It is a three hour drive from Tucson to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For someone that has driven from Tucson to Vermont and back with a wife and four children under 12, that is not a long way. But it is long enough that driving out then back with a few hours to explore in between is going to take the whole day. In 26 years, I had not found that day. Until last month. … Continue readingBelated Visit: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Last March, my wife and I rented a resort apartment for a week in Princeville on Kauai, Hawaii. We drove all the way around the island to reach the entrance to Waimea Canyon, but it was so socked in with fog and clouds and rain that for most of the subsequent scenic drive we feared that we wouldn’t be able to see it. … Continue readingWaimea Sunbreak
While in Lofoten this past May, I spent a few days exploring the islands by car. One of the places I visited was Unstad, which has a nice beach that is popular with—believe it or not—surfers. It’s a pretty area, but … Continue readingRaking the Grass in Lofoten
As mentioned in an earlier post, last month I spent a few hours exploring the Painted Hill Trail in Tucson, Arizona. In that post, I alluded to a bizarre crested saguaro—well, this is it. … Continue readingThumbs-Up!
Story Last month I decided to explore the Painted Hill Trail in Tucson, Arizona, and take some pictures. It is only a couple miles from my house, but was new to me. It is a recently-developed trail and loops over and around some small hills … Continue readingSurrounded!
There are a large number of interesting old buildings hidden along the roads near East Camden, Arkansas. Most seem to be related to munitions production, storage, and transportation during the Second World War. At some point, many of these were abandoned and are in various states of decay. There are rail sidings, loading docks, and the like in abundance. … Continue readingMuntin Wood
My first visit to Badlands National Park—and for that matter South Dakota—was on a dry day at the end of a wet summer. So other than the iconic badlands features themselves, the park was uncharacteristically green. … Continue readingNot So Badlands