"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." Photographer Ansel Adams
These pages contain photos from my travel throughout the 50 States, Canada and around the world. All the photos on this and the following linked pages are copyrighted by the photographer. Photos of family, friends, wildlife and the Space Shuttle can be found HERE. NOTE: The following pages are graphic intensive, so please give them time to load. I hope you will find it worth the wait. NOTE 2:Clicking on an image or title will take you to that section of photo pages. Images throughout this section of my photography are used as links to the various pages.
Travel Photos 2012 My first trip of 2012 was to Missouri to visit with a couple of my online friends. From there I headed to Erie to visit family and get my annual VA check up. Then it was on across Pennsylvania visiting some places I had wanted to see for a long time. After that I headed north to New England for a revisit of those states. I ended the trip withrevisits to three national parks, Shenandoah, Smoky Mountains and Congaree.
Travel Photos 2011 My first trip of 2011 was to Yellowstone National Park in wintertime. Subsequent trips included Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Drive, the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Snake River Canyon, the Wallowa Valley and gravesite of Old Chief Joseph.
Travel Photos 2010 My first trip of 2010 was to drive the Okefenokee Trail around the famous Okefenokee Swamp. Two visits to Congaree National Park, a day at Niagara Falls, Harper's Ferry National Historical Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Mammoth Cave, Sioux Falls, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Wounded Knee, Badlands National Park, Bear Butte, Devils Tower and my trip to Washington are also included in this section.
Travel Photos 2009 I took a tour of the entire length of US Route 19 in the fall of 2009. After which, I followed US Route 41, the Tamiami Trail, down and across Florida, then down to Everglades National Park.
Travel Photos 2008 I took two trips in 2008 to meet online friends in Virginia and Mississippi
My vacation of 2003 fulfilled my dream to visit all 50 of the states. The three states I needed were Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. However, another dream was fulfilled on this vacation also. I got to see my Cubs play at Wrigley Field. The photo above was taken by another Cubs fan at my seat behind the Cubs dugout. Another highlight of this vacation was visiting my children and grandchildren in Florida. My day with them in The Everglades will remain with me always. Bryant, Daniel, Melissa, and Catherine, thank you for a great time.
Twenty-four states, 12,118 miles through forests, over rivers and mountains, through deserts, down into canyons, over waterfalls and around lakes. This was the dream vacation of my life. (I'm standing on a glacier in Glacier N.P.) I'm ready to do it again. Follow me!
I've found the U.S. Interstate Highway System great for getting from point A to point B in a relatively short period of time. But if you really want to see this great, beautiful country of ours, you have to travel the old U.S. and State highways. My trip covered 2997 miles, and over 2000 of them were off the Interstates.