Posts in Category: Trips

Jackson Hole

Looking into Jackson Hole from Signal Mountain in Grand Tetons National Park.

Dock

Evening sun casts shadows from the railing on the dock at the resort. Was basically the only nice weather day we had during the trip.

Floridian silhouette

Isabella on the dock at our resort in Orlando, Florida. Although the weather was quite chilly, we took comfort in knowing it was still warmer than back in Ohio. A week’s break was not nearly long enough for us, but it was a productive trip.

Prejmer stork nest

Prejmer, Romania is a parish located about 15 km away from Brasov, on the east side of the Brasov Depression, and in the proximity of the Olt River. Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked, wading birds with long, stout bills. Storks are mute; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Their nests can be large and may be reused for many years. Many species are migratory. There are 19 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Romania, White Storks and Black Storks. The nest seen here in Prejmer is that of a White Stork.

Escalante colors

Driving along the Cottonwood Canyon Road through Utah along the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Park is a trip everybody should make in their lifetime. It is amazing to see so many different colors in the rock formations. This particular display of colors was taken close to the end of the road heading east.

Basilica of St. Louis, King of France

The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States. The first church on the site was built in 1718. The third church, built in 1789, was raised to cathedral rank in 1793. It is in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Located next to Jackson Square and facing the Mississippi River, the St. Louis Cathedral is at the heart of New Orleans and is one of its most recognizable landmarks.

Objects in mirror are larger than they appear

These four kids were having fun playing on a miniature replica of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Playing King Kong for a day brings out the kid in you.

Young girl fishing on Caesar Creek Lake

Back in 2006, when Emilia and I were first dating, we put our relationship to the test by going camping at Caesar Creek State Park. Spending so many days together in close company with each other can either strengthen or derail a relationship. Fortunately, we found ourselves to be very compatible with each other. In a few days we will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary along with Isabella turning five months old. If it wasn’t for that long weekend back in 2006, we may never have reached this point in our lives.

This photo was taken with Emilia’s point and shoot Nikon she had with her. I can’t remember if she or I took the photo, but it was shot after I gave her some pointers and changed the settings on her camera. It is also one of the most popular photos on travbuddy.com.

Destinations unknown

Ever wonder where a pair of railroad rails are going, or where they came from? Pick a direction and hop on board. Taken at the beginning of my 2006 trip to the West.

Climbing Moro Rock

Moro Rock is a granite dome in Sequoia National Park, California. A 400-step stairway, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is cut into and poured onto the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top. The stairway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The view from the rock encompasses much of the Park, including the Great Western Divide. Use of this trail is discouraged during thunderstorms and when it is snowing.