As tourist from all over the world pass us going uphill, some speak to us, some don’t, or can’t. Those that do speak tell us- “It’s not too late to turnaround.” “Too much for me!” “Wow, you’re carrying a lot of camera gear!” Those that don’t speak are either shy or gasping for oxygen as they struggle, pause and continue their hike up the steep switchbacks to exit Carlsbad Caverns. A handful are jogging upslope- Yes, jogging! Carlsbad … [Read more...]
An Exciting Trip to a Renaissance Festival
Horse hooves are pounding the ground at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival! Then- BAM! A wooden lance strikes armor, wood splinters fly and both knights are layed-out on the ground. I hear a member of the audience ask someone, "Ya think this is fake?" This is asked as the wobbly knights stand up, wood splinters from the lances are scattered on the ground and the sand and dirt pour from the suits of armor. It is a performance, some of it may be … [Read more...]
Tent Camping at Point Sublime, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!
Point Sublime, on the Grand Canyon's North Rim is located 18 miles off the beaten path. Although a day trip is possible, we obtained an overnight permit weeks ago so we could watch the sunset and the sunrise at a place that can make one feel at peace and insignificant in the same moment. Research and Planning For several years we spoke of visiting the Grand Canyon, but never made time for the trip. Many barriers, some real and some … [Read more...]