We were going down in elevation from Joshua Tree National Park therefore it was getting warmer. We planned to take a 2-3 day pit stop in Palm Springs at the KOA there.
Rock Springs Weather
I’ve been to Hanmer Springs a fair few times now. It’s actually is one of my favourite places in the South Island. Given it’s only about 1 hour 40 minutes from Christchurch it’s an easy destination to go for a weekend, or even a day depending on how much you like driving and who’s in your […]
Book recommendation: Touching Spirit Bear I just read this book yesterday. It’s a teen novel about a boy who never had a childhood and is heading down the prison pipeline, but his parole officer gives him a different route. During a restorative justice circle, the protagonist is offered a chance to recover by living alone […]
Iceland ranks one of the most naturally beautiful islands I’ve ever stepped foot on. Sadly, we were only here for two days during a lay over but it has been my goal since then to return again soon! There are so many waterfalls and natural phenomenons/formations to explore, but we mainly got to see the […]
Miss Augusta Tucker was a keen observer of community life with amazing recall many years later. She was one of the few Doaksville residents living in 1938 that could weave the past into poignant tales of human experience. In between her verbal paintings of olden days in Doaksville, she tells you a bit of her […]
I was looking something for my group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelforMompreneurs, and it said that Monday is one of the least productie days. I feel that way today. We are going to start in Gulfport, Mississippi. I happen to have spent a couple of summers here. I know that this city is right on the water. And obviously […]
A nation of 50 states means a world of worthy places to visit. Each state is more like a different country, flaunting its own individual culture, history and lifestyle. With such a vast country at your disposal, it’s difficult to choose where to go and what to see. That’s why we dug deep to find […]
Yes, it’s word play, but seriously, the unseasonably cold weather here in the Pacific northwest seems thoroughly unreasonable, to me at least. (We could talk about the futility of pairing reason with weather, but that would be another conversation). Seattle’s airport, Sea-Tac, marked its snowiest February on record before we were even half way through […]
After a successful trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London we joined the Wilmington College tour group again on their EF Tour to Ireland in 2014. Our trip took us to Dublin, Blarney, Kinsale, Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Rock of Cashel, ending back in Dublin for a final day before our […]
So we ended up back at the Denarau Marina and twenty of our group headed off after breakfast , either home or to continue their holiday at a resort hotel.We had other plans.. We headed off to a hot springs and mud bath.It was a long drive in a taxi mainly on a dirt road […]
The past week was quite an adventure. Beginning last Tuesday, SFW had a three day tiyul down south. We woke up on Tuesday morning, packed lunches, and began loading the buses. We drove down, stopped at the rest stop by עין חצבה Ein Chatzeva, and got to the מכתש הגדול, the big crater. In Israel, […]
It didn’t take much to turn the weather. We watched the fronts coming over and the downpours of rain. In between the glorious Spring sunshine gave the hint of the future Plains of Heaven. The dull interlude found us at this beautiful and idyllic Atlantic beach. Everything is perfect- the golden sand, the dark and […]
I haven’t posted in this blog in something over four years. I’m an old guy with a very ordinary life, so I figured there was no real interest in whatever I’ve got going on. My daughter, Sara Barnes, inadvertently changed my viewpoint. Sara has a real life as a famous person in the art / […]
The Southeast, particularly in the ridges of Southern Appalachia, is world renown for its prime hunting habitats and pristine conservation environments. Within a relatively small area, you can encounter hardwood forest, pine woods, wetlands, limestone caves, and swamps. The South is the most biologically diverse region in the entire United States. Home to the raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, cougar, bear, deer, fox, bobcat, rabbit, and weasel. Not to mention some of the rarest salamander and minnows in the world.
Iceland is otherworldly beautiful and dramatic, with landscapes that can look like another planet, a fairy tale, and a dream all at once. There are fewer than 350,000 people in the entire country — that’s less than the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, alone — and more than half the country lives in the capital […]