Monthly Archives: July 2004

Journal: The Final Chapter

The next stop after the bayous was New Orleans. Where, once again, and for no apparent reason, someone tried to break into our car. I thought I was playing my cards right. Park on a higher level of the parking garage, park near the elevator […]

New Orleans, LA

We were pretty beat when we arrived in New Orleans and so we didn’t do all that much. Our hotel was right by the infamous Bourbon St. so we took a walk down there. Quite the crazy place on a Saturday night. We ate at […]

Journal: Eat My Sub… or Else!

I believe I’m safe in saying that most people are in a daze the first 10-15 minutes after they wake up. So you can hardly blame Heidi for being confused when a large, scruffy, bearded man wearing a leather biker jacket approaches her as she […]

Sea Rim State Park, TX

Sea Rim refers to that portion of the Gulf shoreline where marsh grasses meet the surf. These marshlands formed when silt from the Sabine River delta was carried down the beach by longshore currents. A unique environment, Sea Rim provides a valuable habitat for many […]

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Now the ninth largest city in the United States, the city has retained its sense of history and tradition, while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. The city has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, […]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

Carlsbad Caverns National Park was established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within the Guadalupe Mountains—a Permian-age fossil reef. The park contains over 100 known caves, including the famous Lechuguilla Cave. Carlsbad Cavern, with one of the world’s largest underground chambers and countless […]

White Sands National Monument, NM

At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies the Tularosa Basin. In the heart of this basin lies one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Dunes of gypsum sand have covered 275 square miles of desert. […]

NM-TX State Line

When you drive into Texas there are all these signs that say “Drive Friendly.”  They aren’t kidding either!  People literally go off the road so that you can easily and safely pass them.  Insane!

Valley of Fires Recreation Area, NM

The Valley of Fires Recreation Area is an interesting diversion along a route which passes much barren scenery of grassy prairie, stark mountains and sandy desert. The Valley has 127 square miles of buckled, twisted lava, part of an extensive flow up to 50 metres […]