Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

“The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.”
― Tom Hanks

After crossing the border from Israel into Jordan, my friend, Larry, his niece, Rebecca, and I went to the place where we would meet our guide for a three-hour tour of Wadi Rum.  Wadi Rum is

Atomic Idaho – East Idaho Desert

Atomic Idaho – East Idaho Desert

Atomic research plays a big role in the history of eastern Idaho.  I recently learned that the first city in the world powered by atomic energy was Arco Idaho.  Scientists first made usable power from a nuclear reactor in 1951 at the National

It’s The Journey

It’s The Journey

One of the things I love so much about road trips is that while there is always the destination in mind, there is the journey. The journey itself is just as satisfying as the destination. I have yet to get in my car for a trip and not find anything interesting along the way. Whenever I go somewhere, I always have to tack on a couple of hours to whatever “drive time” is expected. There’s gonna be stops! There’s gonna be U-turns.  You just never know what you’ll see out there on the road. Side trips and welcome distractions are everywhere!