Photo of the Week : Sunset in Alaska’s Chugach State Park

Alaska is beautiful all the time, but especially at sunset.  This is the view from Flattop Mountain in Chugach State Park, just outside of Anchorage. If you are on a mobile device and can not see this photo, please click here.

Photo Adventure : Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in the Winter, Oklahoma

Our May trip to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge was one of the most visually stunning experiences I’ve had in this part of the country.  There were beautiful yellow flowers everywhere and the baby bison were amazing to see. As we drove back from the Panhandle at Christmas, we made a detour back through the […]

Photo Essay : Our Year Through Pictures – 2013

2013 has been an interesting year.  In some ways it has been amazing, and in other ways it has been amazingly hard.  One thing that I can say as this year comes to an end is that we are closer as a family.  Much of that is because of our travels.  It has given us […]

Taking a Ride on the Polar Express with the Texas State Railroad in Palestine

“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” – The Conductor in Polar Express When Claire was a slightly smaller version of herself, she loved watching the Polar Express movie.  Actually, “loved” isn’t a strong enough word for it.  She watched it over and over, day […]

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Most of you are familiar with my Cold War fascination, so a trip to Albuquerque would not have been complete without a trip to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. The museum is located outside of the Albuquerque Museum District near Old Town. For a brief stint after the 2001 terror […]