Archive for January, 2008

Favorite Pictures

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Falls Creek Falls

Falls Creek Falls

Unamed Falls in Falls Creek Falls SP

Unknown falls in Falls Creek Falls SP

Bird on a post on Padre Island

Bird on a post on Padre Island.

Birds in the surf at Padre Island

Birds in the surf at Padre Island

Roads around Big Bend

Roads around Big Bend

View of Casa Grande from the top of the Lost Mine hike.

View of Casa Grande from the top of the Lost Mine hike.

Ansel Adams we are not but we liked the shot.

Ansel Adams we are not but we liked the shot.

City of Rocks Vista

City of Rocks Vista

Hummingbird in flight

Hummingbird in flight

Palm Springs after the rain.

Palm Springs after the rain.

Surf at Hawaii Kai.

Surf at Hawaii Kai.

The sea was angry that day....

The sea was angry that day….

Bamboo stand on the hike to Hanakapi'ai Falls.

Bamboo stand on the hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls.

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Tawny Dunes at sunset

Tawny Dunes at sunset

Balancing rocks

Balancing rocks

Kim in a Kiva

Kim in a Kiva

Navajo Arch

Navajo Arch

Deer feed near our campsite at Capitol Reef NP

Deer feed near our campsite at Capitol Reef NP

View from inside Bryce Ampitheater

View from inside Bryce Ampitheater

Introduction

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Welcome to our blog detailing the best year of our lives. We had an opportunity to take a year off from adult responsibilities and travel with our 2 adventure motorcycles and 2 kayaks in our toyhauler fifth wheel. Unlike most sane people, we went from tent camping out of a Toyota Corrola to towing a 35 ft fifth wheel with a one ton dually. This post was added well after the end of the trip, but all others were written near real time. Because the blog is a few years old now, you will notice some format issues. Text that once aligned with pictures is a bit off and some of the panorama pics are no longer properly sized. But hey…you get what you pay for 🙂

If you are viewing this through the links on our current blog, unlike most blogs, you will be reading forward in time. The link at the bottom of the page says ‘older entries’ but it will move you forward.

Below is a Google map of our trip. You can click on the place-marks to get some more detail.  To view in a full size window, click the ‘View Larger Map’ link in the bottom left.


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