Jockey’s Ridge, Outer Banks NC

After I left Bell Island on Currituck Sound, I traveled to the Outer Banks.   After a few hours of scenic views of the ocean and sound, I arrived at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  The park encompasses the largest sand dunes on the East coast. IMG_2124  Continue reading “Jockey’s Ridge, Outer Banks NC”

Kayaking the French Broad River

Kayaking the French Broad River

A few hours drive to the Asheville Outdoor Center was all it took to began our 4 hour trip down the river.  We were met by a group of great employees that took care of everything.  The place had hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill for those that needed a pick me up before launch. IMG_3327 The drive to the let in sight was 7 miles up river and it was easy a pie to get into the river.  Continue reading “Kayaking the French Broad River”

Zion National Park-Breathtaking!

Zion National Park-Breathtaking!

Just inside Utah, above the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful parks in America.  The Zion National Park is literally as awe inspiring as the Canyon.    The park is very busy, it is visited by millions of people per year. You have to go regardless.   IMG_3021 As you start to get closer to the park the rock formations begin to take on a different hue, the lines of millions of years of erosion begin to show clearly from miles away. Continue reading “Zion National Park-Breathtaking!”

Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam

Spending time at Lake Powell was a real treat.  After visiting the Canyon, we went up to Lake Powell and decided to spend some time there.  A few bucks for a boat and we were on the water.  The water is clear and cold

. The lake levels go up and down due to the amount of spring thaws that are available and how much water is being released downstream.  You could see the various levels in the rocks.   The Glen Canyon Reservoir provides water for  the states of  Arizona, California, and New Mexico, while holding water from the Colorado River for Utah Continue reading “Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam”

Maui, one of the Pacific’s gems.

Maui, one of the Pacific’s gems.

Going to Maui was another check off on the bucket list.   Betty and I were to meet some friends of ours there and spend a week sightseeing.  Upon arrival on a puddle jumper from Hawaii, we were surprised at how comfortable the temperatures were.  Low 80’s and a breeze were the norm.    After settling in our condo, we made a beeline to the local store to stock up on snacks and drinks.  The town of has plenty of tour guides that will take care of all your sightseeing schedules for you. Continue reading “Maui, one of the Pacific’s gems.”

Antelope Canyon AZ

Antelope Canyon AZ

The water has no place to go, it searches for the easiest path, it continues for miles and miles, building strength, gaining height and width until it hits the canyon.  From there, tons and tons of pressure push the water through the rock, scowering it in the process, making beautiful waves and shapes.   This is Antelope Canyon.  Continue reading “Antelope Canyon AZ”