Flora of Haleakala National Park

The unusual Flora has captured my imagination.  I hope it entices you to visit Maui soon. Below, Angel’s Trumpet and poinsettia .  Century aloe. And Silver sword. one of the few indigenous plants in the volcano area. Continue reading Flora of Haleakala National Park

Thumbs up fun in the thumb

An afternoon boat ride on Lake Huron yielded no fish for dinner, but family fun nonetheless. A first pass through the Port Sanilac marina revealed to us that this is the place where everyone wants to be on a nice sunny day in August. Especially if you are a sea gull! Seriously great times! Until …… …the storm rolled in! Continue reading Thumbs up fun in the thumb

Road Trip Day 3 aka Gettin’ kicks on Rte. 66

Lots more flat and boring driving through the rest of Oklahoma and northwest Texas.        But we persevered and finally got some wonderful scenery in New Mexico.     Route 66 does not disappoint here.  Beautiful red soil, mountains and desert like flora.            When we finally arrive in Albuquerque, we enjoy a slow vibe with a southwestern spin and lots of green chiles and sopes…until we hit Central Avenue by University of New Mexico. A hipster part of town with many restaurants, tattoo shops and neat boutiques, this is the place to be in Albuquerque.   This … Continue reading Road Trip Day 3 aka Gettin’ kicks on Rte. 66