Our visit to the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains along the boarder of Spain and France did not work out as we had hoped due to some unfortunate events. We were both very sick with the flu and our rental car got a flat tire. Continue reading →
Hulett, Wyoming is the closest town to stay in when visiting Devils Tower. You can check into the Best Western Motel and see the 14 stuffed heads of unfortunate game animals in their lobby, just before you head out to the local rodeo.
A coyote keeps an eye on my approach in Theodore Roosevelt NP
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota requires the visitor to search for beauty within the 36 mile vehicle loop, unlike some of the more spectacular national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon or Zion. On any random visit, a lucky visitor might possibly be blessed with stormy rain clouds, clearing storms or special light. More typically, on a hot clear blue sky day, you must really search for the attractiveness of the park. Continue reading →
Las Cruces, New Mexico has had drenching monsoons like much of the rest of the state, resulting in carpets of beautiful yellow wild flowers. However, I was unable to find good back ground, light and clouds to go along with these, so this is the best of what I got. Thanks to Peg for putting up her newly homeless cousin for two nights.
One of the more exciting things I have done in retirement is to go on a cattle drive. This was no dude ranch thing, rather I was the tag-along on a working ranch with 12 or so cowboys who do this for a living every day. After unloading the horses from the trailer well before sun up, the cowboys immediately began making their horses move sideways to the left, then right, then backwards. Then they would turn around and around in tight circles, like athletes warming up before a big game.