Well, mostly travels anyway. This is really just an excuse to tell stories about places I’ve been or adventures I’ve experienced. I hope you find them entertaining.
You’d think, after four posts and dozens of pictures in a series called “Loose in the Palouse”, that we’ve actually been to Palouse. But we haven’t.
How can that be? Have I been lying to you this whole time?Continue reading “Loose in Palouse”
Sometimes, in a photography workshop, you need to get an early start. Like, really early. Early enough to travel to and arrive at a pre-scouted viewpoint well before dawn, so you can catch the sunrise and morning light that comes with it.
In my case, this ended up meaning, “guess I’m not going to sleep at all tonight.”Continue reading “Loose in the Palouse: Panorama”
One thing was made quite clear by our photography workshop leader when he gave us an introductory briefing on the Palouse.Continue reading “Loose in the Palouse: Steptoe To Falls”
The gorgeous shots you typically see from the Palouse are shot at a place called Steptoe Butte. But that’s not the only place you can find beauty.Continue reading “Loose in the Palouse: Early Impressions”
The cow looked at me, quizzically. I looked back, impressed with how well it was put together. We both probably wondered if the other was missing a few screws…Continue reading “Loose in the Palouse: Born in a Barn”
After watching a documentary or two about folks doing cave dives, I swore to myself that I’d never do that – it’s too dangerous.
I have violated my oath.Continue reading “Diving A Cenote”
It’s a wonder.
Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and once on site it’s easy to see why. The place is awesome. The scale of it; the precision, especially considering they built it over 1000 years ago, without the benefits of the wheel, metal tools, or beasts of burden; the extent of the grounds – it all adds up to something special.
So if I subject you, once again (and I promise this is the last time) to Mayan pyramids, we’re going to go out on a high note.Continue reading “Chichen Itza”
After scoping out pyramid after pyramid, where the local jefes sensibly kept the mobs off of their ancient relics in the interest of preservation, as well as preventing some klutz from falling and bashing their brain pans in, I finally got to climb one of them.Continue reading “Scaling A Pyramid”
Suppose you had a jones to retire in Mexico, wanted to do so in a city that had lots of things to do, but the idea of a city the size of Mexico City was just way too intimidating. Where would you go?Continue reading “Merida”
First things first. What’s an Uxmal?Continue reading “How to Pronounce Uxmal”