Category Archives: Postcards

Postcard From Grand Teton National Park

View of the Teton Range from Mormon Row Historic District, Grand Teton National Park

We wrapped up our western swing with a 2 day visit to Jackson, WY and Grand Teton National Park. This is a classic view of the Teton Range from an area called the Mormon Row Historic District. The photo is a bit of a cliche but I can’t imagine a photographer passing it by. Some photographs just need to be taken! We had some pretty nice clouds on this day, which helps a lot.

Postcard From Yellowstone: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a beautiful location, where the Yellowstone River has carved a magnificent canyon with several waterfalls. We were fortunate to time a visit to Artist Point to photograph a rainbow that occurs at the Lower Falls at certain times of the year.

Artist Point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.

Postcard From Yellowstone: Midway Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Midway Geyser Basin is home of the famous Grand Prismatic Spring as well as a number of other equally impressive features. We did see Grand Prismatic, but on the day of our visit the temperatures were in the low 30s, making for a lot of steam. Despite being in the “off season” the place got so busy later in the day when the temperatures did warm up, that we elected to go in the morning before all the selfie-shooting tourists showed up and crowded the boardwalk.

Postcard From Yellowstone: Old Faithful

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park

Kathy & I have decided that there is such a thing as “Geyser Fatigue.” 🙂 But geysers are one of the highlights of visiting Yellowstone. The most famous one of all is Old Faithful, so it deserved a spot on this postcard. We had a room facing the geyser basin and specifically Old Faithful, so we watched it erupt numerous times over the four days we stayed at the Old Faithful Inn.

Postcard From Yellowstone: Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Kathy & I are wrapping up our visit to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It’s been a great couple of weeks, with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and some interesting weather. We had very limited connectivity in the parks (a good thing!) and also limited time to look at photos (also a good thing). This is a sample of the images from our first stop in Yellowstone, at Mammoth Hot Springs.

Postcard From Fredericksburg, Texas

The Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas

This past weekend, Kathy & I spent some time in Fredericksburg, Texas, which is the heart of Texas wine country. Didn’t know Texas made wine? Well, sure ’nuff they do!

We stayed at a lovely motel located at the Gillespie County airport called the Hangar Hotel. It is styled after a WWII hangar from the 1940s, complete with an Officer’s Club bar and an airport diner. It was a great place to hang out for a few days, watching the planes come and go, including an impressive number of business prop and jet aircraft.

We’re in Florida now, getting ready for another cruise that starts Friday. More photos in the works!

Bonus Postcard! The Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas