An American Road Trip

I contemplated skipping the details of our Grand Canyon > California City > Bakersfield>Fresno>Oakhurst> Yosemite road trip and just running with ‘TA DA! Now we’re in Yosemite!’. But the trip had some interesting highlights/lowlights. Also, I suggest that as you read the following you should have the theme music from National Lampoon’s Vacation on repeat in […]

Santa Fe: Chile, Coyotes and Cowboy Boots

My experience of farm life has been fairly limited up to this point. When I tell people I’m originally from the country, they often presume I grew up feeding chickens and milking cows. In reality I grew up on a quiet suburban street in town, and the only real brush with farm animals I ever […]

Eating New Orleans: Gumbo Takes All

Before I visit a new place I usually have a misty, half-formed idea of what it’s going to be like; what it looks like, what the people are like, the general vibe of the place. Sometimes my preconceived notions are pretty accurate and the place is what I envisioned. But sometimes I get a surprise, and […]