Puerto Penasco, Mexico & the Organ Pipe Cactus

In retrospect, this road trip could have been considered a bit of a reunion tour, stopping off at places I had visited during my carefree college days. But I was eager to visit many of the places again, since they had started to fade from my memory. Puerto Penasco is one such place; a getaway I…Continue Reading “Puerto Penasco, Mexico & the Organ Pipe Cactus”

Joshua Tree

From the very first moment I ever stepped foot in Joshua Tree National Park, it’s been a staple in my mind. I can never quite get the terrestrial landscape out of my head. I think back to the first time I visited Joshua Tree, alone on a quest to discover a new place. I drove through…Continue Reading “Oh Joshua Tree”

Farewell Boise – It’s Been Fun

Diverging a little bit from Peru, I’d like to note a recent development.  It’s been a long time coming. Practically ever since I touched down in Boise, Idaho in 2010, I’ve had an ok, maybe it’s ok, relationship with the city. The time has finally come to leave the city behind and of course, as with any change, I have…Continue Reading “Farewell Boise – It’s Been Fun”

Oregon

Over Father’s Day weekend, we traveled over to Sunriver, OR, a place where some of my youngest and fondest memories were formed. When I was little, my dad built homes in Sunriver and later on, he was a fly-fishing guide on the Deschutes River, so I lived in the area off and on through my…Continue Reading “Remembering Paulina Lake, OR”