An Epic Saline Valley Wedding. Part 3.

The aftermath. So much pork, and love, and goodness.  The two days after our Saline Valley wedding, people packed up and started the long journey home.  A few friends and family members remained.  On Monday my sister, Sam from New York, Alex, Pepper (Alex’s mom), and I went on a crazy hike. I hadn’t realized I had been wanting … Read more

An Epic Saline Valley Wedding. Part 2.

Figuring out the ceremony. Good intentions. Leading up to our Saline Valley wedding celebration, Loretta and I had good intentions of working on what we would say to one another. We thought about how we would structure our ceremony.  Before we left for our desert camping wedding adventure we chatted with people and did a bit of research. … Read more

An Epic Saline Valley Wedding. Part 1.

The lead up. A little history. Each year I trek into the desert with my partner, Loretta. We were just a few months into our relationship when I first dragged her out to Saline Valley hot springs. When Loretta was pregnant and our kids were infants, we still went out. We usually go for about … Read more

Thanksgiving Family Adventure to Saline Valley

Some adventures are more epic than others.  Our yearly voyage to family camping trip to Saline Valley Hot Springs in Death Valley tends to rank pretty high on the epic adventure scale.  This year was no exception. I spent a lot of time driving, cooking, being a dad, and just kicking back and enjoying life.  Somewhere … Read more

Family Camping Trip to Saline Valley

Car Talk Our epic end of the year family camping trip to the Saline Valley Warm Springs this year was no less epic than previous years.  I reluctantly admitted that our growing family needed a vehicle with a little more room than our Mazda B2200 pickup.  If it were up to me, I would probably … Read more

Film vs Digital . A Photographer Ponders.

Back in the Day When I started taking pictures enthusiastically, artistically, and professional (not always all at the same time), I shot with film. This was in the late 90’s. I started out shooting mostly black and white film. I also would shoot color negative film and transparency film. While most of the photography I … Read more

Saline Valley Hot Springs Thanksgiving 2012

Our Little Truck This year I outfitted our little truck, El Burro or Burrito, with some helper springs. Since I tend to load the living daylight out of our Mazda Pickup, and have gotten flats the last couple of years, I figured it was time. The helper springs fixed the sagging rear problem, and the … Read more