Wildflower super blooms in the desert occur only about once per decade on average. The last super bloom occurred in 2017 and neither Debra nor I were able to experience it. We were thrilled to learn that another super bloom was underway this spring and promptly drove from the Gulf Coast of Texas to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California once we finished with the van rebuild project.
The Salton Sea is one of the largest inland seas in the world, and its existence is entirely an accident. While historical records suggest that the sea may have naturally filled and drained repeatedly in the past as the Colorado River shifted course, the sea did not exist at the turn of the last century.
The San Antonio River Walk is a unique, urban cultural experience. It is unlike anything I have experienced before in both scope and style.
The hub of activity in Shoshone, California is The Crowbar Cafe & Saloon. The Crowbar serves as watering hole, restaurant, gathering place, and museum.
Lightning storms have the potential to be unnerving when you are camped in the mountains. In 2018 we experienced several significant lightning storms while we were in the mountains, and I decided to try capturing some photographs of one storm.
Rocky Mountain National Park is defined by epic views. Waterfalls, sweeping vistas, and rugged mountain peaks are perfectly complemented by spring and early summer wildflowers in the meadows.
Bison, deer, turkeys and more awaits you at Custer State Park in South Dakota. This 71,000 acre state park in the Black Hills offers something for nearly everyone, but is perhaps best known for its large herd of wild buffalo. The herd, which numbers around 1,300, is one of the largest in the U.S.
One of the treats that we experienced was watching hummingbirds dart about around the Fall River. I was able to photograph a few of the hummingbirds in flight.
Buffalo Gap National Grassland in South Dakota is the second largest national grassland in the U.S. at nearly 600,000 acres. The grassland area features both prairie and badlands.
During our Spring 2018 visit to Badlands National Park we were thrilled to see Bighorn Sheep