Kissing Texas Longhorns at Copper Breaks State Park

I was afraid we’d miss seeing the Texas Longhorn at Copper Breaks.  They only have a ranger showing a few times a month on Saturdays, and we were late leaving Amarillo that morning.  Copper Breaks is located just outside of the town of Quanah,Texas otherwise known as “that town halfway between Fort Worth and Amarillo” […]

The Time I Almost Got Eaten By a Bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska

I promised my grandmother before I went to Alaska’s Kodiak Island that I wouldn’t go near the bears.  Unlike most tourists to the area, the bears weren’t really my thing.  There were so many other reasons I wanted to head to Kodiak, the impressive Kodiak bears just weren’t part of the equation I assured her. […]