Visiting Washington D.C.

This being the patriotic season as well as the peak of summer trips and vacation travel. I wanted to remind everyone of one of my favorites.

Sakura Delight

Springtime has arrived subtle fragrance fills the air sakura delight On a recent trip to Seattle I found myself strolling from downtown, along the waterfront through Olympic Sculpture, Myrtle Edwards, and Centennial Parks. I took in the stark contrast between the downtown city skyline and the serenity of Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound.  Amidst…

Where the Buffalo Roam

I was going through my photos for a project I am working on and got side tracked by some of these beautiful wildlife photos I took in Yellowstone National Park last summer. National Parks are a great place to see wildlife in their natural habitat as they are protected. Just be cautious, because they may…

Hiking Little Granite Mountain Loop near Prescott, Arizona

It was a couple of years ago that I first found this beautiful hike in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. I had been struggling with some personal challenges, and been pretty depressed during that time. In order to stay upbeat and positive I was trying to get out and do as many things as I…

Hiking Horton Creek Trail near Payson, Arizona

Horton Creek Trail is a fairly easy 3.5 mile out and back hike. It has a slight uphill grade, a pretty little creek and lots of shade along the way. The creek is fairly shallow with small pools and lots of pretty little waterfalls, and culminates at Horton Spring which bubbles cool clear water from the hillside. You’ll see wild strawberries, blackberries and grapes growing along the creek, but watch out for poison ivy.

Mesa Verde National Park

Yesterday evening made for a rough first day to our road trip. Somewhere around Kayenta, Arizona we had a tire blow out on our toy hauler. We had a spare tire, so no worries there, but when the tire blew it also shredded a large section of wiring that was strapped up under the wheel…