Light at the Edge of the World – The Waipapa Point Lighthouse

The Waipapa Point Lighthouse has been a guiding light at the edge of the world for over one hundred and thirty years. Waipapa Point is located on the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The lighthouse opened in 1884 after a passenger steamer went down on the Waipapa Point reef costing 131 people their…

The Lift Off of the Hot Air Balloons

The hot air balloons lift off again from Colorado Springs this morning for the last day of the annual Labor Day Lift Off. I hope you all have had a great Labor Day weekend and an amazing Labor Day today. I will be at Prospect Lake once again in Memorial Park celebrating Labor Day and…

Water World

I grew up in Tennessee, an entirely landlocked state in the US. I now live in Colorado which is about as far from an ocean as a person can get.  I remember watching movies growing up where people were depicted living entirely on the ocean—a water world. That idea intrigued me as a young boy….

Thunderbirds

Today is the United States Air Force Academy graduation. Every year the Air Force’s most skilled pilots, the Thunderbird Squadron, descend on Colorado Springs for several days of practice flights. As I write this post I can hear them outside my house practicing for tomorrow’s performance. It is truly a magnificent arial ballet to see…

Show Me the Way

This is the Negril Lighthouse on the island nation of Jamaica. It has stood like a sentinel watching over the coastal waters since 1894. For over 120 years this tower has helped ships steer clear of the rocks as they pass around the western most point of the Caribbean island. According to expedia.com, the prism was…

Fisherman’s Wharf

This is a view of a marina in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. When most people visit San Francisco, the Fisherman’s Wharf area is at the top of their list and for good reason. This is the gateway for a visit to Alcatraz or a quick cruise around the harbor and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The wharf…

A New Dawn

Happy New Year everyone! It is a hard to believe another year has come and gone. I hope you all achieve everything you hope to in 2016. “Whatever you can do or dream you be, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Simple Sunset

Something about sitting on a boat in a Jamaican bay watching the sunset seems to me a simple pleasure of the good life. This is a tiny tourist vessel, but give me that sailboat in the background and I think I could be satisfied for a few years. You know what they say, “The grass is…