Borderlands = Wonderlands

Words seldom do wonderlands justice; what you will see in the South West is a leather-jacket geology in mirrored shades, high heels and deep red lipsticks…

Cactus in memory of Benjamin Britten: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


Destination Moon: White Sands National Monument


Guadalupe Mountains National Park


Beneath The Surface: Carlsbad Caverns National Park


Everything Is BIG In Texas: Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park


Leaning Rocks: Big Bend National Park


Rio Grande: Big Bend National Park


Chiricahua Mountains: Coronado National Forest


Painted Desert: Petrified Forest National Park


Newspaper Rock: Petrified Forest National Park


The Tepees: Petrified Forest National Park


Jasper Forest: Petrified Forest National Park


Martha’s Butte: Petrified Forest National Park


Red Rock State Park: Sedona

E L D O R A D O


Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’

— Edgar Allan Poe

S h e

As in:

  • Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive
  • Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Assateague Island National Seashore

Bienvenue En Louisiane

We’re Jazzed You’re Here!

The French Quarter in NOLA

Bayou Coquille at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Chalmette Battlefield & National Cemetery

The Sunshine State

A drive through Florida’s scenic byways starting in Miami and passing through:

  • The Keys(A1A South)
A Double-crested Cormorant trying to take a nap on the beach…
  • Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge(A1A North)
  • Everglades National Park(FL RT 9336)
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Big Cypress, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Ten Thousand Islands(US RT 41/90 West)
  • Naples, Fort Myers(US 41 West/North)
  • Tampa(I-75)
  • NOLA, MS and AL(separate posts!) through I5 West
  • Northwest Florida(Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola, St Marks Wildlife Refuge, Apalachicola National Forest, Blue Angles Parkway..etc) using US 98/30/79/20/267 East for the most part.
  • Orlando(again through US 98/30 East)
  • Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet Beach, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Fort Pierce, Hutchinson Island, Palm Beach, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Fort Lauderdale (through FL RT A1A South)
As Patient As A Fisherman
The [Shore] Runners: Sanderlings running on the shores of Ponce Inlet Beach in Florida…