Furnace Creek Inn

Beautiful setting.  This is the luxury resort lodging in Death Valley National Park.  Not exactly a campground.  Originally built in 1927, it still looked pretty swanky in 2009.  I stayed in a more modest section of the park, resembling an upscale trailer court. This Four Diamond rated resort will be renovated in late 2018.  So, obviously … Continue reading Furnace Creek Inn

Bye-Bye

This morning I left for a 9-day trip to the Holy Land.  I'm excited about the Holy Land, but apprehensive about the Middle East. Hope to have some pictures up soon after I return. Thought for the Day:         Travel teaches toleration.           Benjamin Disraeli

Tschus

"Tschus" (pronounced "chuse") is a German word/expression that means, "see ya".  I've had it on my license plate since Rebecca came into our lives as an exchange student in 1994. It's o-dark-thirty  (4:30 AM) now and I'm leaving the house to start my 8-day photo safari of the Nebraska sand hills.   I have a … Continue reading Tschus

Best of UK, part 3

There are many things I like about the UK, as noted in two previous blogs part 1 and part 2, but city streets are not one of them ... for driving at least.  Yeah, they're quaint, charming and "homey", but they're impossible to drive in.  This photo is a classic city street in the city … Continue reading Best of UK, part 3

“Peppers Pleece”

You ever wonder who invented passports?  I mean, really, who had the bright idea to require a passport to enter a foreign country?  A passport, by itself, does not entitle a person to enter a foreign country; it is merely a document issued by a national government that certifies the identity and nationality of its … Continue reading “Peppers Pleece”

All Aboard!

I visited this Union Pacific train station as a young boy in the early 50's; the memories that remain of that day are vivid ones.  The whole family went to the train station to see my uncle off to the Army.  I couldn't get over how BIG the place was ... and how busy.  The … Continue reading All Aboard!

Faith Journey

I see a lot of symbolism in this image; if you have writer's cramp and stare at it long enough your mind starts to wonder.  (Yes, wonder, not wander.)  What is faith?  There are so many very different religions in this world and they all have their devout worshipers, so strong in their faith that … Continue reading Faith Journey