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91-Carlsbad Caverns, NM

I have always wanted to go to Carlsbad Caverns, so this was going to be one of the top stops on this road  trip. Carlsbad, NM is a spit in the road town with the only attraction being the caverns. [...]

July 19, 2009 New Mexico

90-San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is a very beautiful  city and we were there on an exceptional day. As you can see from the photos, the weather behaved itself. We first visited the Alamo and found it to be very disappointing in stature. [...]

July 19, 2009 US Travel

105-New Mexico

New Mexico is one of the most beautiful places I have traveled. Since entering the state from Texas, it only got prettier and prettier. Here are a few photos of the New Mexico mountain areas. These were taken on the [...]

July 19, 2009 US Travel

103-Rio Grande Gorge – El Prado, NM

The Rio Grande Gorge is located west of Taos, New Mexico, and cuts through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge reaches a depth of 800 feet just south of the Colorado border, within the boundary [...]

July 19, 2009 New Mexico

089-Gitterdone – West Texas

What hath God wrought when Larry The Cable Guy infects every fertilizer store throughout America. This trailer was somewhere in southern New Mexico on the wan to Carlsbad Caverns. I guess it was fitting that the trash truck was also [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel

88-West Texas

Two days through west Texas looks like this. Hundreds of miles of nothing. Every now and then we would see a flock of buzzards feasting on road kill. It made us hungry for something similar at the Dairy Queen. Really, [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel

87-Alamodome – San Antonio, TX

The Alamodome is a rectilinear three-level stadium which can seat up to 65,000 spectators for a typical football game but is expandable to hold 72,000 spectators, allowing the possibility to host a Super Bowl. The arena configuration (basketball/hockey) takes 12-18 [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel

86-Natural Bridge Caverns – San Antonio, TX

One of the best things of road trippin’ with no schedule is seeing something interesting and going for it. As we were heading to San Antonio, TX, we saw a sign for some caverns. And as you know, you can’t [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel

85-Austin, TX

Austin, TX was our first stop. We wanted to see the capitol of Texas, eat ribs, see the bats on Congress Street, and check out 6th Street (the mini-Bourbon Street of Texas). We did most of those things. As we [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel

84-Road Trippin’ Across America

My son Chris graduated from LSU a couple of weeks ago and is planning to enlist in the Navy as an officer. Prior to beginning his education at LSU, we did a road trip from Southern California to New Orleans [...]

June 20, 2009 US Travel