Fall 09--Wandering

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Pikes Peak Colorado--heading south
Pikes Peak Colorado--heading south
Look how tiny these yellow flowers are.
Look how tiny these yellow flowers are.
Just a Silver City, NM, view along the Gila River
Just a Silver City, NM, view along the Gila River
West Texas
West Texas
More West Texas.
More West Texas.
and still more
and still more
Well, it isn't boring. Desolate maybe. Boring no.
Well, it isn't boring. Desolate maybe. Boring no.
Big Bend National Park.
Big Bend National Park.
Santa Elena Canyon, Rio Grande River
Santa Elena Canyon, Rio Grande River
We are going to hike up the canyon.
We are going to hike up the canyon.
It is hard to imagine we can hike up this without wading in the river. But look at the right side.....we go up that base rock pile.
It is hard to imagine we can hike up this without wading in the river. But look at the right side.....we go up that base rock pile.
Looking back as we climb up over the rubble.
Looking back as we climb up over the rubble.
Looking up river. This is as far as we go. The rocks get bigger.
Looking up river. This is as far as we go. The rocks get bigger.
It looks like it is painted on a wall....east side of Big Bend
It looks like it is painted on a wall....east side of Big Bend
Oh. Maybe I have spent too much time in South Texas and West Texas. Look. It is green. Even black dirt.
Oh. Maybe I have spent too much time in South Texas and West Texas. Look. It is green. Even black dirt.
We made it! Should have taken a picture of exit 1 at the other end. A looooooong way across Texas.
We made it! Should have taken a picture of exit 1 at the other end. A looooooong way across Texas.
Can you tell we have rolled on east? Louisiana bayous.
Can you tell we have rolled on east? Louisiana bayous.
Bayous.
Bayous.
Lousiana. America's wetland.
Lousiana. America's wetland.
Atchafalaya Bayou, La
Atchafalaya Bayou, La
Dauphin Island Alabama
Dauphin Island Alabama
Dick and lots of very white sand. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida.
Dick and lots of very white sand. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida.
Nobody there.
Nobody there.
Just me as far as I can see in either direction. Neat.
Just me as far as I can see in either direction. Neat.
Looks like a stormy day ahead. Sunrise from my window.
Looks like a stormy day ahead. Sunrise from my window.
Another sunrise from my window.  But today looks more promising.
Another sunrise from my window. But today looks more promising.
Not many shells here but look what we did find. Poor fellow.
Not many shells here but look what we did find. Poor fellow.
Water was chilly but I just had to get in. Nope. no surf.
Water was chilly but I just had to get in. Nope. no surf.
Another campsite, another sunrise. Grayton Beach Fl.
Another campsite, another sunrise. Grayton Beach Fl.
Found surf! St Andrews State Park, Panama City
Found surf! St Andrews State Park, Panama City