As we leave the Lower Ninth Ward behind, our path takes us along the river into the French Quarter. We plan to visit the two National Parks in the city and continue to look for the after effects of Katrina.Continue reading
Thirteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina set into motion a series of events that resulted in the deaths of 1,800 people. Levees broke, the city was inundated and inefficient bureaucracy crippled relief efforts.
Sometimes the hardest part of traveling is finding a place to stay.
When planning trips we decide only on a general direction. The challenge then becomes where to stay, how long to stay there and hope there is an available place TO stay. Other criteria, which must also be met, makes finding a place even harder.
For better or worse, the United States of America that we know and love today was founded, changed, built and fought for with blood and conquest.
It’s a history that we often forget.
Texas is a big place, it requires a “whole lotta” miles of driving just to get anywhere. It’s going to take us two more stops along the Rio Grande to reach the coast. The first stop is in Del Rio, Texas. I wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I wrong!
Tourists…they come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. Some lug around huge packs, hiking poles and Camelbak bladders, others walk up to an overlook, take a picture and leave and still others haul kayaks around on their heads to put in at rivers. Wherever they are, we try not to be. Sometimes it can’t be avoided.
Sometimes, in life, it’s good to take some time to think about your priorities.
Really focus on what’s important.
One of the best times for soul searching, is while driving down a lonely desert road. Continue reading
Repeat after me…
“Yes sir, we are American Citizens. No sir, there is no one else in the vehicle.”
Have you ever set out on a quest hoping for a specific outcome, only to be sadly disappointed and feeling sorry for yourself?
Francisco Vazquez de Coronado y Lujan did exactly that and when we opted to follow in his footsteps, we had the same result. Continue reading
The United States is chock full of National Monuments, Parks and Memorials and yet most of us don’t even know they exist. Natural wonders, historical sites and simple beauty are just waiting to be enjoyed, cherished and explored. Continue reading