Cross Country Road Trip

October 2022 This past October we did a five day drive cross country. Almost 2500 miles, saw beautiful scenery along the highways from northern Nevada thru Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and finally to Georgia. The cross-country drive east starting along America’s loneliest Road Highway 50 is spectacular, wide open, and way out…

Empire State Views, NYC NY

July 2014 Years ago a co-worker and I were working in New York City near the Empire State Building. When we completed the work he convinced me to pay the $50 for a ticket to the top of the building. I was reluctant to spend fifty bucks on an elevator ride but it turned out…

Porto’s Bakery, Burbank CA

August 2022 Stopped by LA’s most famous bakery a few weeks ago, Porto’s (since 1960). They have some delicious amazing baked goods, got some to bring home. It was hard to decide what to get, everything the have is made right there onsite. Gotta love fresh baked desserts! Porto’s is an institution in Southern California…

Westy’s Memphis TN

Westy’s is an old school mom n pop restaurant in Memphis Tennessee. These are the kind of places I seek out when I travel. Went there for lunch while working nearby at St. Jude’s Hospital. It’s a nice small place with some pretty good food that consists of burgers, wild rice dishes, bbq, sandwiches and…

Huntington Beach, CA

March 2020 Huntington Beach California. Used to live about 15 miles from Huntington Beach and as a kid took the bus often during the summers to head to the beach with my boogie board to hang out in the surf and sand with friends all day. HB has a beautiful beach front with lots of…

Night Time Lapse, Nevada

March 2022 Been playing around with my GoPro 9 camera more and more and having fun making all day all night time-lapse videos out in Nevada. Had a fairly big weather system blowing in the other day so set up my camera to record on a tripod on my porch with a power cord hooked…

LeBleu’s Landing, Sulphur LA

March 2018 While driving cross country from California to Georgia several years ago, my wife and I stopped for the night in Sulphur Louisiana where we found a really cool old school traditional Louisiana Cajun Restaurant next door called LeBleu’s Landing. Read on….

Two years later

January 2022 It’s been almost two years now since the Corona Covid-19 Pandemic hit the world. I was traveling to Chicago the day the USA got shut down. The Casino I was going to work at was one of the first types of businesses closed. My boss had me stay at the airport after arriving…

New York, NY

January 2022 NYC – New York City, the big city, the place where they say if you can make it there you can make it anywhere. It’s not a city for the timid. It’s a concrete jungle, it’s cold, it’s callous, it’s beautiful. New York has a great history, it’s a cornucopia of cultures, a…

Downtown Detroit

December 2021 Local scenery from downtown Detroit in the area around the hotel I stayed at while working at the convention center. Interesting place, historic, mid-century and modern-ish all at the same time. There were a lot of cool unique buildings to see and the dining was great at the Apparatus Room restaurant inside the…

Cafe Napoli, NYC New York

September 2014 Italian food in little Italy New York City While working in New York City several years ago, I decided to check out little Italy for dinner. Hopped in a taxi cab and took a ride to little Italy where I got out and walked around for a while looking for a nice place…

Wildlife caught on camera

December 2021 Video compilation of local wildlife at night during a week in December a few days after a snowfall.