Some of you already know that weâ€™ll be doing a roadtrip through the US this summer. Starting this July weâ€™ll be traveling in our â€™95 Roadtrek between many national parks, cities and other more or less random points of interest which we have selected over the last year. We have planned to travel for â€œabout four monthsâ€ with some fixed points and a lot of flexibility in our plans, but we do expect the trip to be about 13,000 miles / 21.000 km (or maybe 1000 gallons or 3800 liter of gas â€“ you can pick your fuel price, but currently the US average price for a gallon of regular is $4.07).
We selected the point of interest by taking out a map of the US and started to make red crosses where we wanted to see things. This was interesting, and while we sure can see a lot in four months, it was still a too much to just go and see!! Most notable [for Martin] we dropped Alaska and Glaciers National Park as that would have been a lot more driving and even in four months you cannot see it all.
Â We narrowed down the list to:
Supai Â· Grand Canyon Â· Zion Â· Bryce Â· Capitol Reef Â· Mesa Verde Â· Black Canyon Â· Great Sand Dunes Â· Pikeâ€™s Peek Â· Denver Â· Rocky Mountain Â· Grand Teaton Â· Yellowstone Â· Mt. Rushmore Â· Des Moins Â· Chicago Â· Cleveland Â· Niagara Falls Â· Boston Â·Cape Cod Â· New York Â· Washington DC Â· Blue Ridge Parkway Â· Charleston Â· Savannah Â· Miami Â· Key West Â· Biscayne Â· Everglades Â· Disney World Â· Panama City Â· New Orleans Â· Austin Â· Big Bend Â· White Sands Â· Saguaro
Welcome to my new web site. I’m in the process of replacing my old, manually written, pages with an actual blog. If you should happen to be looking for some of the old “stuff” then feel free to send me an email, but at the moment I’ll mostly focus on new things .. like my pictures and the upcomming roadtrip!
On the new website I will also be posting about some of my pictures. I’ve probably been taking nature pictures now for 5-6 years, first with film (negative and slide) and now digital. I’ll probably post some stuff about my camera gear once I get time to write it up for you, but for now you can browse a small collection of images I’ve posted here in a gallery. This is just a selection of my pictures – I’m not pro, still learning a lot, and no freak (do not get up every morning before sunrise to be in place to take the best possible picture). I spend time to take some pictures, but I also spend time with my family. Mostly this can be combined and therefor there are compomises.
The configuration on this website is Gallery2, WordPress and the WPG2 plugin to tie these together. I do not use an “official” WPG2 theme, but just a a widget capable theme (spotlight). The only manual changes I’ve done on the php files was to remove the gallery2 logo from the top of each page. I somehow remembered that this could be done, but could not find it and therefore I used the big hammer!
Mostly this works pretty nice, but it does appear that the server is a bit slow once in a while. I do not know if it is the MySQL db or if it is WordPress (does not look like it is gallery2).