Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Our stay in Rockport was supposed to be 2 weeks, so we decided to take it easy on tourist destinations. Goose Island State Park Our first stop was Goose Island State Park, a short 3.5 mile drive away from the RV park. Goose Island offers fishing, camping, and birding opportunities all year long. We just … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

After the storm came through, it was time to go outside and clean up. We checked for overturned items such as the sewer hose (it held) and our solar LED lights. We also checked places that water could gather and cause issues. That's where we found that we had quite a bit of water on … Continue reading Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

Texas: Lake Tawakoni State Park (2020)

About an hour and 15 minutes away from us is the nearest Texas state park: Lake Tawakoni State Park. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but it was a beautiful visit. Currently, visiting a Texas state park requires a reservation, even for state park passholders. The reservation system allows the ability to keep from … Continue reading Texas: Lake Tawakoni State Park (2020)

Oregon: A shipwreck in black and white (2019)

When we reached Oregon in May, 2019, our first stop after settling in was to visit the Oregon Coast. I have photographed the Peter Iredale shipwreck several times. Every time we see it, more of it is gone, victim to the ravages of time. The shipwreck has been a tourist attraction since it wrecked. We … Continue reading Oregon: A shipwreck in black and white (2019)

Oregon: Newport & Depoe Bay (2012)

In November 2012, we met up with some photographer buddies in Newport to do a photowalk. After we were done, we headed home via Depoe Bay. As I recall, there was an amazing storm with high winds that weekend, so the wave action was pretty awesome in both Newport and Depoe Bay. Newport Before we … Continue reading Oregon: Newport & Depoe Bay (2012)

Washington: Cedar Creek Grist Mill (2012)

In early November, 2012, I met with a photographer friend at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Woodland, Washington. The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is a working museum, showing visitors the inside workings of a grist mill running on water power. Huge pulleys and belts spinning above and below are turning and churning to produce … Continue reading Washington: Cedar Creek Grist Mill (2012)

Texas: Views around the RV park (2020)

Now that we've been here for a few days and are settled in, it was time to explore. While this RV park only has about 30 spaces right now, they are in the midst of expansion. We walked around the field across from us, and explored the catch and release fishing pond on the property. … Continue reading Texas: Views around the RV park (2020)

Florida: Sunset on the Gulf Coast (2018)

In May, 2018, I attended the Society for Technical Communication Summit conference in Orlando, Florida. As usual, I arrived a day early. This time, my conference buddy and I planned to drive to the Gulf coast of Florida so I could get a bucket list photo. When we previously visited Orlando in 2013, we had … Continue reading Florida: Sunset on the Gulf Coast (2018)

Maryland: Trip to Fort McHenry (2011)

In August 2011, Bob and I flew back to Baltimore, MD for my family reunion. Previous family reunions had been held in the Atlanta area, but my grandmother was too frail for a long trip in a car or a plane. One of the reunion days, we headed to the Inner Harbor area and Fort … Continue reading Maryland: Trip to Fort McHenry (2011)