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The Other Side of Big Bend NP

You saw a bit of what I did in my Overview of Big Bend.  That post didn’t get down to the nitty gritty of where I went and how I got there though.  It all started innocently enough.  Pulled into Panther Junction, got an Annual National Park Pass for $80, talked to the ranger about what to see, and settled on one day middle, one east, and one west. Read moreRead more


Big Bend National Park

Located in southwest Texas Big Bend National Park extends along the Rio Grande river for 250 miles of the Texas/Mexico border  and covers 1,250 square miles.  It doesn’t have a “keystone” attraction that attracts visitors to it or even to congregate those that are there.  It does offer mountains, desert, wildlife, and hiking with as much space and solitude as you want and possibly more. Read moreRead more


Getting Back In Travel Mode

I’ve got few days of the trip under my belt now.  The nuances of living on the road are coming to me through both past experience and necessity.  My only scare so far occurred when I left my backpack at a gas station.  Luckily my Stonehenge II stop was only 5 minutes away so I was able to go back to get it, and all it’s contents (including my wallet).  That was less than two hours into the trip.  I didn’t wait long to make it and adventurous one did I? Read moreRead more


Win A Travel Book #1

To finish my first week of blogging off I’m going to hold a contest to win a travel book! I will hold these contests on the 10th and 24th every month.

While cleaning out my house to get ready for this trip one of the first areas I tackled was my big bookcase. Two shelves of it were dedicated to travel books. Guidebooks I’d used, guidebooks I hoped to use, outdoor/nature books, travel stories, novels, you get the idea.
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On The Road

Confession – I know I just left.  What could you have lied about already?  See that’s just it.  I ended up leaving Friday not Thursday.  The day to depart came  andI faced it head-on.  It won.  But I came out victorious in the rematch and that’s what matters.  Ok, that’s over with. Read moreRead more


Choosing My Own Path

Looks Like a Good Path to Me


Looks Like a Good Path to Me


Why did I quit my job to go travel?  To let you see what’s out there of course. Ok, it’s not really about you, it’s about me.  That doesn’t mean I don’t love you though!

Normally, I am one of my least favorite subjects.  Now I have a whole post to fill about me.

Laid back, quiet, and easy going sums me up pretty well.  It’s an easy enough path to take and I walked down it with hardly a bend or uphill for many years.  Ultimately I realized that wasn’t enough anymore and that it was time for a drastic change.  Here’s how it came to be. Read moreRead more