Exploring Roman London

Photo Above: On Tower Hill, this section of the City Wall stands at a height of 35 feet, with the Roman work surviving to the level of 14 1/2 feet, and medieval stonework above. The Tower of London is visible in the distance. With a week in London, one can barely scratch the surface ofContinue reading “Exploring Roman London”

Trahern’s Station

(Image above is Brazil Creek near the Council House site) How slowly the scales fall from my eyes as I try to see into the past, the obscurity of the obvious sometimes clearing and other times going completely dark as I seek the truth in this landscape aged 200 years. Both extremes, along with the continuingContinue reading “Trahern’s Station”

Slot Canyons Without the Crowds

My favorite destinations often involve slot canyons. Click below for my article, “Slot Canyons Without the Crowds,” from OutdoorX4’s latest issue, with some recommendations for visiting slots that are both spectacular and somewhat off the beaten path. (Translate: Not Antelope Canyon) Slot Canyons – OutdoorX4 Issue 29

La Miel: The “Honey River”

One of my favorite experiences from our recent trip to Colombia was the time we spent at La Cachaza Hotel Ecologico on Rio La Miel, the “Honey River.” La Miel is a tributary of Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. To reach La Cachaza, we crossed the river by ferry, drove along a narrow dirt road,Continue reading “La Miel: The “Honey River””

More from the Butterfield

The second day of our trip on the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route through Oklahoma yielded some treasures. See Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route for photos from the first day.

Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route

Continuing our exploration of the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route through Oklahoma (begun on a short trip last year about this time). The Butterfield stage ran from 1858 to 1861 and 192 miles of its route traversed what is present-day southeastern Oklahoma. Today we started in Spiro, Oklahoma and made it toContinue reading “Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route”