Patagonia Lake State Park, AZ

Fishermen in bass boat
Dedicated fishermen – it was 36 degrees with a light mist at Patagonia Lak State Park in Arizona when this image was taken. Nikon D850 with Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 lens.

Patagonia Lake State Park is located south of Tucson, Arizona about fifteen miles north of the U.S. – Mexico border. The park is clean and well managed. The campsite was recently cleaned. There is WiFi signal but no connectivity to the Internet. Campfires are allowed in established fire rings. For RVers, water and electricity are… Continue reading Patagonia Lake State Park, AZ

Fontainebleau State Park

  The 2,800 acre Fontainebleau State Park is on the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.  Remnants of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville are visible in the park.  Nature has reclaimed much of the old plantation.  A walk along the nature trails offer glimpses to swamps, southern forests, birds, alligators and… Continue reading Fontainebleau State Park

Village Creek at Village Creek State Park, Lumberton, Texas

There are 25 RV spaces with water and electrical services in the campground. Due to the popularity of the park reservations for a spot at the campground are almost a necessity year round. It was fortunate we had a reservation for our stay in early December – the campground was full. Some of the walk-in… Continue reading Village Creek at Village Creek State Park, Lumberton, Texas

Cyclist and Sheep

Just off the summit of Bobcat Pass, elevation 9,820 feet, I met a young lady from Kansas.  That in and of itself is not too unusual, but what was unusual is that she was on a fully loaded cross country bicycle. She told me she left Arroyo Hondo shortly after sunrise, about 30 miles distant,… Continue reading Cyclist and Sheep

New Mexico Enchanted Circle

The Southwest is an enchanted place regardless of the season.  Fall is for many denizens of the region the most favored time of the year.  The summer heat tempers, the crops mature, the air is crisper, the monsoons have refreshed the earth and the high country puts on a colorful display.  One of the more popular road… Continue reading New Mexico Enchanted Circle

New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angle Fire sits on a hill along the Enchanted Circleover looking the Moreno Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Dr. Westphall began construction of the chapel to honor the memory of their son and the fifteen men that died with him near Con Thien, South Vietnam… Continue reading New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Cinders and Smoke

They are large, they hiss, groan and belch.  Somewhere deep within are pounding hammering beats. They are big, black and covered with soot and dust. They seem alive. They are the steam locomotives of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in Chama, NM. Before the morning run the high mountain air is a mélange of… Continue reading Cinders and Smoke

Four Roses Bourbon

Barrels at the Four Roses' rick houses and bottling facility, in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky

Four Roses Bourbon Distillery is located on Bonds Mill Road, a narrow two lane road in Lawrenceburg, KY. Click here for Google Maps.

Tour the Buffalo Trace Distillery

All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. In 1964 the United States Congress declared bourbon to be a “distinctive product of the United States”. Certainly grain distillates consisting of at least 51% corn can be aged in new oak barrels anywhere in the world – and ne’er-do-wells can stoop so low to… Continue reading Tour the Buffalo Trace Distillery