With a week to spend at an Airbnb in Santa Cruz la Laguna on Guatemala's Lake Atitlan, we had a chance to absorb the local color, which is a vibrant blend of trendy establishments catering to tourists and ex-pats, as well as a traditional native lifestyle, with a strong Mayan presence. And of course incredible … Continue reading A Weeklong Introduction to Lake Atitlan
Fri. Nov. 26, 2021 When visiting Yucatan, chances are you might want to visit one of its fine beaches. But you can also have a great time in the water, and see some geological wonders to boot, farther inland at the cenotes. What are cenotes? They are sinkholes connected to underground water -- deep pits … Continue reading Seeing Cenotes!
You rarely even see an alphorn, much less hear them played. And more rarely still do you have a chance to play one yourself. Head over to our new blog post to find our how to toot one yourself in the Sierra Nevada "Alps".
https://youtu.be/RDkiePf44LY A short video of our friendly "neigh"bors in Silver Springs, NV Do rocks talk? Yes, but the problem is nobody knows exactly what they're saying. Petroglyphs, left by Native Americans many centuries ago, are etchings on rock that seem to be conveying some kind of important message for future generations. Unfortunately, they forgot to … Continue reading Wild Horses and Talking Rocks
We've been holed up in Nevada, mostly in the Reno area, waiting out the pandemic. And waiting, and waiting. But even while a lot of businesses are closed, including our own, we've avoided going stir crazy by getting out to do some social-distancing hiking and exploring in the great outdoors. Who Dat? Right in Reno, … Continue reading Getting Out in the Reno Area
What better note to end the pre-Labor Day summer season on than a float down a lazy river? And this float turned out to be even lazier than we'd anticipated. Vermont has received very little rain lately, so while the water was clear and pretty, it was also low and slow (it never got to … Continue reading Floating Down a Lazy River
We've ridden bikes on the Cape Cod Rail Trail several times before. On a couple of occasions, we've ridden its entire 25.5 mile length; indeed, we've even gone farther, all the way to the end of the Cape to camp in a tent in Provincetown before pedaling back the next day. But this time our … Continue reading Two Wheels Spinning on Cape Cod
Well, if at first you don't succeed, try getting up at 5:00 a.m. next time. After a day of attempted bear sighting yesterday at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge turned up mostly bare, we decided to hole up for the night and try another day of it. We arranged to park our RV in the … Continue reading Finding Bears in North Carolina
Outer Banks, North Carolina
There's nothing like a search for buried treasure, and at Crater Of Diamonds State Park you have a chance to search for one of the most valuable treasures of all: diamonds. Not polished and cut, but in their natural state, which makes them more challenging and fun to search for. (Diamonds, by the way, are … Continue reading Mining for Diamonds