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 where there is a lot of traffic, park under a […]

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 packs the car early in the morning. He bluntly asks […]

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 wetland species. I believe this was the NASTIEST beach on […]

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 formations, is accessible via walking tours offered year-round. We caught […]

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. This is the world’s largest gypsum dune field. White Sands […]