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June 2019: The Great Southwest Trek

June 2019: The Great Southwest Trek

On June 5 I departed home on a 10 day adventure to the southwest U.S.  I had made plans with my sister Sherry to accompany her and her family to Tucson and Albuquerque to visit our brothers Aaron and Gary,…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The C Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The C Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

V is for Vistas – #atozchallenge

V is for Vistas – #atozchallenge

Vistas are the joy of back roads travel. Every corner, every crest of a hill, every mile offers a new vista.  And this country has some spectacular and splendid vistas. Over the years I have seen some amazing vistas. Whether…

G is for Grandeur – #atozchallenge

G is for Grandeur – #atozchallenge

The United States is a vast and diverse country. From sea to shining sea there are sweeping vistas and spectacular scenes of nature. The grandeur of this country is not seen on the interstate highways, but on the back roads…

A to Z Challenge: The T Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The T Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

WARNING-This is a long post. It took me nearly 59 years to get to all 50 states! On September 8, 2015, I set foot on the side of the road just north of Brattleboro, VT after we crossed over the…

#TBT – Oh the Places I’ve Been: Some Odds and Ends

#TBT – Oh the Places I’ve Been: Some Odds and Ends

“You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go!” – Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go As a Throwback Thursday menagerie, I thought I would throw in some…

#TBT – Being an Arizona Tour Guide in the 1980s

#TBT – Being an Arizona Tour Guide in the 1980s

In the early 1980s my young family was living in Flagstaff, Arizona and I was going to school full time at Northern Arizona University. During this time, I had a stroke of luck in landing a job as a tour…

Montana Trip: The Other Rock City

Montana Trip: The Other Rock City

While on a trip to Montana in late May 2014, I had the opportunity to visit a place called Rock City, just north of Valier, Montana. (see my recent post on that trip) In and of itself, Valier is not…

Montana Trip: US Highway 89 thru Montana – North 89

Montana Trip: US Highway 89 thru Montana – North 89

As I continued my trip in Montana, I spent some time with my daughter and her children in Shelby.  From there I proceeded to head back to Kentucky the “back roads” way over a number of US Highways and State…