Day #11 of the West Trip: Here, kitty kitty!

We were up at 6:00 a.m. and caffeinated (mostly!), unhooked, and on the road by 6:40 a.m., just as the sky was turning a slate gray and light was peaking over the horizon. I was worried that we had missed the mark and would arrive at our carefully selected sunrise spot late, but thank goodnessContinue reading “Day #11 of the West Trip: Here, kitty kitty!”

Day #10 of the West Trip: Monument Valley is a unique treasure!

We decided to sleep in. After our butt-kicking at White Sands followed immediately by two mornings of getting up insanely early and racing off to our locations, only to go on demanding hikes with photography gear, we needed the rest. We’re scheduled to stay two days in Monument Valley, so we decided there’s no realContinue reading “Day #10 of the West Trip: Monument Valley is a unique treasure!”

Day #9 of the West Trip: The Bisti Badlands are the most unnatural natural place I have ever seen.

This morning was another morning of getting up insanely early, shoving breakfast and caffeine into our mouths, and getting everything unhooked at an hour that probably bothered our neighbors. Sorry, neighbors! It was made even worse by the fact that our night was less than ideal. We did not, in fact, get all of myContinue reading “Day #9 of the West Trip: The Bisti Badlands are the most unnatural natural place I have ever seen.”

Day #8 of the West Trip: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is mesmerizing!

We woke up at 6:30 a.m. I had the ungratifying responsibility of emptying our black water tank this morning, since I had no desire to do it in the dark last night. Unfortunately, Boot Hill’s quiet hours don’t end until 7:00 a.m., so we busied ourselves with breakfast until I was able to make noiseContinue reading “Day #8 of the West Trip: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is mesmerizing!”

Day #7 of the West Trip: Not all who wander are lost … but we were.

A writer and a photographer walk into a desert … … And get very, very lost. But I’ll get to that. We had planned on getting up at 6:00 a.m. to photograph the sunrise at White Sands. Thankfully, I had the good sense to see what the military might be up to last night. ComeContinue reading “Day #7 of the West Trip: Not all who wander are lost … but we were.”