Passing through Cheile Bicazului (part 2)

I realized something after I read through yesterday's post on Cheile Bicazului a couple of times. I hadn't included any photos of the actual mountain pass, which made my comments about how it was carved out of the rock seem a bit superfluous. That was an oversight that needed to be corrected. This time, you'll [...]

Passing through Cheile Bicazului

This is Part 1 of a two-part post on Cheile Bicazului. You can read Part Two here. During our recent trip to Romania, we passed through Cheile Bicazului, a stunning, narrow pass carved through the Carpathian mountains. We started out on the Transylvania side, where the weather was beautiful and sunny, though we could see [...]

Right here with you

I took this photo during our recent camping trip to the Blue Ridge mountains, somewhere near Natural Bridge, VA. Although the sky was overcast during our first night, it cleared up afterwards, and we couldn't believe how many stars were visible during our second night. It was so beautiful and peaceful, that I couldn't help [...]

Busy, busy, busy

It's a bit unusual for me that I can't find the time to write posts, but that's just what's happening. I left home shortly after noon on Friday with Ligia to go camping with close friends of ours in the Blue Ridge mountains. Had loads of fun, and we visited Natural Bridge. I'm afraid I [...]

A hike to Cheile Turului

Cheile Turului is a picturesque and little known canyon located near Cluj, Romania. It's a bit hard to get to. It's off the main roads, and one has to travel on unpaved country roads and through a couple of villages to get to it, but the effort is worth it. I'm not sure how to [...]

Passing through the Carpathian mountains

I dug up some old photos of mine from November of 2002, taken from the train as it passed through the Carpathian mountains in Romania. They're posted below. I apologize for their graininess, but I took them with an old APS camera and scanned them years after they were developed. But they get the point [...]

Fantastic fall foliage

If you live in a place where you don't get to experience the wonder of nature called fall foliage, then you'll probably enjoy the photos I took on two trips to Shenandoah National Park and its most prominent and well-known feature, Skyline Drive. I wrote about our September trip to Shenandoah a few weeks ago. [...]

Camping in the Shenandoah National Park

This past weekend, close friends of ours and Ligia and I went camping in the Shenandoah National Park. It was a surreal experience. We left a little later than we'd planned, and caught the rush hour traffic heading west on Route 66. We rued our day as we slowly crawled through miles of clogged up [...]