Oaxaca-5 Alebrijes

The Oaxaca region is also known for Alebrijes, fantastical hand carved animals painted in a whimsical fashion. The word alebrijes is pronounced all-lay-bree-hays. We had seen Alebrijes before in Puerto Vallarta, but we knew that Oaxaca was the epicenter for this art. The history of Alebrijes is pretty amazing. In the 1930s Mexican artist Pedro Linares was …

Oaxaca-5 Alebrijes Read More »

Escalante Utah

We spent three nights camping in Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, which is just outside of the town of Escalante, UT. This is on Utah Highway 12, a well known Scenic Byway that goes past Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Escalante, Boulder, to Torrey, the gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. Escalante is …

Escalante Utah Read More »

Oregon Coast Camping

Last winter we were planning our camping adventures for the year; you need to plan in advance because the reservations fill up for many state park campgrounds quickly. We like to camp in Southern Utah, but it is too hot there in the summer. So I asked Susan where would you like to camp this …

Oregon Coast Camping Read More »

Africa-10 Cape Town

We flew from the Chobe region to Maun, Botswana on a little tiny plane, and then got into a more traditional aircraft to fly to Cape Town, South Africa. We were very excited to visit Cape Town because my sister Michele had given it rave reviews after visiting on a business trip. Cape Town was …

Africa-10 Cape Town Read More »