“Alamo ” On August 29th, we arrived in San Antonio. After checking in at Cranes Mills on Canyon Lake, we motored the 18 miles to my oldest brother’s house (Mark & Kathy’s) for the cordial visit and then planned the next 4 days. Their house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in a beautiful … More Alamo

After Yellowstone!

“…Texas Bound! ” After doing the “checking out” thing on August 22, the four of us prepared for our trip to Santa Fe (Lance & Ronnie flew to Jackson and spent from Aug 17 to 23rd at Yellowstone). Early on the 23rd, we struck out for a 400+ mile ride to Laramie, WY. Here we … More After Yellowstone!


All good things must come to an end, and it is the same with the Yellowstone adventure. I have been so blessed with this experience. Being in a truly wilderness area where humans are NOT the top of the food chain is, beyond doubt, marvelous! One wrong decision, one false move, one mistake, and you … More Yellowstone


“I’m you’re Huckleberry”. One of Doc Holiday’s favorite saying. He’s most famous for living in Tombstone, AZ and being best friends with Wyatt Earp, the famous Sheriff of the Southwest. (He was also part of the shoot-out at the OK Corral.) But his life was much more colorful than the 2 dimensional story of “Tombstone”. … More Huckleberry

Hikes & Hikes

Some more hikes in the month of August. Temperatures are consistently dropping to below freezing at night and daytime highs reaching only the low 60’s. Yes, here in the high country, fall has arrived. Elk will be bugling soon. Besides Avalanche Peak and Amphitheater Lake, I also did Purple Mountain, and Slough Creek trails. The … More Hikes & Hikes

Avalanche Peak

I am nearing the end of my tenure here at Yellowstone. …But I still have several hikes left. It is only fitting that one of the toughest hikes is saved for the end. Avalanche Peak. (And I have 6 brave souls signed up to hike!) Avalanche Peak. Just its name is intimidating! Most of my … More Avalanche Peak

Amphitheater Lake

The last day of summer. Okay, you’re thinking it’s not September yet. Let’s get one thing straight. This is Yellowstone. Grant Village is at almost 8000 feet above sea level. Weather here is different. It is said that there are only two seasons here; winter and July. So, in the Yellowstone world, July 31st is … More Amphitheater Lake

Roosevelt Cookout

You can’t possibly do and see everything in Yellowstone in a week or two. Actually, you can’t really do it in a summer… and if you did, you’d certainly miss some of the trifling things, however small, that add substance to the experience. But we are here for a while and it is time to … More Roosevelt Cookout

It’s Personal

It’s personal. This blog strays away from the Yellowstone theme a bit. But as the backdrop of such a beautiful, serene place it’s hard not to reflect on life. On my life and my personal journey through its many challenges and cravats over the years. People come in and out of my life but they … More It’s Personal


“You gotta stop, and smell the roses [wild flowers]!” Mac Davis got it right in the song, Stop and smell the Roses, literally and metaphorically. When the spring snows and cold have all but gone away, the mountains and meadows come a live with great beauty! Wild flowers spring up everywhere. During this short but … More Flowers