One of the most remote highways on earth, the Dalton Highway takes you to the top of the world.
One of our more memorable road trips, Jim and I drove the Dalton highway to Deadhorse, Alaska for the adventure of it. A 414 mile long, gravel road, it’s Alaska rough through and through.
The Dalton was built to parallel the Alaska pipeline for maintenance and supplies. The only regular traffic on the road is the oil workers and the truckers. Believe me, it is not fun to follow a truck on that gravel. It kicks up some big rocks. [...]
Summer and fall in the U.S. brings all kinds of small town fairs, competitions, and other exciting events, such as these Highland Games in Western Washington.
Pictured here is a Scottish dance competition during the annual Highland Games in Washington state.
This is one of the many different types of competitions they hold, along with Scottish games such as the caber toss, hammer toss, and the sheaf toss. It was the first time I’d been, and all the games and competitions were new to me.
It was a lot of fun. Of course all you have to do [...]
Topping the hill in San Francisco, you can see why kids love a good fire truck! Red and shiny, fast and heroic, here come the firemen to save the day, whether it be to put out a scary fire or to save a shivering kitty who is up a tree!
We love to drive! It gives us so much more control over what we do and see, and take photos of, for that matter.
This is a mountain shot taken somewhere along the Alaska Highway, north of Dawson Creek. No matter where you are on the Alaska Highway, the views are amazing, and you get to see all kinds of wildlife to boot.
Don’t think you’ll be out there on your own, though. Especially during the summer, there is an amazing amount of people on the road, from small cars to [...]
If you are heading anywhere along the coast in New England this summer, this is a sight you will see over and over again. Brightly painted floats, rope, fishing gear, and cute little Cape Cod homes dot the area with total charm.
I love New England, and I love bait shops. Well, to be honest, I love what is usually next door to the bait shops more…the lobster shack, or the clam shack, or the whatever-kind-of-fish-you-would- ever-want shack! Delicious!
New England, specifically Connecticut, is my home and I get to go there once [...]
Traveling gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse into somebody else’s life.
I’m fascinated by homes around the world. You can tell a lot by a person’s home, and front yard for that matter.
Therefore, I’ve compiled ten photos of front yards from around the world. What can we glean from them?
This first house was the house Jim and I owned in Alaska. Alaska front yards contain a lot of snow, and usually the machines and tools that help you remove the snow or at least a couple of four wheel drives to get you up that [...]
One of the most iconic yet least visited National Parks in the U.S.A….Katmai!
I can be a bit of a cheapskate! I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!
Well then, why, you might ask, why would you visit Katmai National Park? The reason there are so few visitors to this remote beauty is the fact that being so far off the beaten path is….yep! Expensive!
Getting to Katmai, though, really is half the fun!
First off you need to get yourself to Anchorage, Alaska. Then you must fly a pretty big plane to King Salmon, [...]
Hailibut Cove, Alaska is one of those fun day trips out of Homer. Homer is on the southern part of the Kenai Peninsula full of great fishing, moose, and the true Alaskan spirit. It’s at least a six hour drive south of Anchorage, but there are a few good stops along the way.
While in Homer, you go down to the spit (dock) and hire a boat to take you to Halibut Cove. It is a quick jaunt, and there are plenty of otters and sea lions in the waters. In summer, it’s great to see the otters and [...]
New Orleans is an unforgettable place. I’ve only been there one time, and to be honest I can’t wait to go back…except for the heat and humidity, that is. I can do without them, thank you very much!
We only spent a few sweaty days in the Big Easy, but we enjoyed every minute of it. From drinking every flavor daiquiris on the streets to trying some of the best cuisine in the world, we soaked in the Cajun culture, accent, and gumbo!
To me this picture is quintessential New Orleans. [...]