Presentation on theme: "In the aftermath of a near-fatal stroke and 11 months of trials and tribulations, I embarked on a transcontinental odyssey for a new lease on life. Pausing."— Presentation transcript:
In the aftermath of a near-fatal stroke and 11 months of trials and tribulations, I embarked on a transcontinental odyssey for a new lease on life. Pausing on my way to Big Bend National Park on a chilly Texas morning in May, I snapped what eventually became the cover of my book. There appears to be little ahead or behind, but looks can be deceiving! What follows is a collection of favourite photos from the trip as my gift to you. Thank you for purchasing Rode to Recovery. James McCullough Rode to Recovery (Meta) Physical Meanderings In PowerPoint, click once, relax, and enjoy the ride! Slideshow runs for 5 minutes.
“Mount Luggage” at the outset of the trip in New Jersey
Wrinkles - My erstwhile companion while waiting out 3 days of rain in Manassas Virginia
Big Bend National Park, Texas After freezing for most of the morning under threatening skies, the clouds peeled away to reveal Big Bend in all its glory.
Big Bend National Park Postcard views everywhere
Big Bend National Park
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico Mother Nature has decorated every square inch with elaborate works of art …
Carlsbad Caverns … and her work is never done
Sword of Damocles
Carlsbad Caverns Lion’s Tail
Carlsbad Caverns Entrance to the Bat Cave.
Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico is an extensive pre-Columbian building complex, steeped in ritual significance that is now lost in time.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, features a series of canyons that cleave the top of an 8,000 foot mesa.
Mesa Verde National Park contains the ruins of over 600 ancient cliff dwellings.
One of three natural bridges in Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park
My first tantalizing glimpse of Lake Tahoe
All-American pastime in Orinda, California
Redwood National & State Parks, California Stately giants dwarf all else
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon The deepest lake in the USA, but found at 7000’ elevation in the cauldron of an extinct volcano
Crater Lake National Park Overwhelming peace and serenity
Oregon Great roads & magnificent scenery
Glacier-fed lake in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia