Bald Eagles at the Dafter Dump in Michigan – December 2019

We took an hour in December 2019 to see and photograph bald eagles at the Dafter Dump in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, not far from Sault Ste Marie. We went up north to visit family after Christmas and saw a report that there were 25 eagles spotted at the landfill the day before. SoContinue reading

Biscayne & Everglades National Park in November 2019

We were in Miami for a few days for a wedding in November and decided to complete our visit to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park. It was a quick trip but we managed to pack in pictures of Stiltsville (on the north end of Biscayne National Park), a semi-private boat tour with snorkelingContinue reading

The PA Grand Canyon for Columbus Day Weekend 2019

We headed down I-80 into Central Pennsylvania for a weekend of fall foliage, state parks and camping. If you are looking to leave cell phone coverage behind, the PA Grand Canyon is a trip we highly recommend! The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania is a 47 mile gorge carved by Pine Creek through the Allegheny Plateuu.Continue reading

Canon Birds in Focus at the Audubon Center in PA

Jayne booked us a morning bird walk at the Audubon Center in October 2019 because Canon was going to provide some of its premium Canon cameras and lenses to participants. It ended up being a pleasant but overcast October morning in the Philadelphia area. I ended up shooting with an EOS RP mirrorless camera andContinue reading

Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon (South Rim) in 24 Hours in September 2019

We had an extra day after a Las Vegas conference at the end of September to do some sightseeing and decided to make a quick road trip out of it to see the Grand Canyon. Since the Hoover Dam is on the way, and neither of us had ever been there, we also stopped thereContinue reading

Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey to San Francisco in June 2019

We took the Ford Mustang convertible (rental car) up the Pacific Coast Highway (California Highway 1) and explored Natural Bridges State Beach, Shark Fin Cove and Beauregard Vineyards on our way from Monterey to the San Francisco airport at the end of our San Francisco trip. Here are some of the photos – we willContinue reading

Pinnacles National Park (West Entrance) in June 2019

We visited the West Entrance of Pinnacles National Park on Day 7 of our honeymoon for an hour – and it was action packed! Pinnacles may receive the award for the National Park over which we have argued the most. There are two sections of the park and there is not a direct route toContinue reading

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park in June 2019

We spent a day in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park after our stay at Yosemite National Park. We took the tour at the General Grant tree, drove through Kings Canyon to the end of the road at Copper Creek Trailhead, explored the area around the General Sherman Tree, drove under Tunnel Log, climbed MoroContinue reading

Yosemite National Park in June 2019

After we spent a day exploring San Francisco, we drove over for three days in Yosemite National Park. We stayed in the canvas tent cabins of Half Dome Village and explored Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Taft Point and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. We arrived into Yosemite Valley around mid-day via 120 and Big Oak Flat RoadContinue reading

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods in June 2019

Our first full day in San Francisco saw us make a whirlwind trip through Fisherman’s Wharf, across the Golden Gate Bridge, to Point Reyes National Seashore and Muir Woods National Monument. We arrived at San Francisco airport on a late Sunday night flight and after a stop at the rental car agency (where we gotContinue reading

Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and Charleston in April 2019

We finished off our trip to Congaree National Park with two days in the Charleston area. We explored historic downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, Francis Marion National Forest, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, Santee Coastal Reserve and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. It was a busy two days and there was plenty that weContinue reading

Congaree National Park in April 2019

We planned a canoe trip down the Congaree River through Congaree National Park from Columbia, SC to the 601 bridge in April 2019. Unfortunately, it was rained out as too many April showers led to flooding throughout the park. We made the trip to the park anyway and spent two days camping at Congaree, exploringContinue reading

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