Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief departs Galesburg, IL after sunset on a winter evening. The many passengers who boarded tonight’s train will arrive in the much warmer climate in Los Angeles in about 36 hours, passing through the beautiful scenery in New Mexico and Arizona en route.
In recent months, I’ve had the opportunity to spend the night in some interesting vintage motels around the Midwest. The first such occasion was at the Point Motel in Stevens Point, WI. It would’ve been a great, affordable place to stay if not for the lack of hot water in the room. My most recent vintage motel stay was in Centralia, IL at the Motel Centralia…
The most integral part of any road trip is the road. They go everywhere, crisscrossing the countryside, allowing you to travel to small towns and big cities alike. From Seneca, Nebraska to Austin, Texas, here are a few scenes OF the road, FROM the road, during my recent road trip around the middle of the [...]
Amtrak’s California Zephyr is eastbound just out of the Moffat Tunnel approaching Tolland, CO. The late September sun is highlighting a large stand of aspen trees on the mountainside above the train. The route the train is on, the original Denver & Rio Grande Western mainline between Denver and Salt Lake City, is one of [...]
Another photo from the recent trip to Mexico, this time from walking the sandy beach late in the afternoon. I actually did a bit of tilt/shift action on this one, although it isn’t too evident. We’ve got an arctic blast on it’s way to Chicago tonight, being led by a blizzard, so it’s always nice [...]
After Christmas, my family headed to Mexico for our annual Holiday trip to the warmer climes. Now in our sixth year of heading to the Riviera Maya, it’s become somewhat of a tradition to flee the winter cold and blah for a week of sunny, 85 degree days. The photo below was taken on the [...]