Category Archives: Travel

South Haven Sunset

The eastern shore of Lake Michigan provides a great view of sunsets, and a point of interest like the South Haven, Michigan lighthouse makes it even better. Thought for the Day:  When I admire the wonders of a sunset or … Continue reading

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American Gothic Update

We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous “American Gothic” painting.   Don’t let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is … Continue reading

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Beach Walk

“Early Sunday morning, a perfect time for a leisurely stroll on the beach.  My first impression of South Haven, Michigan when I arrived last night was this is a busy resort town.  The beach was packed, people everywhere: swimming, inner … Continue reading

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Glacier Point at Sunset

I hung around all day at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to photograph the sunset. Not so great, is it. No, but the thermal inversion made for a spectacular shot.  The thick cloud layers below my feet looked like … Continue reading

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Half Dome at Sunset

Standing above the clouds is weird, I mean standing on solid ground, not in an airplane, and looking down to the clouds below.  It is surreal! Thick clouds came in about an hour before sunset, and I was peeved, as … Continue reading

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Tharp’s Log

A nature-lover by heart, Hale Tharp homesteaded the area in 1869, built a summer cabin in the trunk of a fallen Sequoia tree and raised cattle in what is now Sequoia NP. Complete with a bed, table and bench, shelf, … Continue reading

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Moro Rock

A mere 400 steps to the top of Moro Rock provides a panoramic view of Sequoia National Park in northern California.  Its elevation is only 6,725′ but it provides a clear view of the much taller peaks along the western … Continue reading

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