Oregon Caves 2004

In August 2004 the Skunk crawled into the entrance of the Oregon Caves, located in the extreme southwest corner of the state. Elijah Davidson, the first known man to enter Oregon Caves National Monument, entered in pursuit of his favorite dog Bruno and a bear in late November of 1874.Oregon Caves is a solutional cave, … Read moreOregon Caves 2004

Galapagos Islands & Ecuador 2012

In May, 2012 The Texas Skunk visited Guayaquil, the Galapagos Islands, and Quito  Ecuador. To allow easier viewing this trip is further divided into several sections. Please click on the section desired below to view An interesting note is that Ecuador uses US paper currency.  They also use our $1.00 coin and our penny.  They have their own … Read moreGalapagos Islands & Ecuador 2012

China 2013

We flew into Shanghai on April 10, 2013 and spent a couple of days there. We flew from Shanghai to Yichang where we boarded a river cruise ship and powered up the Yangtze River for several very enjoyable days visiting sites along the river.  We navigated the Three Gorges dam via 5 locks.  We disembarked in Chongqing … Read moreChina 2013

Summer 2013

The Skunk and wife left Texas on May 28th and headed for the Northwest.  Our route took us through SE Utah where there are many beautiful and interesting rock formations.  We had a limited time schedule to get to the Oregon Coast for a family graduation so only saw those that were on the highway.  … Read moreSummer 2013

Saudi Arabia

Diriyah – Saudi Arabia  Okay, what or where is a “Diriyah? It’s both.  Diriyah is an ancient city in Saudi Arabia that predates Columbus’s landing in the New World.  It was one of the few places that the Skunk could take photographs while working there from 1989 to 1991.  These photos were taken with a … Read moreSaudi Arabia