Tag: Texas

  • Monahans Sandhills Photos

    Monahans Sandhills Photos

    Here are some more photos from our day at Monahans Sandhills State Park in Texas.

  • Sand & Shadows

    Sand & Shadows

    When camping at Monahans Sandhills in Texas, I woke up before sunrise and walked out on the dunes. It was dead quiet and seemed like I was the only human on earth. The sun rose slowly with a orangish-red glow and created the most incredible shadows across the dunes. I’ll probably follow this up in…

  • A Few Random Texas Pics

    A Few Random Texas Pics

    Here are some photos from Texas that I liked but hadn’t posted yet.

  • Panos of West Texas

    Panos of West Texas

    (click each image to open large panoramas) Texas state road 652 headed west to the New Mexico state line and the Guadelupe Mountains. Texas state road 652 headed west to the New Mexico state line and the Guadelupe Mountains (HDR image) Devil’s Hall Trail in the Guadelupe Mountains National Park Sunset over the Guadelupe Mountains…

  • Stonehenge, Odessa, TX

    Stonehenge, Odessa, TX

    We ran across this Texas oddity by complete accident. I pulled off I-20 at Odessa to let Trey take have a bathroom break and noticed a little sign with a stonehenge icon on it and an arrow pointing north. I headed that way and did a quick Google search on my phone for “Odessa Stonehenge”…

  • Ghost Town: Orla, TX

    Ghost Town: Orla, TX

    On the way to the Guadalupe Mountains we passed through this little West Texas ghost town.

  • Monahans Sandhills State Park, TX

    Monahans Sandhills State Park, TX

    We pulled into Monahans Sandhills State Park after dark and set up camp. Trey went to sleep not realizing how big the sandbox he would get to play in was going to be. Before sunrise I got up and headed to the top of a dune to take pictures. A bit later Trey woke up…

  • Abilene, TX

    Abilene, TX

    Our stop in this town was to see our friend Emily Peters who works as a reporter for the Abilene newspaper. From 2007 to 2009, I worked with Emily in West Africa. Since her return to US we have kept in touch and helped each other out on various projects. We met Emily for lunch…

  • Dallas Fountains & JFK

    Dallas Fountains & JFK

    After the cattle drive in Fort Worth we swung by downtown Dallas where we let the kids cool off in a fountain (it was about 100 degrees with no cloud cover). Not only did they enjoy it, but so did all the business men & women passing by who got quite a laugh at the…

  • Texas Cattle Drive

    Texas Cattle Drive

    The first place the McBs took us was to the old stockyard in downtown Fort Worth. Twice a day they have a little cattle drive re-enactment where several cowboys (and a cowgirl) herd a bunch of longhorns around the block. It takes some real skill for the handlers to keep those long horns from scratching…