Travelblogue: The American West: Carlsbad Caverns

The experience of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico begins with a leisurely stroll down a paved path that descends over a mile from daylight into the perpetual night of one of most spectacular publicly accessible caverns in the world. I’ve been there three times now, the first as a child of 10, the second when …

Travelblogue: The American West: Bryce Canyon National Park

The first time I visited this spectacular park in southern Utah, I had some wonkiness going on with my knees, and no matter how they tempted and beckoned, I could only stand and take photos from the rim. The second time, a few years later, I was finally able to follow the call of the …

Travelblogue: American West Colorado: Garden of the Gods

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Garden of the Gods is a spectactular geologic park, a portion of the red and white rock formations that run north and south along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. I live about 3 miles away, so have collected many views in different lights and seasons. https://flic.kr/s/aHsjpeCjcb https://flic.kr/s/aHsjNhR3Kw T …

Travelblogue: Red Rock Country, the American West

I have always loved the western United States, for the scent of wild sage and especially for the dramatic geology. Interstate 70, begins in Utah at a point south of Salt Lake City and continues eastward to Baltimore, Maryland. I’ve driven the particular section between its junction with I 15 in Utah to Denver, Colorado …

Travel Journal: Trapping the Wild Tourist

They are out there, little roadside attractions like a two-headed critter, or a zoo of oddities, or something just big and silly, like the world’s largest ball of string… And then there are the big ones, always “ready to relieve you of a sou or two…” August 16, 2007 Colorado Road Trip Sunrise at Royal …