Arrival Story: Wanting to find a companion for my old dog, Smiley,I logged onto Petfinder and did a search for golden retrievers or golden mixes. I located Wesley at the Lehigh County Humane Society in Allentown,PA. Wesley may have a bit of husky in him as he has a curved tail and a bit of an independent mindset!
Bio: I like camping,hiking,and rafting. My Dad and I enjoy overnite trips along the Appalachian Trail,we`ve done hikes in PA,NJ,and the Shenandoah`s in VA. We have also taken trips out west and hiked in the Grand Canyon,Death Valley,and Yosemite. We have even done a trip to Alaska together back in 2008 and hope to go there again in 2013. I also enjoy rafting on the Delaware river. More videos are here youtube More Wesley photos are on webshots My photos on webshotsMy Facebook page
One of the things about digital photography is that one takes a LOT of pix on a trip,unlike back in the expensive days of film! It took my dad a while to work through them all but he finally finished editing the last photos from our trip out West last fall. These final photos illustrate our travels through Colorado`s Great Sand Dunes,an underground Kansas salt mine and the Tallgrass Prarie National Preserve near Strong City,Kansas.
Following are some pix taken as Dad and I traveled thru Utah on our trip last fall. Utah is an amazing state of desert salt flats,a huge Salt Lake and stunning views from atop high rock mesas. One area,the Factory Butte ATV recreation area, looked very much like a moonscape. That place was truly other worldly! Utah`s state motto is "Life Elevated" and is very fitting!
Leaving California,Dad and I traveled thru Nevada. We like to get off of the interstate and use the 2 lane roads as they traverse more interesting scenery. Accordingly we exited I-80 and proceeded down US 95. We camped in the desert overnite and explored an old ghost town the next morning. A bit further along US 95,we detoured off to the hardscrabble mining town of Silver Peak. Dad left me outside in the car while he explored an abandoned mine. Later that day as we drove along US 6 we came to the abandoned town(it consists of 1 building!)of Warm Springs. Dad was intrigued by the name and parked the car to do some exploring. The lone building here is an old bar. On the property a small pool has been dug out into which the warm spring drains. A hole in the fence allowed access and dad enjoyed a refreshing soak here. It felt great to him as he really needed a bath after much camping out! Then we proceeded on into Utah.