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Ecuador, June 2022
Jun 03, 2022
A mission trip up the Cayapas River in Esmeraldas Province, northwestern Ecuador. We stayed in a compound called Kumanii and treated people from up and down the river.
A Visit to Ruby
Jan 15, 2021
Ruby is an old mining town. Back in the early 1900's, millions of dollars were drawn from the Montana Mine and the town had over 1000 inhabitants. But in 1940, the mine closed, and by 1941 the town was deserted. Most of the buildings are still there and open for tours.
Jul 23, 2020
A road trip from Arizona to SE Washington, through the Palouse region. From there, it was on through Idaho and SW Montana and down through Utah to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 3500 Miles on mostly back roads!
Ecuador Medical Mission, Feb 2020
Feb 19, 2020
A trip up the Cayapas River in Ecuador, providing medical clinic service to the Chachi and Black communities along the river
Glacier National Park
Jun 18, 2019
A road trip from Arizona to Montana to visit Glacier National Park. We traveled 3200+ miles and spent 13 days. We camped for a week at the Park.
Medical Mission, Ecuador June 2019
May 30, 2019
A visit to Kumanii on the Cayapas River to do t days work providing medical services to local people. We visited the towns of Corrientes Grandes, Naranjito and Cafetal. On the way back to the city we visited Mindo. And while in Quito we visited the Inca ruins of Rumicuncho and the inhabited volcanic crater of Pululahua.
Chocolate Falls (Grand Falls), Arizona
Apr 11, 2019
During the week of April 12th it was reported that the water was flowing in the Little Colorado. That river feeds Grand Falls, better known as Chocolate Falls, on its way to join the Colorado itself. The nickname Chocolate Falls comes from the color of the water at this point being brown due to sediment in the water. On the way there we spent some time in Flagstaff marveling at the snow on the San Francisco Peaks.
El Salvador Medical Mission
Mar 08, 2019
We spent a week in La Palma, Chalatenango, El Salvador, working in the small towns around providing medical service to the local inhabitants. Some of the town we visited were Los Planos (high on the mountain, about 2.5 hours from La Palma; Guayavitos; and San Ignacio
February 2019 Medical Mission, Ecuador
Feb 22, 2019
A 7-day adventure up the Cayapas River into the jungle to serve the Chachi and Afro populations with free medical clinic.
Visiting Los Galapagos
Jun 10, 2018
After spending a couple of days in Quito, Ecuador, we went on a 4-day visit to Los Galapagos. We stayed in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz and visited several other islands. Saw tortugas, lots of birds, and iguanas.
Ecuador Medical Mission, June 2018
Jun 01, 2018
One-week mission trip to Riobamba area of Ecuador. We visited villages of San Bartolo Grande, Pucupala, San Francisco and Molobog plus the church in north Riobamba.
Great Smoky Mountains Trip
Apr 20, 2018
Road trip from Arizona to Tennessee, then up to Indiana and Illinois and back to Arizona
Ecuador Medical Mission, February 2018
Feb 23, 2018
A 10-day trip to Ecuador to work among the Chachi and Afro-Ecuadorians along the Cayapas River, Esmeraldas Province, in NW Ecuador.
Chiapas, Mexico Misol-Ha and Palenque Museum
Nov 19, 2017
On the Misol-Ha river there is a 120-foot waterfall that comes straight off the cliff into a deep pool. A path leads behind the waterfall to a grotto.
Chiapas, Mexico Bonampak
Nov 18, 2017
Bonampak is a small Mayan ruin that features brightly painted temple walls that have maintained their brilliance.
Chiapas, Mexico Yaxchilan
Nov 18, 2017
Yaxchilan is a small Mayan ruin, but very interesting. In order to get there, one must take a boat for about an hour down the Usumacinta River, which is the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The city is unique in that it lies in a horseshoe bend in the river that offered some protection. It is a city of the Classical Period of Mayan history.
Chiapas, Mexico Palenque
Nov 17, 2017
Palenque is a very large Mayan ruin with various temples and a huge palace. It was a leading city for about 700 years
Chiapas, Mexico Agua Azul
Nov 16, 2017
Agua Azul is a very large area of waterfalls of various sizes on the Xanil River. The site is located 69 Km south of the town of Palenque. The flow of water has been lessened by a change in the course of the river due to the recent earthquake. But they are still beautiful.
Chiapas, Mexico Charros
Nov 15, 2017
The Buena Esperanza charro group is located on the outskirts of San Cristobal. Each evening they get together after work to ride, rope, and practice. We watched them riding young, unbroke horses, riding bulls, and tailing the bulls as well as show off their roping skills
Chiapas, Mexico Zinacantan
Nov 14, 2017
Zinacantan is a small Mayan town where the work centers around weaving and embroidery of brightly-colored tapestries. We were privileged to visit some of the houses and photograph the weavers.
Chiapas, Mexico Chamula
Nov 13, 2017
Chiapas, Mexico San Cristobal de las Casas
Nov 11, 2017
San Cristobal was the original capital of this region that included all of eastern Mexico and Guatemala. This is Mayan country and the population speaks the language and follows the ancient ways.
Road Trip Arizona - Illinois
Sep 01, 2017
Visited Acoma, El Morro, Corn and Bean Harvest, Illinois rivers and miscellaneous other places
Red River Trip
Jun 23, 2017
A trip to the Red River Family Encampment, visiting the Rio Grande Gorge, Bandelier NM and other sites along the way. If you should wish to purchase any of these images, please contact the photographer, as they cannot be ordered from this site.
Ecuador Medical Mission, June 2017
Jun 01, 2017
A 12-day excursion to Quito, then up the Cayapas River in the Esmeraldas Province, returning to Quito for a visit to the Middle of the World.
Ecuador February 2017 Medical Mission
Feb 17, 2017
1-Week visit to Kumanii on the Cayapas River in northwestern Ecuador treating Chachi and Afro-Ecuadorians. Then a visit o Mindo in the cloud forest to enjoy their ziplines and beautiful flowers.
Oct 06, 2016
Visiting various ruins in Turkey, including towns where churches were established by the Apostle Paul, plus the seven churches addressed in Revelation
Ecuador June 2016
May 27, 2016
One week medical mission up Cayapas River in NE Ecuador, visiting various villages and Kumanii Lodge.
Belize Mission Trip 2016
Mar 02, 2016
A one-week trip to Belize working in Burrell Boom, Ladyville, Hattiville and Punta Gorda.
Ecuador Mission Trip, February 2016
Feb 18, 2016
A 10-day trip to Ecuador, working a medical mission on the Cayapas River.
Lake Powell, AZ
Oct 20, 2015
Images taken during 1 week on houseboat on Lake Powell in late October. Includes abstracts of rock formations, hikes through canyons, water abstracts, scenery.
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
Mar 26, 2015
Trails along the San Pedro River, views from Fort Huachuca, Kartchner Caverns area, and ghost towns.
Feb 23, 2015
Week trip to Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Saksywaman plus tours of Lima and Cuzco.
Ecuador Medical Mission, February 2015
Feb 11, 2015
Trip up Rio Cayapas to Kumanii Lodge and beyond, visiting towns of Calle Mansa, El Progresso and Telembi, then back down the coast and inland to Pedro Vicente Maldonado.
Oct 08, 2014
Two-week trip to Virginia to visit family and explore Civil War battlefields, buildings, etc. We also drove the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway in rain and fog. The trip culminated with a visit to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.
Jul 23, 2014
Road trip to Pueblo, Colorado from Phoenix, AZ. We passed through the Salt River Canyon, Albuquerque and Santa Fe on the way up and through Cortez and Four Corners on the way back. While there we visited Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods
Ecuador Mission June 2014
May 31, 2014
Medical Mission that included the villages of Molobog, Pucupala, San Bartolo Grande, San Francisco, and Flores. These are located in the province of Chimborrazo, high in the Andes.
May 12, 2014
A drive-through theme park in Williams, AZ with bears, buffalo, wolves, etc. A lot of fun!
Canyon de Chelly
May 11, 2014
It's known as Tseyi in Dineh. This narrow canyon outside of Chinle is full of ruins from Anasazi groups. We had lots of clouds and really strong winds as well as biting cold temps, so we drove the rim roads and did the overlooks instead of doing the jeep tour we had planned on. I still don't have the picture of Spider Rock that I want, so I guess I'll go back.
Natural Bridges National Monument
May 10, 2014
The red standstone turns to white at Natural Bridges, located just north of Lake Powell. There are several natural arches there. It's a small place and the drive takes you to nearly everything with some walking.
May 09, 2014
We didn't spend much time at Capital Reef, as I was anxious to get on to the Waterpocket Fold drive. But we saw some incredible sights on our drive through the park.
May 09, 2014
We visited Clawson, Utah, a very small farming village between Price and the Interstate. Since my maiden name is Clawson, I thought it would be interesting.
May 09, 2014
The fold is an eruption of boulders in a line following roughly the east side of Capital Reef NP. There is a dirt road that goes about 50+ miles through the fold, from Route 24 in Utah to Bullfrog Landing at Lake Powell. The colors and expanse of this strange natural phenomenon are extremely photogenic!
May 08, 2014
This canyon is actually an old roadway traveled by pioneers coming to the West. The road was built by the army to carry supplies. It was also home to indigenous cultures who left a lot of petroglyphs and pictographs on the canyon walls. There is an old stagecoach stop that grew into a small town, then died away. We ran into a blizzard the first day we attempted this drive, so we gave up and came back the following day.
May 08, 2014
Helper, Utah, is a town that has retained its old buildings on main street and some of its old houses. It's an old mining town, and railroad town, but now the RR has gone and it's just a nice little town.
May 05, 2014
We spent 2 days in Arches National Park, photographing the incredible natural arches and monoliths there. We had cloudy skies and windy conditions, so we didn't get the blue skies normally seen.
Driving the Colorado River
May 05, 2014
The Colorado runs beside Moab, and there's a road beside it that goes down to a potash mine. Along the winding road are petroglyphs and an arch that's called Jug Handle for obvious reasons.
Canyon Lands (North)
May 04, 2014
We visited the northern portion of Canyon Lands and the Dead Horse Point State Park. It was cold, VERY windy, and no sun until afternoon.
Dead Horse Point State Park
May 04, 2014
Canyon Lands, Needles section
May 03, 2014
This is the south end of Canyon Lands NP. Plus we passed Newspaper Rock on the way (lots of petroglyphs).
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