Jan 212009

The last time I was in Mazatlan, Penelope and I camped right on the beach, and just across the road was a mosquito-infested wetland swamp. A big hotel was going up at that time, but other than that, there wasn’t much happening in Mazatlan, and the old central part of the city was rather rundown. Needless to say, there’ve been a few changes since that memory-laden trip in 1972.  This time I stayed in that big hotel, the El Cid, [read more …]

Jan 102009
Outdoor Photographer magazine photo contest

Outdoor Photographer magazine is running a contest on the theme “Celebrate the Seasons”. On a whim, I entered the contest and this photo has made it to the finals. You can view the photo in the contest gallery at http://www2.outdoorphotographer.com/celebrate/gallery-fin-lg.php?gal=Top%20Pics&id=2110#j , and if you’re so inclined, vote for this photo for the Peoples Choice awards. Waldo Lake is a favorite destination in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, especially for people from the Eugene area. Located almost on the crest of the Cascades, [read more …]