Carlsbad Caverns National Park – truly spectacular!

November 2nd, 2011 Heading east into the mountains outside Alamogordo as I drove higher above the desert plains suddenly I was in another world, one with trees, fertile farmland and even a ski field (with a little snow already)! This is the Lincoln National Forest and the terrain was totally unexpected, but soon it gave way…

Yellowstone National Park…..truly a natural wonder

September 13th, 2011 Idaho to Montana After an early morning flight from Seattle I touched down on time in Boise, Idaho. At the airport were lined up a number of Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the Idaho Air National Guard, and when I was picking up my hire car a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was landing…