cruise Part 6: Kaua’i, HI

2012 Cruise Part 6: Kaua’i, HI

Our last island stop was Kaua'i, which was probably the most lush and beautiful of the islands.  I would say it was probably the most Hawaii-looking, if that makes sense.  But having said that, our first stop was Waimea Canyon, which is the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. ...

2012 Cruise Part 5: Kona, HI

2012 Cruise Part 5: Kona, HI

Kona was the second day on the big island.  Hilo on the east, and now Kona on the west.  This is the only place we went where the cruise ship couldn't come right to shore.  Life boats took people in groups of 40 to port every few minutes.  The rest of my party went on...

2012 Cruise Part 3: Maui, HI

2012 Cruise Part 3: Maui, HI

Maui - a really gorgeous place, with postcard worthy images wherever you turn.  And to start it off, we decided to go on the most nerve-racking expedition possible… the Road to Hana!  It was only after we made the trip that we started noticing t-shirts for sale in...

2012 Cruise Part 2: O’ahu, HI

2012 Cruise Part 2: O’ahu, HI

In O'ahu, we spent most of our time in the capitol city, Honolulu.  Our hotel was right along the beach, providing us with a terrific view.  Activity along the strip was pretty active as you would imagine.  Even going out at 5 in the morning, people could still be...

2012 Cruise Part 1: Ship and Ports

2012 Cruise Part 1: Ship and Ports

Flew into O'ahu and stayed there for the first two days of the trip.  Hotel was in Honolulu right on the beach providing a terrific view.  After the first two days, we boarded the ship and set sail.  Here are a few shots around our ship, followed by a selection of...

Zion: West Rim

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…

Zion: The Narrows

Zion: The Narrows

On Monday morning I speed-hiked down the West Rim Trail. On the canyon floor, I shuttled to Watchman campground, set up camp, and filled my belly with a delicious Beef Ravioli MRE – one of the best yet! I crammed all electronics and paper documents into waterproof bags and stuffed those bags into my backpack. Today I would hike The Narrows.

Zion: East Rim

Zion: East Rim

Hiking up the east rim from the canyon floor was strenuous – switchback after switchback with short spurts of level terrain interspersed. Toward the end of the climb, thighs and calves on fire, I took solace in the fact that the return trip downhill would be a cakewalk.

Grand Canyon Rafting

Grand Canyon Rafting

A self-guided, three raft, seventeen day trip rafting trip down the Colorado river. There were eight of us, and it was a mixed group of awesome people. Three members had rafted the canyon previously and were oaring the rafts, Four of us were adventure-seekers who knew someone else on the trip but little else, and one poor soul who had never even camped in a tent before.

Fort Proctor – St. Bernard Parish, LA

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.

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