#California #napa valley

Tales from the Tiki Bar: Napa Valley, baby!

Highway 29 from Napa to Calistoga will take you through a river of wine. If each winery is a boulder, it’s a rapid run of gargantuan proportions. The term “highway” is kind of a misnomer too. It’s a two-lane road winding through gorgeous wineries at about 35 mph. Sometimes it’s just a long line of cars, but mostly it kept moving. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=262594200424074&set=a.262588720424622.87451.197146780302150&type=1&theater We decided to run the road to the far end and start from there. ...

#Utah

Hoodoo You Think You Are?

Pictures of Bryce Canyon evoke wonder, but taking in the view from Inspiration Point for the first time in person takes your breath away. An open-mouthed “Whohhhhhhhhhh” is about all I could muster from my overwhelmed senses. The heady aroma of warm Ponderosa pine in the late afternoon mountain sun tipped my brain right over the precipice down into the hoodoos. The trail through the canyon beckoned that I should just run right down there and lose myself in their mysterious fairytale world, never to return. ...

#oklahoma

Tales from the Tiki Bar - 1

Cheers, friends! Everyone got your umbrella drink? Excellent! After a few wild days of storm chasing, here we are near Lawton, OK, outside Cache at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge enjoying the beauty and peace and quiet. No, wait….the banshee call of the kid monsters over there killed the peace and chased off everything. Well, everything except the big male bison grazing over by the potty building! He’s gorgeous and takes no notice of mere humans. ...