“Wanderlust.”


Wanderlust is revealed through my photography during my nomadic travel adventures. These photos reflect my travels from Key West Florida, up the East Coast of the US, through the Midwest, the Western United States, and the Canadian Rockies. Please, enjoy.  🙂 WordPress photo challenge Continue reading “Wanderlust.”

A motorcyclist’s ordinary day,


I have traveled across the US via motorcycle for well over twenty years along the two-lane asphalt, dirt and gravel roads tying the small towns of America together, like knots of a rope. During all of my travels, I have seen and encountered a lot of amazing people and sights to accept every day I ride will be filled with adventures of visual sights, sounds, … Continue reading A motorcyclist’s ordinary day,

“The Roads Taken.”


  The photos of the roads I have taken vary widely from Aligator Alley near the Florida Everglades to the Alaska Highway, interstate 70 in Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska and the Canadian Rockies near Banff. For me, all of the photos provided me with scenic views of the roads I have taken. WordPress weekly photo challenge Continue reading “The Roads Taken.”

“Uneven.”


During my four years of college, I maintained twelve college credit hours per semester, six during the summer including twelve hours of lab work per month the two semesters before graduation and during the summer, I held a part-time job of thirty hours a week. When I interviewed for employment with several biomedical companies before graduation, they all wanted me to begin immediately, except for … Continue reading “Uneven.”

“Travel Conundrum the weather.”


For two months my travel conundrum has been cool to cold daytime temperatures in Tucson Arizona and now Galveston TX. I had also come to appreciate the months of research I conducted to make Southwest Florida my retiree destination before I struck out as a full-time Rv’er. In all of the months of my preparations for traveling full time in an RV, I would never … Continue reading “Travel Conundrum the weather.”

“Mythical.”


Some things in life can become mythical within my thoughts. My hiking experiences encompass several decades as a Boy Scout, hiking trails in middle and southern Missouri. To becoming a Scout Leader hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail and many other forested trails in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virgina. Nothing prepared me for my first short hike in the Saguaro National Parks East … Continue reading “Mythical.”

“Irksome, Short Story #1.”


Hello, fellow blog post followers. In the coming weeks, some of WordPress’s daily word prompts responses will revolve around Jeffery and Jaqueline Lehman and their five-year-old son Jason over the holiday season. With the approach of Thanksgiving, it had been six months since Jeffery’s mother had seen her first grandchild, Jason. Jeffery and Jaqueline Lehman left two days before Thanksgiving to surprise Jeffery’s parents in … Continue reading “Irksome, Short Story #1.”

“Love is Patient.”


Lorraine Archer was standing before a full-length mirror contemplating the incredible turn of events that have unfolded in her life.  The mirror reflected the white wedding dress, covering a red under skirting with gold colored sequin designs across her chest and at the bottom of the skirt, representing the Christmas season The dress is more beautiful than any she had ever imagined as a … Continue reading “Love is Patient.”

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History


There are museums all over the US, but The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History focuses on the history of nuclear science to describing the people instrumental in the testing, development, and deployment of nuclear weapons from its infancy. Its current location was established in 2009 from its original location at Kirkland Air Force Base when it closed due to heightened security measures on the base … Continue reading The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center


I was fortunate to visit The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque NM. in the photo below. The center is opened 7-days a week with varying prices seniors, adults, students, military, and groups. Click the link for detailed pricing. On the weekends, the center host dances from the local Pueblo communities, as featured in the photos below. The displays exhibit the journey of a proud and … Continue reading The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

“Borders & Birds.”


Welcome to WBN, your only destination for bird news worldwide. The year was 2011 when the World Bird Federation met for the first time since the 1966 DDT scare. Ever since the last meeting many bird organizations like the City Pigeons Association, Finches World Wide, and the formidable World Predatory Bird Association have met individually but never as a single bird alliance. One of the … Continue reading “Borders & Birds.”

“Graceful.”


Graceful is the word I use to describe Hot air balloons lifting off the ground into the early morning blue sky at the 45th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, in Albuquerque New Mexico. A parrot and butterfly can move about gracefully in flight, but as hot air balloons, they also share a gracefulness against a morning sky. All dairy cows move slowly on earth, yet the smile … Continue reading “Graceful.”

What I do and how I travel


It is an amazing how little has changed in my life since leaving Southwest Florida. I still wake up most times before 5:00 and 6;00 am with thoughts and ideas of writing on my mind. These thoughts are held over from the night before as I read myself to sleep. It would be normal to think of the novels I read the night before. However, … Continue reading What I do and how I travel

The Great Platt River Archway Monument


For the past two decades, I have traveled in both directions on Interstates 70 in Kansas, 80 in Nebraska, and 90 in South Dakota. Most people know of the area as America’s bread basket but, I have nicknamed it the void. The six or eight-hour drive depending on the number of times you stop to break up the boredom of the void depends on you, … Continue reading The Great Platt River Archway Monument

“Shared Journeys”


I have taken many journeys across the US either by car, motorcycle, and tractor trailer. During all of my travel’s my family and my mother, in particular, worried about me going alone. I have shared my journey with people I have met along the way who are friends to this day. My, solo journeys are filled with unknown possibilities, friends to meet and discoveries to … Continue reading “Shared Journeys”

“Pure”


  This morning photos near Corning NY was a wee bit chilly, or down right cold for those who are from Florida. The sun gleamed over the dark green forested mountain into the valley filled with morning mist and fog emanating from grasses and trees. There’s a calmness in the air only punctuated by the tweets of morning birds and the occasional sound of tires … Continue reading “Pure”

“Drive”


I have driven, cars, boats, motorcycles, tractors, military vehicles in just about all fifty states of the US and a few European countries. My love for driving is equal to my love and desire for travel, writing and reading. So, merging all of my loves has become uncommonly smooth as a travel writer. WordPress Daily word prompt Continue reading “Drive”

Voyages


The various reasons voyages are taken range from curiosity to seeking what’s’ over the next hill, seeking adventure to explore places unknown, a pilgrimage of self-reflection and sometimes you just want to return home. My voyage is a combination of all three. My curiosity to see what is over the next hill, to explore new places while reflecting on my past travels. But, my home … Continue reading Voyages

Island


Oh, how I would love to live on an island. I was offered the opportunity to live on an island off the coast of Key West when I received a newsletter from the US National Parks artist-in-residence program asking for applicants for its residency located on the Dry Tortuga Island 90-miles off the coast of Key West Florida. The US National Parks operates artist in … Continue reading Island

Awe or Awesome


The word awe is a noun, and some people consider it is short for awesome, however, it is not. Awe is defined as a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. I use the word awe to describe my first sight of the Grand Canyon, for which I’m still in awe of its beauty, depth, and enormous vastness. As I looked below into … Continue reading Awe or Awesome

“Purpose”


The purpose of planning and structuring is to accomplish a goal. My goal was to establish a nomadic life outside of Southwest Florida and like many things in life my first attempt to leave was hampered by mother nature’s colder than average temperatures along with the 18-21 days of constant rain in the US Mid-Atlantic. So, because I’m a warm weather type, (aka; Florida Beach … Continue reading “Purpose”

Purging for a New Journey


Viewing a sunrise can reveal how significant purging and decluttering provides the clarity to appreciate the importance of memories. It has been three weeks since my last blog post during which I began decluttering and purging the past thirty years of personal items. As the process continued many wonderful memories swirled in my mind as each item revealed my wonderfully rewarding life, filled with the … Continue reading Purging for a New Journey

“Longing”


For the past ten months, I have expanded my blog beyond a daily prompt response, to include short stories, flash fiction, photography, and poetry. I have discovered sketching and painting along with defining mix media. I’m still learning about the independent publishing world. Beyond all of my creative art learning and discoveries, they are small loving hobbies within the giant shadow of my longing to … Continue reading “Longing”

“Longing for Gravity”


You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most? If I’m on a mission to Mars, it would only mean that I have been drugged, kidnapped or its a prank. But, when I wake to discover what has been done I will … Continue reading “Longing for Gravity”