Falling in love with the desert.
Basking in the beauty of my surroundings as a nomadic traveler
We have begun our day with a sideways kiss ( you know bad breath and all ) and a hug.
Mom, when did you actually know you were in love with dad?
A mature wisdom-filled twelve-year-old
Human Snow Birds retreat to the warmer climates mimicking mother natures migration
Keep me outside in the world I love.
An opportunity to capture photos and enjoy the beauty of the ride
The perfect morning for me
Balancing my loves of hiking, bicycling, and photography with sitting still to write
The quiet wilderness serenity of nature’s beauty.
we all live upon a planet with a downward force of gravity
I no longer say aloud, be patient what’s the rush?
Surrounded by nature, emitting happiness and contentment.
Surrounded by nature, emitting happiness and contentment
I’m planning to merge my love of downhill mountain biking, and bicycle touring so I visited the Santa Cruz bicycle headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA.
Poetry is nature, infinite in age.
A sense of reverence is experienced as you pass the enormous Coast Redwood Trees
If you stop moving, you will die
Among the thousands of people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019, there are also animals, and photographer, Andrew Burns. He is not hiking the trail,
We are sleeping inside a pup-tent for the very first time together.
Glacier National Park is a natural amusement park, with hiking, and backpacking trails providing a soul calming meditative experience costing less than the entrance to
Serendipity is attached to my nomadic travels when I discover the incredible beauty of hundreds of bison, several dozen feral horses, along with hundreds of
As I mature, I’m discovering the wisdom to calm my anxious excitement to cherish every moment of my travels.
After the Continental Divide Trail Days in April, I set off for the City of Rocks Campground in New Mexico, which is by far one
Silver Cities Gough Park was ground zero for the 30-plus vendors who set up their displays
Writing, reading, mountain biking, and fishing, be patient daddies got a new toy!
In the forest I close my eyes hearing insects buzzing and humming around me.
This past February I attended the Key West Photo Festival with other photographers from around the US who broaden my knowledge and inspired my soul
Do not feed the animals their diets do not include human tourist.
“A good man always knows his limitations.”
Be aware of the panther crossing signs when driving in the Everglades giving these beautiful mammals a chance to live.
These birds are the official and original waste management facilitators of the Florida Everglades
Once you exit your vehicle, your first experience will be the sultry humidity and soon the mosquito.
Always beware, there will be alligators in those waters. 🙂
My attempted winter destination for 2019 was the Quartzsite Arizona in Western Arizona. It is also the winter destination for several thousand RV’ers, Van dwellers,
After driving through falling snow during the day, I figured a quick side trip to Tombstone Arizona would be great since I could not imagine
Ok, ok, I know it has been quite a while since my last blog posting, and many have emailed me with concerns of “where the
One aspect I thought of was my self-diagnosis of having a hyperactive personality with a dose of attention deficit disorder. 🙂
Before I created this blog post, I took time organizing my thoughts to shape the narrative for the photos I captured during the 2018 Key
It is always great meeting fellow travelers who seek nomadic adventures as we are a unique tribe of people whose experiences of the open road brings joys to our hearts.
I recommend you visit Key West during the Fantasy festival with a daily schedule of events, there is something for everyone.
It has been three months of writing, editing, re-writing, editing, and a repeat of all with an occasional blog post. I recently took time for
Doubt, courage, and confidence are a persistent emotional tug of war deep within you and between your ears.
These three words are the essential foundation for every human living on this planet. There are millions of different ways to achieve all three based
Every day I’m honored to wake knowing I love you.
I recently viewed the movie trailer “Green Book” scheduled for November 21, 2018, release in the US, and it triggered my thoughts about my travels
On many occasions, my family and friends have voiced their concerns about me backpacking or hiking into the forests and deserts. They fear for my
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