Albuquerque, New Mexico

Road trips are awesome. Throw in some great friends, and it makes for a mighty fine weekend. Albuquerque is about a four hour drive from Amarillo. There’s a whole lot of nature out there (a pessimist might call it “nothing”), but there are some pretty rockin’ travel stops along I-40 in this part of the … Continue reading

Historic Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico

It’s time to share some photos taken during a very brief stop in Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza this past March. I’ll start with Loretto Chapel and its “miraculous staircase.” The plaza area features a statue of Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), the first Native North American to be named a Roman Catholic saint. She was born and … Continue reading

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is one of those man-made world wonders I had heard about my whole life but had never seen in person. I rectified that earlier this month during my road trip out west. This series of pictures was taken from the observatory in the Visitor’s Center. The Hoover Dam is just too “dam” big … Continue reading