Autumn Camping with My Daughters

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Oct 092009
 
Autumn Camping with My Daughters

Last week I gathered my daughters up for a camping trip to kick off their fall break. We drove from Tucson east to the Guadalupe Mountain National Park of west Texas (where I went last November to photograph fall foliage), then up to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, over the Sacramento Mountains to White Sands National […]

Autumn in the Guadalupes

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Jan 202009
 
Autumn in the Guadalupes

For several years I had been itching to get over to the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and southern New Mexico. Known primarily for their geological features — the Guadalupes are the remnants of a large Permian reef that was part of a vast shallow sea that once covered the entire region — I was […]

The Franklin Mountains of West Texas

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Jan 162009
 
The Franklin Mountains of West Texas

In late October I drove over to the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas, about a hundred miles east of El Paso. Along the way there and back I stopped at the Franklin Mountains State Park, north (but officially within the city limits) of El Paso. I’ve just added 28 photos from that excusion to my […]

Road Trip: Day 14

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Jun 272007
 
Road Trip: Day 14

I just realized I may be off by a day on my road trip count, that perhaps this is actually day 13. Ah well, math was never one of my better subjects. Today we made it back to Tucson! The girls were very excited, especially since the mobile DVD dual-screen player broke on the way […]

Road Trip: Day 13

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Jun 272007
 
Road Trip: Day 13

The word of the day is: rain. Or it could be: storm, flooding, downpour. Or maybe: endless. Like yesterday, we logged another 1,000-mile day of driving, from Mobile, Alabama, through Louisiana and into west-central Texas: It was raining lightly when we left Mobile and entered Mississippi, and the rain didn’t really stop until a bit […]

Road Trip: Day 2

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Jun 162007
 
Road Trip: Day 2

Another 750 miles or so today, and while the weather was wet this morning, we didn’t hit any of the thunderstorms I had feared. Tonight we’re in St. Louis, Missouri—crossing northern Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Some photos: At the Comfort Inn & Suites in west Amarillo, there’s an old Model A (maybe?) that’s great for […]

Road Trip: Day 1

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Jun 152007
 
Road Trip: Day 1

A pleasant 730-mile drive from Tucson to Amarillo today. Not many stops—for photos, anyway—but snapped a few here and there: For example, here’s dad, in his infamous “Republicans for Voldemort” t-shirt. At least once today someone asked me who Voldemort is…. My wife Billie doesn’t much like it when I drive and take photos at […]