Tom's Travel Pictures

Here is a wide assortment of pictures from my various trips around the United States and Canada. I selected a variety of landmarks and other personal favorites.  (You'll probably notice I like lighthouses.)  Eventually I'll add more and break them up into regions.
I hope you like them.

The Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland marks the easternmost point in North America.

Some unexpected visitors early one foggy morning on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland.

The quaint little town of Twillingate, Newfoundland was a perfect spot to do some whale watching, spot icebergs floating by and also offered this view of the local lighthouse.

Walking on the ocean floor during the lowest tides in the world at the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

The impressive Hotel Frontenac rising over the Old Town in Quebec.
The Canadian side of Niagra Falls.
9605-liberty3a.jpg (29226 bytes) A perfect day to visit Lady Liberty in New York Harbor.
Rigging and Old Glory on the USS Constitution in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
The majestic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the coast of North Carolina.  This is the tallest light on the eastern seaboard.
Lunchtime in the Florida Everglades for one lucky great blue heron.
The Chalmette Battlefield in Louisiana.  This was where the famous Battle of New Orleans was fought in the War of 1812.
Hot, hazy July morning in Hannibal, Missouri along the Mississippi River.
An aerial view of downtown Detroit taken while flying home from Toronto.
9609-straits2a.jpg (34112 bytes) Sometimes you just have to stop and watch a sunset.  This pictures was taken from Cheboygan, Michigan State Park looking toward the Straits of Mackinaw.
9609-ages2a.jpg (28350 bytes) The isolated Rock of Ages Lighthouse in Lake Superior near the southern tip of Isle Royale, Michigan.
9609-spitrock-a.jpg (23343 bytes) Sunrise at Split Rock Lighthouse on the Lake Superior Shoreline of Minnesota.
As mom flies away can you tell who just had lunch?  This family of swallows lived at the Visitor Center at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
Color and life can be found even in the desolate South Dakota Badlands.
Mount Rushmore is an imposing sight, especially on a beautiful day like this.
One of many fantastic views in Glacier National Park in northern Montana.
Old Faithful geyser in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
The Snake River flows in front of the Grand Teton mountains in northeast Wyoming.
Above the clouds at 10,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park near Denver, Colorado.
Great Sand Dunes National Monument in Colorado.
Cliff Palace ruins in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
A collared lizard in full, colorful display in Big Bend National Park in southern Texas.
Appropriately named White Sands in southern New Mexico.
The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona along Route 66.
Petroglyphs carved into a cliff face in Utah's Capital Reef National Park.
Sunset at Monument Valley in northern Arizona.  As the sun goes down in the west it illuminates the faces of the stone outcroppings known as the East and West Mitten.
An amazing collection of wind formed stone "hoo-doos" in Bryce Canyon National Park.
No picture I can take would do justice to the scope of the Grand Canyon.  The first time you stand on the rim and see it open up in front of you you'll know what I mean.
A lonely stretch of the Extra-Terrestrial (ET) Highway in Nevada.  Somewhere out there is the top secret Area 51, home to experimental aircraft and maybe an alien or two.
Zabriske Point in California's Death Valley.
California seals rest on a buoy off the coast near Ventura.
Water lilies in a fountain at the mission at San Juan Capistrano in California.
Glacier smoothed mountain top in California's Yosemite National Park.
William Randolph Hearst's Neptune Pool at his mountain top home at San Simeon, California.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco taken on the only day I was there that the sun actually burned off the fog.
Phantom Ship is a small island in Crater Lake.  The deep water reflects the blue Oregon sky.
Late in the evening along the Oregon coast.
There is actually a rain forest on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.  It's kept constantly wet from warm, moist air from the Pacific Ocean moving inland toward the Olympic Mountain range.
This was my first view of the Pacific Ocean at Ruby Beach in northern Washington.