I miss the magnificent mountain sky

This is a tough time of year to live in Western New York. I work in downtown Buffalo, where it’s cold and snowy.  I live in Hamburg, which is a suburb of the city that gets hit considerably harder with lake effect snow coming off Lake Erie.  We’ve probably had about two feet of snow... Continue Reading →

The Many Glacier Hotel

The Many Glacier Hotel is the grandest of Glacier's celebrated hotels. Completed in 1915, the historic lodge was created in the Swiss-tradition. It resembles the great chalets of the Swiss Alps, which is fitting considering the jagged peaks in Glacier National Park look a lot like those in the heart of Switzerland. The brown paneled... Continue Reading →

Our Vacation in the Adirondacks

July 24 – July 27, 2016 We recently got back from a nice vacation in the Adirondack Mountains.  Adirondack Park is approximately six million acres (which is larger than any National Park in the lower 48).  There are over 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.  There are also over 100 towns and... Continue Reading →

Sunset Point

Sunset Point was about a mile from my campground. Within a couple of minutes I arrived and parked. I grabbed my camera and hurried to the popular viewpoint. From the second I first glimpsed Bryce Amphitheater I was in awe. Despite knowing what to expect, the sight was absolutely astonishing. The amphitheater was overflowing with... Continue Reading →

A Pacific Sunset

My last post was about Acadia National Park on the Atlantic Coast, so I decided to go with a photo from the Pacific Coast today. This photo was actually taken the same day that my friend Joe and I had left Yosemite National Park, because the incredible Yosemite Valley was closed due to flooding.  We explored... Continue Reading →

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