A Texas Sized Mini-Mart

Everything is bigger in Texas. Wide open spaces and swathes of sky reaching to a never-ending horizon; it’s a big state. Even the gas station is bigger in Texas. Think of the biggest gas station you have ever seen. Now think bigger! Buc-ee’s in Temple Texas is one location of this record setting convenience store... Continue Reading →

Can’t Wait to Hike Again! Geological Eras at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon

We are all indoors and not hiking right now, but one place on the gotta-hike-it-in-the-future-list is Silver Falls state park in Oregon. The camping is comfortable; the forest is beautiful, and the hiking provides fantastic views. The park’s Trail of Ten Falls is an experience in nature appreciation, ecological balance, geology, and even some Zen.... Continue Reading →

Stand Where They Stood -Little Bighorn

Stand Where They Stood… at their battle Often standing where they stood is quite humbling and is cause for reverence. It happens to me in a place where my written word is merely comment and could never capture the true immensity of the time, place, or event. In southeastern Montana, on the Crow Reservation lies... Continue Reading →

The Bell That Was a Cannon

Yep, went to the Alamo...but...when I heard that someone had turned a cannon into a church bell, and that it was just blocks away, I had to go find it. I may have already been standing in front of an iconic site for Southwest history when I heard this news, but THIS had to be... Continue Reading →

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