As I sat in an alcohol-induced haze at the bar in the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid NM, I realized that I had taken my own personal journey on the “highway of dreams” 44 years ago.
Category Archives: North America
On the “Mother Road” from Chicago to Oklahoma City
In his classic novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck called Route 66 the “Mother Road.” From our first few days on the road it is clearly that ….and much more.
Getting My Kicks on Route 66
We are in Chicago to begin a 12 day drive in a caravan of seven vehicles along Rt 66 with Two Lane America, my host for this trip, to the Santa Monica Pier, just two miles from our home.
Off to Remote, Exotic….
….West Texas? Seriously. Big Bend National Park is our destination, the best kept secret of the US National Park System.
Kayaking San Francisco Bay with the Original Adventure Geezer
At 79 years old Leo Le Bon has more energy than the Energizer bunny.
Kayaking With Orcas in the Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island
See article in Active Over 50.
All photos (see below) except the first were taken by our guide, Sophie Ballagh. Sophie had a much better camera than I did. Plus, as the guide she was the boss and was able to put herself in the best position to catch photos of the orcas swimming by (just kidding…). This trip inspired me to spend the money for a better camera. You should see the results of my investment in later posts. You can tell me whether the investment paid off. Continue reading
Contemplating Mortality on the Big Island of Hawaii
See article in Huffington Post.
Yes, the title is different than the one I use here. This is the original title, the one I much prefer. For some inexplicable reason, the editors at the Post changed it. Alas, they made other changes as well, none for the better, including a weird link to my web page from the phrase “The destination at the top of the road” at the beginning of the fifth paragraph. I have tried to get them to change it but so far to no avail…. Continue reading
Zipping Over Copper Canyon, Mexico
|It may not look like it, but my knees are shaking
(photo by Alejandra Villalobos Palacio)