While we do adore Berlin, the polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo, it was fun meeting twin brothers Kiska and Koluk at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo in New Mexico over Spring Break. One of them acted like an 800-pound pet dog, tossing a toy across the Inukshuk Bay enclosure, sliding down into the water, and retrieving it. […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico   I’ll close out my series of March 2016 posts from Tucumcari, New Mexico with these three final shots […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico The approximately 2,450 miles of pavement connecting Chicago and Los Angeles known as Route 66 is a fascinating piece of […]

Bringing my photos from Zoo Atlanta in for a landing, here is one last post.  Yes, I could have included them in my Zoo Atlanta Review post, but there were already a lot of other photos in that post.  Plus, how could a girl currently trapped living in Kansas miss an opportunity to leverage a Wizard of […]

In the wild, gorillas live in groups called troops or bands.  The troop is led by a dominant male gorilla, a silverback, who is easily identified by a silver strip of fur down his back.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good shot of the silverback in the main exhibit at Zoo Atlanta, but I did […]

Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by giant pandas for decades.  We fawned over Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the 18-month-old pandas who were gifts from the Chinese government during the Nixon Administration, and flocked by the millions to […]

First known as an Oreo Biscuit when they were created back in 1912 — the same year that New Mexico and Arizona became states and that the Titanic sank — today’s Oreo can be found in nearly 20 different varieties in the United States. In honor of National Oreo Cookie Day (#NationalOreoCookieDay), here are ten […]