2016 Road Trip Astrophotography

As you may have guessed by my other posts and this blog as a whole, I have always been interested in photography.  My goal was always to try and capture images from my trips while not consuming the whole experience – that is to say, I wanted to live in the moment rather than focus … Read more

Iowa 80 Truckstop

Iowa 80 - Worlds Largest Truckstop

Pulled off for my (hopefully) last stop before home near Walcott, Iowa.  Lots of corn here.  LOTS.  Apparently I found myself at Iowa 80 Truckstop (the world’s largest truck stop) so there’s that.  My life accomplishments may have just peaked… Lat = 41.6175071092 , Long = -90.7816946387 — Show at Google Maps

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

An hour away from Las Cruces on the way back to Wisconsin is White Sands National Monument.  Known for its very rare almost pure white sand dunes, it seems almost out of place compared to the other local landscape.  Interesting fact: at 275 square miles, it is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. … Read more

2016 New Mexico Elk Hunt

Dad sneaking into a better position for the shot on a monster bull elk

After several weeks of travel and about 5,000 miles driven, I arrived in Las Cruces, NM and reunited with my family. Took one day off to rest and prepare for the elk hunt season.  My Dad drew a bull tag for NM unit 34 which is located in the Lincoln National Forest.  Based on intel … Read more

Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf

My sister Jordan suggested while I was in Santa Fe to visit a cool art exhibit called Meow Wolf.  George RR Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, is the landlord and Meow Wolf is the art collective which has created an amazing immersive experience that can really only be described through the photos.  You start … Read more

Santa Fe, NM

Cities of Gold Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Made it to my hotel in Sata Fe in one piece!  Drive through the mountains wasn’t so bad after the first 100 white-knuckle miles down the mountains.  Believe the pass I drove through was approaching 10,000 feet but grades were fairly gradual.  Got lucky once again and split the green & blue on the radar. … Read more