As some of you may have noticed, there has not been a new post on the blog for four months. Up until July, I had given myself the goal of adding at least four posts per month. I think I got two done in July but nothing has been posted since the 5th of July. So what happened? I had two book manuscripts (more on those in the near future) pending and time simply was too short to continue posting things on the site. I tried to keep up with the Facebook page, but even that got neglected after a while. Most of July and August was spent out in the field finishing up the research necessary for the books and September was a blur completing the manuscripts. The first was due at the beginning of October and the second was due two weeks later. Once both manuscripts were submitted, my dad and I took a roadtrip out to Dallas, TX. It was a mix of business and pleasure and a great trip. So, even though the editing process has commenced for the manuscripts, I now have time to resume the blog, if anyone still cares to read it. I hope to have a more substantive post up by the end of the day.
Just for fun, here are a few images I took from the roadtrip to Texas. These aren’t particularly great and they were all taken from the side of the road, but it sure is a testimony to how spectacular driving through the western U.S. is.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures,Karl
Nice, Bubba! You hit Lamoille at a great time – when exactly was that? I’m trying to take some notes and start developing a sense of the timing of Nevada fall color, not an easy task given the paucity of timely updates.
Can’t wait to hear more about the books!
We got to Lamoille around the 14th or 15th. Something like that. If you ever plan a fall trip to the Toiyabe or Toquima Ranges, let me know. I have had a real jones to get up there!
Great shots, Bubba! We’ve been to all of these places-Fall s so special in the Southwest and Nevada. I especially liked seeing the photo of Wheeler Peak in NM. My brother in law, at age 70, summited that mtn with friends. Glad you managed a road trip with all your book stuff happening!
Love those pictures….Lamoille and the Ruby Mountains are special to us, and your fall color shots are unbeatable. Thanks!
What exciting news! You have an excellent excuse for neglecting the blog. Be sure to let us know how things are going with the books. I love that you took a road trip with your dad. And of course, the photos are too wonderful to put into words. I love our magnificent country. I’ve missed you. So glad to see a post. 🙂
Thank you for saying that. I really appreciate the sentiment and it means a lot that someone has enjoyed reading what I wrote, especially if it helps keep you in contact with a part of the world that you obviously love!
So glad you’re back. We love your posts! -Deb and Bruce
Welcome back. And congratulations on the books. I drafted a walking guide on Sonoma County last November – but can’t seem to finish it with maps and pictures. So, I appreciated your effort.
Thanks much. I know what you mean maps and such. They can be a real challenge.