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Posts tagged “american west

Arizona Highway….

Arizona, Highway, Mountains,

…in a straight line.
Coming from the east coast where curves are
the norm, is it amazing to drive for miles and miles
in a straight line.


Horseshoe Bend…

Horseshoe Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, National Park

…in the Grand Canyon.
An off-center view.


Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon Sunset on the North Rim.
The road less traveled is the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
If you want to avoid the crowds of the South Rim, head north!


Lost in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Jason reminded me that on our family vacation out west, he and I got lost in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. I wanted to take a nighttime photo of the Delicate Arch. The arch is 1 mile walk from the car. We trekked ¬†in daylight but couldn’t find our way back at night. We had to literally call out “Help”! Someone, who wasn’t lost, came to our rescue and guided us back to our car.
Returning to the hotel, I found Deb (I state this “politely”) unhappy. She was “thisclose” to calling the police. Secretly I think she was happy I had a ton of scratches on my legs from the thick bushes Jay and I walked through on our “lost” journey. (The photo above is from the night.)


The Badlands

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

The Badlands National Park, South Dakota.


Travelin’!

Motorcycle

Somewhere in Wyoming on a trip out west,
these folks were outside my window.


Pie Town

Pie Town, Arizona

While on the road in Arizona, we passed through “Pie Town”.
It was closed so we couldn’t buy any pie.


Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is breathtaking when covered in fog.


The Sky over Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Land, Navajo Nation, National Park

Looking down into the Canyon.


Sunset in Monument Valley

monument valley, arizona

Sunset in Monument Valley.


Bryce Canyon Trees

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Hike, Hiking, Trail

While walking a trail in Bryce Canyon, I found these trees.
It is absolutely amazing where life will grow.


Mesa Arch Sunrise

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah

Mesa Arch Sunrise in Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah.
A popular and beautiful destination for many photographers, both professional and amateur.
If you decide to go, arrive hours before sunrise. It gets busy!


The Road Ahead

road, New Mexico, travel

…and into the future.


Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

An amazing view from Grand View Point Overlook.


Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument-Valley

Haven’t visited since 2006. Maybe next year.
It is one of the most beautiful places.
Photograph made from John Ford’s point.


Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Las Vegas, High Roller, Ferris Wheel

Image made from atop in the High Roller.
It’s Las Vegas’ version of the London Eye.
Highly recommended.


In The Land of Heaven

Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon sunset on the south rim.


Badlands Milky Way Universe

Badlands National Park, Milky Way Galaxy

The image is of the Milky Way Galaxy, photographed in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota.


Travelin’!

Motorcycle

Somewhere in Wyoming on a trip out west,
these folks were outside my window.


Arizona Highway…

Arizona, Highway

…near Marble Canyon and Page, Arizona.


Daydreaming about Vacation

Zip LIne, Sports, Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Adventure

Presently I vacation by daydreaming about previous vacations. Several years ago we (the family)¬†wanted to do something special and we thought zip lining would be perfect. Just outside of Las Vegas in Bootleg Canyon we traveled to the top of a mountain to go zip lining. All we could say was “WOW!” That’s Ashley on my left.


Arches National Park

Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is located in Moeb, Utah. The formation pictured is called “Park Avenue”.


Images of Hope


The Road Ahead

road, New Mexico, travel

…and into the future.
I was heading in the direction of Socorro, New Mexico.
My destination was the Very Large Array (VLA).