The hills are alive again

Patterson Pass

East of San Francisco Bay Area in California lies a mountain range known for its considerably low hills that are dry in the summer but turn green when winter rains call upon the area. This chain of hills called the Diablo Range is alive again thanks to the many storms … Read>>

Snaking through several shades of green

If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads that … Read>>

When the sun set on WA-14

One day, I saw the sun setting on a highway (WA SR – 14). Washington 14 (WA-14) runs along that part of Columbia River that flows between the states of Oregon and Washington, in US’s Pacific Northwest. This east -west highway on the Columbia River Gorge makes for a great … Read>>

Utah’s rocky deserts – II

The Lights and Shades-of-Grey edition: As I went through my travel albums I found that I had more photographs from that morning’s (read post- Utah’s Rocky Deserts -I) Amtrak journey through Utah. It was interesting to see how light played on the rocks and bushes and created shadows as it … Read>>

Utah’s rocky deserts – I

One morning in Utah’s rocky desert-land. The dry land watching the sun on its way up. And catching some early morning light. And my lens was busy catching the landscape catching the light. These pictures are from a moving train. Utah’s dry side, its canyons and rock forms and all, … Read>>

A brush with California’s volcanic and glacial past

There’s a state on the west coast of the United States that’s known for its beaches, its wine country, it’s Pacific Coast drives, it’s entertainment capital, even its history of earthquakes. What a lot of people don’t talk about is that California has had many a brush with volcanic activity … Read>>

Catching the light at the end of a tunnel

A tunnel on way to Aspen (from Denver), Colorado (The original picture) Linking to the NF meme Catching the light More Colorado posts HERE For pictures from the road, Like/Follow Tipsy From The Trip on  Facebook.  Come, Trip with us. 😉  You may also like — Legoland at Christmas time From the Window … Read>>

One mighty river gorge, two scenic routes and umpteen vistas

Fall means rainy season in the Pacific Northwest. However, Thanksgiving Day (last year) promised to be a fairly sunny day albeit a cold one and we took advantage of this respite-from-the-rain and decided to go exploring the region. We were in Vancouver, Washington and our plan for the day was … Read>>

Through Zephyr’s picture window

If Amtrak swears that a trip on the California Zephyr is a journey through one of the most picturesque train routes in North America, they really seam to mean it. The pictures in this photo-feature will prove just that — that this is indeed a ‘scenic route’. In the 32 … Read>>