Hanging out by the River near Verdi, NV
Stopping by Verdi for a quick break on the way to Pyramid Lake. We found a nice little park with river access to get our feet wet and enjoy a warm afternoon. The park abuts land that used to occupy a posh resort in the 1920s. The resort is long gone and the ambiance has become rather more bucolic, except for the houses abutting the river on the other site.
The Welcoming and Comfy Lobby of Mountain View Studios
The view from up on top of Martis Dam on Martis Creek outside Truckee, California.
This is one of two very similar panos I took on top of Martis Dam, outside of Truckee, California. I...
Looking out over Martis Creek Lake from the trees.
Camping at Martis Creek Lake.
A beautiful afternoon at Martis Creek Lake outside Truckee, California.
In Truckee for a weekend of skiing, I went out in the morning to get a couple of panoramas of the fre...
This is a view of the historic downtown of Truckee, California. Though now full of shops, restaurants...
A view taken alongside the railroad tracks where they run through Truckee. One passenger train a day...
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.