Travel in the US and Abroad
- Visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert
Museum a number of times, certainly the best tourist attraction in the
Tucson area for my money.
- Hiked nearly every trail in Saguaro
National Park East
- Backpacked for the weekend at Molino Basin Campground
- Visited the infamous Tombstone
- Got to walk through the actual site of the OK Corral where the famous
gunfight occurred between Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp,
against Ike Clanton, Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy
Claiborne. Seeing the cramped quarters it's hard to imagine that the shootout
lasted for 30 seconds.
- Visited Bisbee for some nice
shopping and walking around the quaint town. We'll return for the mine tours and
- Camped in Chiricahua National Monument
- Volcanic eruption 27 Million years ago, 1000 times the size of the 1980 Mt.
St. Helens' eruption, left interesting rock formations.
- Monument is at meeting point of Sonoran Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, Southern
Rocky Mountains, and Northern Sierra Madres.
- Recognized as one of the premier plant and animal diversity sites in the
- Excellent hiking
- Hiked to Fort Bowie National Historical
- Focal point for military operations for 30 years until the surrender of
Geronimo here in 1886.
- Nice 1.5 mile hike to the ruins
- Visited Tumacacori National Historical Park
- Ruins of 3 ancient Spanish colonial missions.
- Very nice self guided tour including the main Church built from 1800-1822
and abandoned in 1842.
- Visited Tubac
- Tubac Presidio
State Park. Not too exciting, actually. They do have the actual printing
press that printed the first AZ newspaper. A man was there who used to do
typesetting and printing for a living back in the old days. He was very
interesting to talk to.
- Walked the Tubac shops, ate a nice lunch, had a relaxing day.
- Toured the Titan
Missile Museum, a decommissioned ICBM silo near Tucson, AZ. Denise got to
turn the key that would have launched the missile.
- Camped many time and hiked many peaks around the
Coronado National Forest. Very
nice diversity with elevations from 3000 ft to over 9000 ft.
- Had a picnic lunch and did the hike at
Cochise Stronghold. Definitely
recommended. Fairly easy hiking but very pretty.
- Visited Coronado National Memorial.
Some very nice hiking, didn't go into the cave, maybe next time.
- Spent a few days around the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National
Forest. Did some nice hiking, the dog found a nice dead animal to rub her head
in. Denise had to wash her a few times to clean her up.
- Went to the Quartzsite
RV Show, the world's largest. Had fun, were the youngest people by far in
the whole place.
- Hiked to Roger's
Canyon cliff dwellings/ruins. Very nice, well preserved ruins. Got back to
the truck not only in rain but it hail. What a long day.
- Hiked almost to Mt Wrightson (9453 ft), ran out of time. Really nice hike
but we need to leave earlier in the morning next time.
- Trekked around the
Playa a bit. I wasn't too impressed but the dog had a lot of fun. To be
honest I found it because it was windy and I saw a huge cloud of dust 15 miles
away. I had to drive down and see what it was. Sort of neat I suppose.
- My mom and I visited Kitt Peak in
March, 2005. Really impressive stuff, very pretty walking.
- San Diego (not a very good link)
- San Diego Zoo
Carlsbad, they had hotel rooms when we showed up, nice walk to the beach
with a Starbucks on the way
- Old Town San Diego State
- Baltimore Aquarium, a very nice aquarium
- Annapolis, spent a nice day
exploring a nice town. Home of the US Naval Academy
- Ocean City beach, with its
boardwalk. Really enjoyed a nice day or so walking around.
- Asheville Zoo, quite a nice zoo. Large
fields where animals roam in herds, a fun trip.
- Kitty Hawk, home of the famous
Wright Brothers' flight.
- Cape Hatteras National Park, where we
stayed at the Cape Hatteras KOA.
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
- Bode Island
- Tulsa (not a very good link), Big
city, ate some good food, had some fun with our friends, Brett and Michele
- J. M. Davis Arms Museum,
without a doubt the most impressive gun collection I've heard of. Also contains
some extremely rare mounts of eagles and other now endangered animals. Has
several guns that belonged to famous Old West outlaws, even the nooses and hoods
worn by several famous people who were hung.
- Pensacola Dam
- Grand Lake O' the Cherokees,
where we stayed many weekends with Brett and Michele at Roger's Cabins
- Hiked to
Echo Lake, a nice hike, a peaceful lake, although really windy the day we
- Visited the city of Denver
- Trip to the West #1
Trip to the West #2
- Visited Capulin Volcano National Monument
- Biked from just East of Seattle to the Columbia river. My brother Eric and I
did a few days on mountain bikes. What a great trail to ride, what a blast. Look
- Hiked 120 miles of the Appalachian
Trail in Southwest VA
- Visited Colonial Williamsburg
- Contains a wealth of historic sites including the first VA Governer's
Palace, an amazing site.
- Has people in period dress demonstrating various trades of the time.
- Monticello, Thomas
Jeffersons Home in Virginia, nice tour and exhibits.
- Peaks of Otter, Several
hiking and camping trips were here.
- Hungry Mother State
Park, Slept/froze on the snow, nice hiking, three trips to Walmart for
- Mountain Lake Resort, where
we got married. One of only 2 natural lakes in Virginia.
- The Cascades,
a nice hike not far from where we went to college, Virginia Tech.
- The famous
- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. I suppose
it's nice to note we drove it, for what that's worth.
- Virginia Beach, got
lost in an undesirable part of town, found our way to safety camping near the
- Blue Ridge Parkway,
we've driven every mile of it in Virginia
- Skyline Drive, we've driven every
mile of this, too
- Washington D.C., speaks for itself. Museums, theater, you name it.
- And, of course, Tyson's Corner.
Seemed unbelievably huge until we moved to Dallas.
Upcoming Trips, we need to get busy: