Forgetting; Seeing

Its funny how little you can see of home until you leave it. I didn’t know that the sky was gray and heavy with 3D sculpted clouds. I didn’t know that the grass in spring was so tangibly green,  that horses would squeeze drops from it as they chewed. I didn’t know that it was…

The Misexpectations Travel Blog

I had grand plans for vacation. As I packed, I photographed every item I brought, because I thought I’d blog my packing list and how I wound up wearing it. I thought I was doing one of my best packing jobs ever.  On vacation I want to be as sexy everyday as I wish I…

I Still Exist

And my eyes are almost healed. I’m making this post to post something, because I am in my personal blogging danger zone where I might get frustrated/embarrassed by my blog lapse and fall off the writing regularly wagon. You’ll have to wait to hear about my blog project fails, the combination of eye surgery and travel,…

Book Haul – Half Price Books and a Theme of Places

Passionate Nomad The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse This one came from the big Half Price on Northwest Highway (Dallas).  I can’t say that I know much about Freya Stark, but the cover attracted me. She was an adventurer and writer who traveled the middle east in the late ’20s and ’30s….

SpyCam – People Zoo, Dallas Zoo

I couldn’t photograph anything close to me, but I could reach out and touch somebody with my lens.                                                        

Anyplace Glamorous – Miami, Oklahoma

At the end of the summer, I decided to break up a long solo drive by going on vacation. I was driving from Dallas, TX to Effingham, IL and back, alone, in a weekend (its about 11-12 hours). I had taken the Oklahoma route because I didn’t think I could stand the Arkansas route again….

Classless Travel: A Guide to Sleeping in Cars – Part 2

Before we begin this post, I’d like to just point out that someone actually found my blog by searching for “best cars to sleep in”. That is something to be proud of. What to Bring When Sleeping in the Car Most car sleeping situations fall under either all night sleeping as a hotel replacement, or…

Classless Travel: A Guide to Sleeping in Cars – Part 1

Sleeping in your car is a great way to save money, avoid talking to hotel clerks, and prevent over sleeping. Its also a great status symbol. It also may help ward off resort timeshare salespeople, as shown in this example: Resort Salesman: And the last time you went on vacation, where did you stay? In…

What They Wear on a Cold Day in Dallas

I wanted to try out my new camera in different situations today, so I drove down into Dallas. I was hoping to catch some in congruent shots of snow on the familiar landmarks that are usually bathed in sun.. but most of the snow had already been cleared away from roads and walkways. Instead I got a…

Christmas Eve in Pictures

Yesterday, on Christmas Eve, I took a photo every hour, for every hour I was awake. I was hoping to capture the story of the day, and interested in seeing if the pictures would tell me anything about my day that I didn’t already know. In the end, I found out that my day is…