The Smoky Mountains, Seveirville, Tennessee

...just before heading out back to Ohio and Brooklyn, repectively, my parents and I took a helicopter tour over the mountains...May, 2012.

Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee

...headed back into the Smokys to see my parents who were hanging out with old friends in a cabin near Dollywood. We went to the top of Clingman's Dome, drank beers by the Little Pigeon River and played some pool. May, 2012.

Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama

One of the main reasons for this trip: Austin Strother, my nephew, graduates with the class of 2012, Hueytown High School, posing with his parents, his aunts and his grandmother. May, 2012.

Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama

...still I was in disbelief that this was Alabama. I even found a couple sweet swimming spots... May, 2012.

Desoto State Park, near Mentone, Alabama

...."No way, this is Alabama?!" May, 2012.

The Sinks, Smokey Mountains, Tennessee

...the rain stopped around 5am. I just got up, packed my soggy tent and left. I passed by this on my way out of the park heading south. Took a minute to have a swim. No one was around. May, 2012.

Smokey Mountain National Park, Tennessee

...en route to Alabama, I passed through Smokey Mountain National Park. I camped out in Elkmont, which was formerly a small village of vacation houses, now in ruin by this beautiful mountain stream. It rained. A lot.

Budos Band at Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

...saw Budos Band one night, when I passed back through New York. May, 2012.

Four Winds Rd., North Ferrisburg, Vermont

...visited Nick Patch and his family one evening. I hadn't seen them in years. He has a chicken ranch going these days. May, 2012.

Circle Current, Bristol, Vermont

...discussed the meaning of life with Moyer by the river for a couple hours one morning. May, 2012.

Sun Ray Peace Village, Lincoln, Vermont

...hurricane Irene really changed the river's path through the back of the peace village. It's a walk from the sweat lodge now. May, 2012.

Stormking, Mountainville, New York

...visited Stormking the next weekend. May, 2012.

Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, New York

Sat around on Casey's boat all day, one Sunday afternoon. May 2012.

Cooley Glen, Lincoln, Vermont

...river-nap-time...April, 2012.

Broadlake Rd., Mallet's Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont David Powsner's birthday bon fire with some serious jokers. April, 2012.

Broadlake Road, Mallet's Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont

"Is it a frickin' loon eer naaught?" April, 2012.

Mallet's Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont

Wendi tries out Ira's moto-goggles. April, 2012.

Mt. Abraham from Quaker St., Lincoln, Vermont

Snow capped on the last days of April, 2012.

Cannibal Village, Piney Woods Road, Monkton, Vermont

...stopped of at the cannibal village. It's lookin' pretty ancient these days. All of the thatch is rotted away, the chief's hut has mostly collapsed and the fire pit is a science project pond. The winter has not treated these tropics well at all... April, 2012.