Saturday, August 17, 2013


I know this sounds silly, but I was kind of surprised to learned that the big canyon in Yellowstone National Park is actually, well, yellow...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


On our recent trip out west, I was excited to see some young animals on some of our hikes.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Domestic Animals

How these horses can doze with the magnificent backdrop of the Tetons behind them is beyond me...

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Part of our summer vacation led us to Hell's Canyon, along the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho. Some visitors, like us, choose to hike along the riverbank to see the views. Others prefer different means of transportation, such as these jet boats.

On the drive out to Hell's Canyon, we spent some time at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which told the story of intrepid pioneers and their journey west along the Oregon Trail. Their transportation was entirely different...

Monday, July 29, 2013


We just returned from 3 weeks in the northern Rockies. Part of our trip took us through northeastern Oregon, home of Hell's Canyon. We drove for several hours and rarely encountered any straight roads. On a turnoff from OR highway 39, en route to the canyon overlook, the road epitomizes the curves in the highways we drove.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Recently, we stopped by Fava Tea Company in suburban Milwaukee, WI, to visit the store's owner, Jon's sister-in-law.

Many delicious varieties! Stop by if you are in the area!

Fava Tea Company
17115G W. Bluemound
Brookfield, WI.

Read more about it here.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


This house on a little inlet off Lake Michigan, in Muskegon, Michigan, offered up a fine reflection of itself.