Saturday, December 24, 2016

How was your 2016? Mine was pretty good....

It's time for my annual blog entry!  Seriously?  What kind of blogger am I?

Oh well.  Here's a synopsis of my pixels!

I waded across the Paluxy River in Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, Texas, in March.

April 1st found us at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg, Texas.  The bluebonnets were in bloom and the hiking was fantastic.

We stayed at the weirdest B&B near Enchanted Rock.  The accommodations were... strange, but there were a few interesting photo ops.  I like rust;  just sayin'.

In May we traveled to New Jersey to visit our daughter's future in-laws and got to do a side trip to Philadelphia.  Here's Independence Hall...

I also made a new friend.  Meet SJ.

In June we were back in Idaho and Wyoming.  I never get tired of the Tetons.

July got us back to Idaho with a little trip to the Sawtooth Mountains near Ketchum.  This is McGowan Peak and Stanley Lake.

I also captured my all-time favorite photograph of the love of my life, Jill.

Teton Creek never disappoints if you have a good tripod and a long exposure.

Timing is always important too.  Here's a July rainbow in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

August was hot.  And I was stuck in Texas.  It made me sad.

But September picked up with a trip that included Idaho, Wyoming and Utah and a first big camping trip in our Gateway Teardrop camper.  Oh by the way, Gateway Teardrops is a company that I started with my brother back in 2015 and we build cool little campers.  Check them out here.

There was a little camping in Grand Teton National Park...

and then in Bryce Canyon National Park...

...and then a little Zion National Park on the way back to Texas.

Then we wrapped up the year with a few days in December at Folly Beach, South Carolina, as we prepared for our daughter's wedding in Charleston.

This was one of my favorite spots at the beach.

Here's another.

And of course, no wedding would be complete without a shot of the bride.

That brings us to the end of 2016.  I hope your year was productive and that you got to spend time with those you love.  May the Lord bless you in the coming year.  Merry Christmas!