Tagged: tourism

el rancho; hotel; stars, motel; gallup; new mexico; celebrity; celebrities; actors; movies; cowboy; western; old west; classics; john wayne; humphrey bogart; photos

Historic El Rancho – Hotel of the Movie Stars

Who’s Who of Stars Slept Here Returning from my birthday trip to Sedona, I made a stop at Hotel El Rancho in Gallup, New Mexico. Opening in 1937, the brother of film director D.W Griffith built it to be used...

afton villa; bloom; fountain; garden; grass; landscape; louisiana; nature; pond; spanish moss; plantation; home; gardens; st francisville; azalea; daffodil; tree; statue

Creating Beautiful Tomorrows – Afton Villa Gardens and Ruins

A St. Francisville Treasure Living in Louisiana for 12 years, I loved photographing all its beautiful places.  Afton Villa Gardens is certainly on that list.  I always put off going until the azaleas were blooming. I didn’t know what I...

blue hole; swim; swimming; diving; jumping; water; blue; santa rosa; new mexico; scuba; diver

The Blue Hole of Santa Rosa – A Scuba Diver’s Oasis

A Watery Oasis in the High Desert Great big surprises can come in small packages.  The Blue Hole is one of those surprises.  Mid-way between Albuquerque and Amarillo in the town of Santa Rosa, NM, a natural spring fed lake...

celebration in the oaks; celebration; oaks; new orleans; louisiana; big easy; holiday; christmas; lights; display; joyful; songs; city park

Celebration in the Oaks – The Holidays in New Orleans City Park

Amazing Holiday Lights Fill the Oaks New Orleans is a city always up to something BIG!  Celebration in the Oaks is no exception. I determined this year that I would make time and see some of holiday light displays that...

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