Buffalo Soldiers

February 2 – 15, 2019. In a prior post, I wondered why a canyon in Texas would be named after a Florida Indian tribe. Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site was named after the Seminole, the only tribe never to surrender to the U.S. government. But this canyon is named for a specific group …read more

On the Hurricane Trail

December 17, 2019. Soon after we entered Florida back in November we started hearing about Hurricane Michael. A category 5 hurricane, Michael, hit the Panhandle back in October of 2018. We first saw scenes of Michael’s aftermath at our second campsite in the Apalachicola National Forest. The site had only been reopened for about a …read more

The Forgotten Coast

December 1 – December 12, 2019. They call it “The Forgotten Coast.” It stretches along Florida’s panhandle from Mexico Beach to St. Marks on the Apalachee Bay. Noticeably absent are the high-rises, beach stores, and miniature golf courses that you see on other parts of the Florida coastline. Instead, there are small seaports with rich …read more

A Legacy in Montgomery

November 18, 2019. After we left Knoxville we headed further south trying to stay ahead of the imminent cold weather of late fall. On the way, we made a stop in Montgomery, AL at the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace And Justice. There aren’t a lot of …read more

The Ancients

April 18 – April 19, 2018. Duwan calls it “hundering”. It’s a mixture of hunting and wandering, often triggered by a chance conversation with a fellow traveler. Back at Gold Butte I was practicing accordion songs. I thought our only neighbor was out 4-wheeling, and was surprised when he came over to listen. As we …read more

Rocks and Movies

April 4 – April 10, 2018. When we got back to the US we had no plan, well except to do almost 4 weeks of laundry and to rush to Aldi and fill our cart with pretzels and cheddar cheese (which there was a serious lack of in Mexico). The Southwest United States is so …read more