Picture Pages – Volume Arches NP (aka I Can See My Van From Here)

Dizzying heights and sweet vistas characterized the Colorado National Monument. Arches National Park, just outside Moab, UT, could better be described as an accessible, yet mysterious, wonderland. It's a short climb with some stunning monuments dropping your jaw right out of the gate from the visitors center. Then there are rolling hills and astounding viewpoints … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Arches NP (aka I Can See My Van From Here)

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Picture Pages – Volume Colorado National Monument (with notes on New Mexico)

Two weeks in Tulsa flew by and we found ourselves blinking in amazement the morning after one of our longest driving days -- made longer by the addition of a four-hour breakdown delay -- at high desert. We were back WEST!! There were things we wanted to see in Albuquerque, but we were behind schedule … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume Colorado National Monument (with notes on New Mexico)

What Makes the West the West?

Apart from geography, I mean, obviously. As we were getting ready to leave on this trip we told a friend that we thought we wanted to live on the Oregon coast, but wanted to see the rest of the country first. I offered that I didn't think it was possible to wind up in the … Continue reading What Makes the West the West?

Picture Pages – Volume New Mexico

I've been writing a lot, but not publishing any of it due to things being more full of flux than I would like. The flavor is all wrong. Given these circumstances, I present you with pictures from recent days... We tripped around Santa Fe for a couple of days. Rather than the requisite peachy beige … Continue reading Picture Pages – Volume New Mexico

Reflections of the Reflecting Pool

Washington DC. It was hard to do a tour of the country - a country that often troubles as deeply as it is a part of us - without visiting the capital. It's the stuff of legends. Now, after finally having been there, what does it all mean? When we planned this trip initially there … Continue reading Reflections of the Reflecting Pool

Walden Pond and (Way) Beyond

Walden Pond: one of the focal points of this journey for me. That fateful morning we sadly left Maine behind, which had been our home for the past four weeks. We crossed into New Hampshire and, after that long reprieve, we were truly back on the road. The return of billboards as we entered Massachusetts … Continue reading Walden Pond and (Way) Beyond

Because in the end it’s all about beer…

Not really. But when you plan a trip around most of the country and only plan stops at two breweries, there must be something special about them. While our trip to Founders was amazing, it was a bit of an exotic dabbling; I had hardly ever had any of their beer before visiting the brewery. … Continue reading Because in the end it’s all about beer…