Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Brothers and I: Then 'n Now

Then is 1968 and now is 2012. We're not in the same order, so who's who? Sorry bros, I couldn't resist. It's difficult to accept, but here we are, at the doorsteps of retirement.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Death Valley Trip Video

Video presentation of our trip to Death Valley National Park.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

Death Valley National Park is definitely worth a visit; but if you can't, here's a look at one of the highlights.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Small Wheel Society takes on Death Valley

It has been more than 20 years since I last visited Death Valley National Park. I can only say that I loved it then and still love it today. In other words, I see beauty where as Kay might only see brown dirt and rocks. Geno, Mike and I spend 4 days during the first week of December exploring the park by bike and feet. For this trip, we decided to bring our small wheeled bikes by Bike Friday. Being a slow time of year for tourism, the timing was great for us to visit and the weather was very pleasant compared to home. It was back to short sleeves and shorts, at least for four days. For the Shutterbugs, the low angle of the winter sun casted a wonderful warm yellow glow upon the valleys and surrounding mountains from about 2:00 to 4:00pm. At night we were treated to a truly dark sky devoid of light pollution but for the glow of Las Vegas low on the horizon about 130 miles away. The Milky Way stretching across the night sky was a stunning sight, a real treat for city dwellers, and the closest galaxy to ours, Andromeda, could be seen with the naked eye. Wow! Over our 4-day stay, we squeezed in as much activity as our old bodies could handle and more. Use the link below to see all the pictures in Picasa.
Link to Photo Album: Death Valley 2012

Pictures from Our Trip to Tokyo and South Korea

It has been more than a month since our return from Tokyo and South Korea and I'm finally posting some more pictures thanks to Kay's efforts. This trip left a lasting impression, especially South Korea since it was our first trip to that country. Tokyo was familiar and comfortable while South Korea was new and exciting. Both countries are modern and easy to navigate. Tokyo and Seoul should be on every travelers' list. I have a new found appreciation for Korean food and now enjoy trying the local Korean restaurants whenever we can. There are 8 pictures below, covering various themes, with links to the Picasa Albums after each picture. As usual, there are a lot of pictures. Enjoy!

Tokyo, Japan - Oct 8 - 16
Link to Photo Album Tokyo, Japan - Oct 8 - 16, 2012


Tokyo Food and Markets
Link to Photo Album Tokyo Food and Markets


Seoul, Korea Oct 16 - Nov 2
Link to Photo Album Seoul, Korea Oct 16 - Nov 2, 2012


Our Seoul Living Quarters
Link to Photo Album Our Seoul Living Quarters


Jeju Island, Korea - Oct 20 - 23
Link to Photo Album Jeju Island, Korea - Oct 20 - 23


Daeju, Korea - Oct 28 - 30
Link to Photo Album Daeju, Korea - Oct 28 - 30


Wedding In Seoul- Oct 27
Link to Photo Album Brandon & Lauren's Wedding In Seoul- Oct 27


Korea Food and Markets
Link to Photo Album Korea Food and Markets