Anyone that has been on the Outer Banks makes time for one of the most famous lighthouses on the East Coast. The Cape Hatteras Light House, built in 1870 is over 200 feet tall and has given sailors help in navigating the Outer Banks.
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. Continue reading “Jockey’s Ridge, Outer Banks NC”
I had a few days off so I took to the road hoping to get in a few days of cat The park is located near the Dismal Swamp in eastern North Carolina, near the Virginia state line. Continue reading “Merchants Millpond State Park”
I had a chance to visit my brother this past weekend and unexpectedly was able to go hiking with friends Table Rock State Park. The park is just outside of Morganton with easy access to I-40. Table Rock is in the Pisgah National Forest which is a big hiking and recreation area for Western NC.
Went to the beach this past weekend and visited Myrtle Beach. After a nice leisurely drive down some back roads we arrived in North Myrtle around lunch. After checking in to our room, it was time to hit the stores since the weather wasn’t all that great. In fact it was somewhat chilly. Continue reading “Myrtle Beach in October”
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. 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”
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. 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!”
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”
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.”
As part of my recent trip through Arizona and New Mexico, I traveled to both the Southern and Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. Of course, no picture can capture the awesome beauty of one of our nation’s greatest treasures. But there is more to the Canyon than just the views at the top. Continue reading “Grand Canyon, Southern Rim”