Visit to Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park

After the bright lights, noise and crowds of Las Vegas we needed to get back out doing what we like best, exploring gorgeous, interesting natural places. Just 50 miles up Interstate 15 towards Utah is Nevada’s oldest state park called Valley Of Fire State Park. As luck would have it a follower of Anne’s photography … Read more

Exploring the Red Rock in Sedona

Cathedral Rock, Sedona

Last spring we rolled down into the Verde Valley of northern Arizona and checked in at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails RV park. Booked in for a two-week stay we were super excited to use it as a base for exploring the red rock in Sedona. Driving into Sedona for the first time was jaw … Read more

National Parks Snapshot Memories

Arches National Park Photo

In the last couple of years we have traveled all over America and visited many of the great National Parks. It is always exciting to explore a new National Park with expectations of seeing something unique and awe-inspiring. So far we have never been disappointed.  I’ve taken two photos from a dozen parks we visited … Read more

Dry camping at Glamis Dunes

Algodones Dunes

We have a week to kill until our next scheduled RV Resort stint at the Thousand Trails in Las Vegas so decided to check out an area of the Imperial Dunes Recreation Area called Glamis Dunes. We had boondocked fairly close to the dunes when getting our teeth done in Algodones and they kind of … Read more

RV Trip along Scenic Byway 12, Utah

Scenic Byway 12

After our terrific visits to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks we meandered our way down the world-famous Scenic Byway 12, Utah. We had read that this was one of the most beautiful stretches of road in Utah and the US for that manner. It did not disappoint, the concentration of amazing scenery was awesome. … Read more

Spring Visit to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Introduction to Zion In May of 2012 Anne and I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  These would be the first of five national parks we would visit in our month-long travels through Southern Utah. We decided to start with Zion National Park. We had read a few reviews … Read more

Big Bend National Park Visit – Spring 2012

Grapevine Hill - Big Bend National Park (800x600)

In the spring of 2012 Anne and I made the trek down to visit Big Bend National Park. It is located along the Rio Grande on the Mexican border in West Texas.  This is where the Rio Grande takes a big bend, hence the name. Anne was inspired to go after seeing many beautiful images … Read more

Visit to Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

My wife Anne has wanted to photograph the huge Saguaro Cactus for a while now. Since we love the National Parks we decided to head on over to Tucson and make a visit to Saguaro National Park for the first time. There are no campgrounds in the park for a rig our size but we … Read more

Feeding Giraffes at The Living Desert

Feeding Giraffes Living Desert

The Living Desert is a Zoo and Gardens complex in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.  We are headed to the world-famous San Diego Zoo soon but as a primer we stopped by this one. It has a nice assortment of animals from both Africa and North America as well as different garden areas. … Read more

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

While doing some boondocking in Anza-Borrego State Park in mid-Dec 2012 we took the couple of miles drive into the little town of Borrego Springs.  There will be more about our adventures at Anza-Borrego State park in a later post. For now, I would like to concentrate on the metal sculptures we came across just … Read more

Joshua Tree National Park Video Clips

Joshua Tree NP

This is a companion piece to my earlier blog post on Joshua Tree National park. While  touring Joshua Tree National Park with my wife Anne I shot a bit of video footage to give you a sense of the place and the spots we go for her to get those great photos.  There are many … Read more

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree NP

Anne and I love the national parks.  There is a reason they are put aside, such special beauty.  Because of this we were really excited to explore Joshua Tree!  We packed up the trailer and left Palm Springs a day early to avoid a windstorm that was headed into the Coachella Valley.  I was concerned … Read more