Chiricahua National Monument – Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Chiricahua National Monument - Golden hour views from Sugarloaf Mountain trail

Might be a few days behind schedule but I finally made it to Chiricahua National Monument for actual hiking & exploration. To start the afternoon I slowed down a bit and just cruised through the park getting a lay of the land & soaking in the amazing scenery.¬† Eventually I booked a campsite and then … Read more

Irma’s Restaurant @ Deming, NM

Irma's Restaurant @ Deming, New Mexico - Fried Gorditas with Chicken...Muy Delicioso!

Left Benson in the early morning and started heading very far eastward. Crazy fog, clouds, wind, and some rain across I-10. Traffic on a tuesday morning is pretty light and the drive is pretty monotonous anyways so it didn’t matter. Met my dad & his co-workers for lunch at Irma’s Restaurant in Deming, New Mexico. … Read more

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park - View outside the cavern entrance from afar

Weather once again killed any chance I had for hikes. The drive back from Tombstone to Benson switched between rain and sun depending which cloud was overhead at the time. It’s a flat drive with no danger like going up the mountains so I found it enjoyable to watch the drama unfold across the sky … Read more

Tombstone Historic District

Tombstone Historic District - Gunfight show at the O.K. Corral

In addition to my previous posts on the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and the Bird Cage Theatre, here are some other sights & attractions that can be found in Tombstone’s Historic District (around Allen and Toughnut Streets). Wild West Street Scenes If you drift into a strange western town on a rainy, cloudy, early … Read more

Chiricahua National Monument – First Attempt 2019

Storm clouds forming over Chiricahua Mountains

Spent the night in Sierra Vista, Arizona hanging out with my Dad who was on his own mini motorcycle vacation. Headed out in the morning with intention of visiting Coronado National Monument but it was windy, drizzling, and threatening rain all morning. Instead I decided to spend most of the day driving east-northeast. Passed through … Read more

Wave Cave [Failed]

Wave Cave fail - Views from the Carney Springs trailhead

My afternoon was mostly a failure but still got to enjoy some cool scenery. Second and final stop was at the Carney Springs Trailhead for a failed attempt at hiking to the Wave Cave in Gold Canyon, Arizona. The drive to get here is down well maintained dirt roads and weather looked good all the … Read more

2021 WI Turkey Hunting (Governor Dodge State Park)

Sun behind clouds while hunting/hiking near Old Orchard Pass trail area

After getting shutout at¬†Yellowstone Wildlife Area I decided to try my luck at Governor Dodge State Park which is only about a 30 minute drive away. I saved a screenshot to show how the temperatures were screwing with me – weather was unseasonably warm except for this weekend. Low temps on Sunday morning were downright … Read more

2020 Elk Hunt @ New Mexico Gila Wilderness

Looking north across Snow Lake from the Continental Divide Trail

Finally I had arrived in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness! It was a long drive and I completely underestimated how long the final stretch would take but I made it in one piece. Had to take a few glamour shots of the new-to-me Toyota Tacoma that handled the terrain like a champ. These photos were at … Read more

F150 Photoshoot 2020

1994 F-150 at Northside Wheel Alignment

Had an impromptu photo-shoot with our old family truck, the 1994 F-150. Purchased by my grandfather (Guy) way back when and has barely changed in 25+ years. Odometer is somewhere around 53k original miles. I’ve been doing some maintenance work on the cooling system and other original items that need refreshing. Decided to give it … Read more

Catfish Days @ Trempealeau, WI

Trempeauleau, WI - James Allen Reed statue

While on my way back to camp at Perrot State Park, I was surprised to find a summer celebration in downtown Trempealeau, Wisconsin called the Catfish Days Festival. Nothing was waiting for me back at camp and I’ve learned to never pass up a good catfish sandwich so I stopped to check things out for … Read more