Zion National Park, Utah, the East Side

Springdale Winter

The tiny town of Springdale, Utah sits at the entrance of one of the best national parks in the US, Zion National Park.  Zion offers easy access to beautiful vistas for the casual tourist, strenuous hikes to challenge the physically fit and back canyons for skilled mountaineers.  I had the privileged to stay here through the changing seasons…. twice!
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Bosque del Apache, New Mexico

Bosque del Apache Red Sunset

Bosque del Apache is over 55,000 acres of managed lands for the benefit of migratory birds.  Through a network of dams and canals, fields are flooded providing a rest stop and food for tens of thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes.
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White Sands National Monument

Yucca and White Sands Thunderhead

 

Periodic trips to Alamogordo, New Mexico are required so we can visit our s-t-u-f-f  tucked away in a dusty storage shed.  Each time we swing open the door, we are a bit surprised at the items we have saved while unable to find some other needed treasures.  When visiting Alamogordo, we get our fill of Mexican food at Margo’s and visit White Sands National Monument.
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Perast, Montenegro

 

Our Lady of the Rock church, Perast Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks church, Perast, Montenegro

Perast is a small fishing village in Montenegro consisting of a single street which runs along the Bay of Kotor.  Driving this road in the early morning fog in my rental car, I was shocked to learn this narrow lane was actually a two lane road.  The wild gesturing of the locals convinced me this was true.
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