Sunset Over West Yellowstone

This image was captured in early July, just inside Wyoming near the West Yellowstone entrance. The boardwalk you see is actually part of Two Ribbon Trail. With sunset closing in, we didn’t have time to do this one. We were off to search for dinner and then a place to stay for the night that Read more about Sunset Over West Yellowstone[…]

Jenny Lake Trail

The longest hike of our long road trip was the loop around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. It started out with every single parking spot and some areas that weren’t, being filled with cars. So, as commited to seeing Hidden Falls as we were, we found the next nearest place we could stop Read more about Jenny Lake Trail[…]

Avalanche Lake

As promised in my post of Heaven’s Peak, the stunning view of Avalanche Lake as  you first see it on the trail. That is of course, if you visit during the summer. The photo of Heaven’s Peak was taken from the small break in the trees on the opposite shore (lower right of photo). If Read more about Avalanche Lake[…]

Prairies of Badlands National Park

For my entire life, I have lived in the so called, fly over states. And while they may lack the magnificent mountain vistas of the western states, there are still some beautiful places that can make you feel small in the world. This photo was taken in the western end of Badlands National Park. The prairies Read more about Prairies of Badlands National Park[…]

Heaven’s Peak at Avalanche Lake

One of the most stunning places that we visited during our trip to Glacier National Park was Avalanche Lake. It’s only about a two mile hike each way, but it is a beautiful place and even in early July, it was quite peaceful, if you go to the south shore. The view shown here is not Read more about Heaven’s Peak at Avalanche Lake[…]

Two types of photographs

In our living room there are two types of photographs hanging on the walls. There are those of family and friends taken at birthday parties, family reunions and holiday gatherings and then there are those of the beautiful places we’ve been. Each and every photo has a story to tell. There is something distinctly different Read more about Two types of photographs[…]

Why I’m inspired to travel

What inspires you to travel? Or do you even like to travel? If you don’t, read on, maybe you’ll end up with a different outlook on what traveling can do for you. There are many reasons to travel. Work and pleasure may be the two that come to mind first. There are others, although I Read more about Why I’m inspired to travel[…]

Planning for Australia 

Where to begin?! That was my thought the other day after some preliminary route planning for our 2017 Australia trip. We decided a few years ago that we wanted to go to Australia to celebrate my wife’s graduation from medical school. It seems appropriate since our last great adventure was just before she started. This Read more about Planning for Australia […]

Planning for upcoming adventures

A couple years ago, we went on our personal benchmark setting road trip through, 9 states and 6 beautiful national parks. With well over five thousand miles covered, we were exhausted. But it was such fun! We went on this amazing trip in part because it was likely that this would be our last chance Read more about Planning for upcoming adventures[…]