I was a little shocked to see this much snow just 70 miles north of the Mexican border in Chiricahua National Monument. I pictured southern Arizona a little differently. Hiking in the 8″-10″ of snow under a cloudless blue sky was magical though and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I hope you enjoy the pictures. rk
I visited my daughter in Minneapolis recently. I was there for the last mild day of the year and then it promptly dropped down to 8*F the last day I was there.
I really liked the downtown area and was able to walk and explore a good bit. I took a picture of a bridge over the Mississippi River with a cool reflection that I really liked. Not bad for an iPhone 8!
Located on the beach near Kalaloch Campground in Olympic National Park, this cool tree looks to be defying gravity. Named the Tree of Life or sometimes the Tree Root Cave, you can walk under the tree and when wet see a waterfall flowing behind it.
I added a shot of the beach as well. The Washington coast is so beautiful.
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington
A beautiful waterfall made famous by the tv show Twin Peaks!
We got to stop by Snoqualmie on our way from Seattle to Mt Rainier and it was worth every second!
Thanks! – Josh
Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is a beautiful clear lake right next to the Lake Crescent Lodge. After a few days of backpacking and roughing it, there is nothing better than a night at a National Park Lodge. I really enjoyed my stay here and being near the water made it all the better!
Lake Crescent Lodge
Looking down on downtown Seattle from the Space Needle! You can see the mountains in the distance and the Space Needle’s reflection in the glass!
The line seems long but moves quickly and has interesting history of the Space Needle along the way. I would recommend a visit to the top for any Seattle tourist! More info here.
Spent the day in Little Havana, eating seafood in Coral Gables and enjoying beautiful Miami. This is a wonderful city to visit as well as a great jumping off point to the Florida Keys, Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.
Had a wonderful dinner with loved ones as the sun set in Everglades City, FL.
Took a few more pictures from the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center.
Everglades National Park is a great park for kayaking as long as being surrounded by alligators doesn’t frighten you. We saw some really big ones.
As always, thanks for reading! rk
Navy Circle is a part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is conveniently located right next to the Mississippi rest area.
During the Civil War, the Confederates located cannons here to fire on Union gunboats in the Mississippi River. Nowadays it’s a great view of the Mighty Mississippi.
I especially liked the view between the two bridges over the Mississippi River. rk
Munich was my favorite city I visited on my recent trip to Europe. I think part of that was leaving a weeks worth of the fabulous wine, prosciutto, and seafood of Italy for a totally different cuisine of sausages, schnitzel, pretzels and beer. Both were great, but it was nice to have something different.
The architecture is fabulous isn’t it? The open air markets and beer tents were fun also.
If you climb the tower at St. Peter’s, you can get some amazing views of the city.
If all that doesn’t make you want to visit Munich, then perhaps these last three pictures will.
Thanks for reading. rk