Places & Video Gallery

Video Links   

These are posted on our YouTube channel with the links below.  Strictly amateur videos of some of the hikes, snorkel and paddleboard adventures we have had.  The ones out West really give you a sense of scale and wonder.

Western Trip to Utah and Colorado, 2021  New for 2021!

Shafer Trail / Potash Road (Canyonlands, Moab, Utah)

This was an amazing down-the-canyon drive even the video can’t fully capture. A trip from the Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park to the Colorado River outside Moab, Utah. The GoPro Hero9 is so good at image stabilization that it looks like a smooth ride – and it was anything but. No guard rails, either, so you had to hope you didn’t run into someone coming the other way!

Long Canyon Road (Canyonlands, Moab, Utah)

Another “bucket list” off-road drive not to be missed in Canyonlands outside Moab, Utah. Who wouldn’t want to experience “Pucker Pass” and this massive chunk of rock you drive under … very slowly. Watch for Jackie to jump out for a closer look (that I missed on editing). We love our new Jeep.

Bryce Canyon Hike (Utah)

An otherworldly landscape that we experienced on a beautiful, crisp fall day. The day was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking – literally, since we were huffing and puffing our way along the 3 mile hike that dropped down about 600 feet at the 8,000 ft. elevation — and then back up again along some challenging switchbacks. You don’t want to miss the Wall Street section of the Queen’s Garden/Navajo Loop trail. The next day we left the area in a snowstorm that dropped about 6 inches of snow, so our day turned out to be the best chance for hiking.

Cruise Videos and Excursions

How We Did Harmony of the Seas

This is a funny video of how my family enjoyed just some of what Harmony of the Seas has to offer – we cruised twice on the Harmony in 2019 and had a blast.  Not everything made it to video, but what did was a lot of fun.

Roatan, Honduras Snorkel

Without a doubt, the best reef I have snorkeled.  Such a colorful collection of coral, fans and sponges on the ridge.  This was an excursion of our Western Caribbean cruise aboard Harmony of the Seas.

Cozumel Reef Snorkel

Snorkeling Cozumel just off shore is an easy float, as the current takes you across reefs that go from 10 to 30 feet deep.  I added some fish identification to this one, to the best of of my research.  This was an excursion of our Western Caribbean cruise aboard Harmony of the Seas.

St. Maarten Swim and Snorkel

This really wasn’t reef snorkeling, but we did see some cool ballyhoo and the clear waters of the sandy French side beaches were awesome.  This was an excursion of our Western Caribbean cruise aboard Harmony of the Seas.

Backyard Wildlife 

Fawn’s First Days  This was a pretty stunning surprise that happened right in front of our backyard trail camera.  Fawns in the backyard is an annual occurrence for us, but not on film like this!

What Happens at Night?  See how our backyard comes alive!

More of What Happens at Night  See more of our backyard antics at night!

Georgia Mountains

If you want to see what it’s like from the driver’s seat going down the road from Black Rock Mountain, watch the new video “Leaving Black Rock Mountain” – but hold on tight, it is a wild ride.

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park (GA) Zipline, Part One

Amicalola Falls State Park (GA) Zipline, Part Two

Videos of our various adventures:

Clear Creek Campground, Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama

Smith Lake Bike and Paddle

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Driving Needles Highway

Bison and Elk in Custer State Park

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Hiking Notch and Saddle Pass Trails, Badlands National Park

Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming

Hiking to Heron Pond and Swan Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hiking Mt. Washburn Trail, halfway, from Dunraven Pass trailhead

Hiking Pelican Valley Trail, partway, Yellowstone National Park (with grizzly)

Glacier National Park, Montana

Hiking back from St. Mary Falls, Glacier National Park

Highlights of hiking Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana

Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana (the ledge at Logan Pass)

St. Andrews State Park, Florida

More Snorkeling in St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida  2017

Snorkeling in St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida  2017

Paddleboarding at St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida 2017

Zion National Park, Utah  

Hiking the Angel’s Landing Trail, Zion National Park

Hiking the Narrows, Zion National Park

Arches National Park, Utah

Double Arch Rainy Day Hike, Arches National Park

Delicate Arch Slickrock Rainy Hike Return, Arches National Park

Park Avenue Hike, Sunny Day, Arches National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Trail, up from the Mile and a Half Rest House, Grand Canyon South Rim

Unicoi State Park, Georgia

Zipline Adventure at Unicoi State Park (short clip)

Georgia Mountains, Neels Gap to Blood Mountain

Key West and the Florida Keys

New York and some of our old neighborhoods in New Jersey

Washington, DC and my old neighborhoods in Delaware and New Jersey

Topsail Hill State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (2016)

St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, FL (2016)

Hike Inn to Appalachian Trail, Amicalola Falls, GA  (May 2016)

Bahamas Cruise to Nassau  (April 2016)

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia  (April 2016)

Spring around the Neighborhood 2016

(I can’t help but shoot pictures this time of year!)

Caribbean Cruise  (December 2015)

Grand Turk

St. Thomas & St. John

San Juan, Puerto Rico