Costa Rica

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 We arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica late in the morning and were met as soon as we exited the plane by a very nice young man who escorted us through the airport and introduce us to our private driver (we were the only passengers). The drive to Villa Blanca Cloud…

Alligator Alley

For once on this trip we indulged ourselves and slept in. Oh, my! It felt good to just get up whenever. Highway 41 in Florida is known as Alligator Alley, and for good reason – there are loads of the beasts in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park which is slices through…

Nifty 60

Other than my knees, I don’t feel 60. As long as that bendy part of me cooperates, I feel like I did in my 40s. All in all, pretty good. We got up early (of course!), and Alan presented me with some sweet birthday cards, then we headed over to Perkins’s (next door to the hotel) for…

Burrowing In

While we were out on our looong trip last year, we tried like crazy to spot a Burrowing Owl when we were around prairie dog towns. Alas, we were not so lucky… we thought. The funny thing is, we DID see one, we just didn’t know it at the time. When I was photographing a…

On the Border

After a wonderful day of Whooping Cranes and armadillos, we decided to get up at the asscrack of dawn and head down to Laguna Atacosa National Wildlife Refuge, right at the border between the U.S. and Mexico on the eastern side of Texas. One of our fellow boat passengers, and an avid birder, told us…

Big Bend National Park

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 The day was spent driving to our hotel in Alpine, Texas where we rested. When we reached the hotel I put my visor up and saw that there was an 8″ crack in the windshield. Damn. Before heading out to dinner I called USAA Insurance and arranged to have the windshield…