A California Birthday

We’d been planning the trip for months – I booked our flights and hotel around April of this year, and we travelled (as usual) with an eye for determining whether San Diego could be home for us.

The Sweetest Tour On Earth

I grabbed my favorite camera, crossed my fingers that the film inside was still good, and tossed it in the back seat for the long drive down to Hershey.

Local Tourism

Bellefonte is a great jumping-off point to do some exploring of the State College area.

Five Miles Up Raccoon Mountain

The Watershed has a number of well-marked trails winding through the mountains south of the city.

Surprise Macro Explorations in the Forest

Driving towards the park, the trees open up to a sizable lake (currently half-frozen-over) with a parking lot that’s little more than a large shoulder extension off the road.

Hiking the Angel Falls Trail in Loyalsock State Forest

Across a river, up a steep unpaved road, then through a series of switchbacks lies the trailhead for Angel Falls Trail, which follows a portion of the Loyalsock…

Hiking the Roaring Creek Trail

Along a series of three reservoirs in central Pennsylvania is a beautiful, well-maintained hiking trail.

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Taken down by a tornado in 2003, the Kinzua Bridge is a fascinating place to visit.


In 1962, somebody messed up, and the ground beneath the town has been burning ever since.

The Abandoned Highway

Some portions of the turnpike were widened, but this section was left to nature.