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Remembering Elmer Long

It was hot that day in April when I met Elmer Long. His long, white beard hung to chest level and a well-worn hat rode high on his weathered brow. After the small group of fellow visitors had left, he and I stood under the glaring sun making small talk until finally retreating to two … Continue reading Remembering Elmer Long

Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful destinations over the years. I can't say that I have a favorite spot because knowing me, that list would likely change every week and because there's so much still to see and experience. What I can do is recommend travel-worthy destinations you should visit, though. And … Continue reading Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

Down on Main: A look at Sturgis 2018

Motorcycle fanatics ride into Sturgis like a roaring thunderstorm sweeping across the rolling South Dakota prairie, their bikes streaking down Main Street in bright flashes of metallic blue, candy apple red, sun yellow and every other hue of the spectrum. For seven summer days, Sturgis is transformed from a quiet little town along I-90 into … Continue reading Down on Main: A look at Sturgis 2018

Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Explore waterfalls, Himalayan cuisine, and laid-back mountain town life. Miles: 48.2 | State Park Sidetrip: Golden Gate Canyon State Park  Back in 2017, National Geographic named Boulder, Colorado, "happiest city in the U.S." thanks to "breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate, a charming downtown, and enough outdoor activities to keep even the most active person busy." And … Continue reading Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

The Rolling Pin Bakeshop: A Taste of France Right in the Heart of Five Points

The glass case was nearly empty. Gone were the Danish, bread, croissants, and a good portion of the cakes I'd read about only an hour ago. Disappointment set in quickly and the clerk at the counter noticed right away. "I'm sorry," he said with a polite shrug. "We had a pretty busy day and went … Continue reading The Rolling Pin Bakeshop: A Taste of France Right in the Heart of Five Points

“You Can Call Me Zoomer.” The Story Behind the Image

  Back in 2012 during a road trip to the East Coast, I came upon a unique art installation along the side of Highway 171 just south of Pittsburgh, Kansas. As I pulled the car over and got out to take a few pictures, a lady approached from the shadowed porch of a small white house. The … Continue reading “You Can Call Me Zoomer.” The Story Behind the Image

Barney: The Story Behind the Image

  Motorcycle fanatics ride into Sturgis like a roaring thunderstorm sweeping across the South Dakota prairie, their bikes streaking down Main Street in bright flashes of metallic blue, candy apple red, sun yellow, and every other hue of the spectrum. For seven summer days, Sturgis is transformed from a quiet little town along I-90 into … Continue reading Barney: The Story Behind the Image

The Story Behind the Photo

  Spring, 2009 | Santa Fe, New Mexico Every image has a story behind it.  The ringing of his spurs carried over the roar of motorhomes and cars whizzing passed his worn-out cowboy boots as he crested the hill outside of  Santa Fe. The horses trailed close behind the man as they strolled together in … Continue reading The Story Behind the Photo

History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try

The place couldn't have been open for more than 20 minutes before I walked through the front door yet most of the seats at the bar were already taken except for one near the end. I quickly bellied up to the bar and was immediately greeted by two couples and the bartender as if they had … Continue reading History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try

Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ

I'm usually quite content with an ice-cold Corona, the warm sun overhead, and a nice view of the ocean right in front of me. Add some tasty barbecue to that and it's just a little slice of heaven, which is exactly what I got at Crabby Chris Beachside Barbecue and Sweets. Well, after waiting three … Continue reading Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ