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

World’s Largest Truckstop Iowa 80

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 = 41.6175071 , Long = -90.7816946 — 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