Concrete Canoe (IL) – June 2013

We made the trek to the University of Illinois Urbana to see our son Drew and the Concrete Canoe team from Michigan Tech. Awesome event! These kids design, build and decorate concrete canoes that have to float (duh) and perform out on the water. Really impressive! National finalists from far flung schools such as University… Read More Concrete Canoe (IL) – June 2013

ABQ Balloon Fiesta (NM) – Oct 2013

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is another one of those events where words are superfluous. Attached are a few shots out of literally hundreds – each one better than the next. We were fortunate to join in the Airstream group and as such were parked for the weekend right next to the field where the balloons… Read More ABQ Balloon Fiesta (NM) – Oct 2013

Grand Canyon North (AZ) – Oct 2013

What can you possibly say about the Grand Canyon that either hasn’t already been said or simply doesn’t need to be said? We arrived at the North Rim campground 6 hours before the government shutdown, so the next morning the rangers came around and told us we needed to vacate within 48 hours. Fortunate for… Read More Grand Canyon North (AZ) – Oct 2013

Capitol Reef NP (UT) – Sept 2013

Capitol Reef NP (Capitol Reef National Park) really unique in that while the national park is stunningly gorgeous with intricate rock formations, at its center is a lush valley replete with rushing streams and a canopy of trees and fruit trees from when the Mormons developed orchards of apples and other fruit. We happened to… Read More Capitol Reef NP (UT) – Sept 2013

Canyonlands NP (UT) – Sept 2013

For anyone who has traveled to the western national parks, you already know that most of them are comprised of breathtaking views, and Canyonlands National Park is no exception. Canyonlands National Park We traveled off road on some of the 4 wheel trails. They are more than a little intimidating;  I would have preferred to… Read More Canyonlands NP (UT) – Sept 2013