Ancient Dwellings

We drove down to Mesa Verde on Monday, first stopping by Hovenweep, a collection of 5 prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages. Once we reached Mesa Verde we were able to get good views of many of the ancient cliff dwellings found at this remarkable site where ancient cultures thrived from about 600AD to 1300AD. Contemplating life along … Read more

Natural Wonders in Utah

Sunday we paused on our journey east to spend some time at the Arches National Park. While in the area we also drove up to the Canyon Lands National Park and visited the Utah State Park known as Dead Horse Point.

Wild, Wild West

After starting with a relatively serene view of Yosemite’s Half Dome, our journey through the desert revealed some elements of the untamed west. In eastern Nevada we drove past many “dust devils”, and a bit later spied this intense gateway arch that was completely covered with deer antlers, a sight quite unlike any we’ve seen … Read more

Tahoe Getaway

We took off a couple of days last week and spent a few days up at Lake Tahoe. The weather was great, with warm temps and great visibility. Spent some time geocaching, driving around the lake taking pictures, and just enjoying the change of pace. We even snuck in a quick trip over to Bridgeport … Read more

Takin’ it Easy

Spent a pleasant and relaxing weekend down in Monterey. Had good meals at both Phil’s Fishmarket on the way down, and tried Monterey Joe’s for dinner. M-Joe’s was about what you’d expect from a place named *anything* Joe’s; hearty and not bad. Spent most of the time down by the water in Pacific Grove. The … Read more

Knock Me Over With a Feather!

I recently joined a photo sharing and review site known as photoSIG. I uploaded an image that family and friends have commented favorably upon, steeled for all manner of negative comments, or perhaps worse, no comments at all! I’ve seen plenty of photos on the site that have nary one word of feedback … Imagine … Read more

Escape to SeaEscape

We recently spent a nice long weekend at SeaEscape, near Elk on the Mendocino coast. SeaEscape is a private vacation rental, perched on a cliff directly above the Pacific ocean. The house features 3 bedrooms, 2 that are ocean facing, a large hottub, and a fully equipped (and well stocked!) kitchen, a fireplace and a … Read more