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On the Road with Frank

Immediately after retiring from the United States Navy Frank started a blog he named On The Road With Frank. The purpose of which was to share the travel experiences he and his wife were to have as they wandered around North America in their motorhome. While On The Road With Frank certainly fulfilled that goal, it also provided a venue to display some of Frank's photography. With the emergence of Frank Madia Photography, it was fitting to move the blog to FrankMadiaPhotography.com.  After the summer season of 2018, Frank and Connie gave up the RV lifestyle.  They now travel the country and hopefully the world by car or plane.  Frank remains passionate about photography.  However, he has come to the decision that his long-standing policy to avoid politics in his blog may not have provided the best use of his voice.  Starting in September of 2019 his blog will contain the traditional travel posts complete with photographs, but there will also be opinion pieces on the state of politics in the United States of America.


Near Mid-Summer Update

                It is hard to believe that the summer season is approaching the halfway point.  We have been pretty busy, but we have also gotten to do a lot of …

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Devils Tower to the First Few Weeks in Yellowstone

We traveled the short distance from Hill City, South Dakota to Sundance, Wyoming on the morning of June 4th.  It wasn’t much of a drive as we only covered some …

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The Black Hills of South Dakota

We left Lusk, Wyoming fairly early on May 29 headed for the Black Hills of South Dakota.  We had originally planned to go to Custer, South Dakota, but the owner …

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On the Way to Yellowstone National Park 2013

Our spring migration is officially underway.  We have chosen a route which will include many locations we have never been to before and some familiar places to be revisited. Before …

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Ready to Hit the Road Again

Spring is here and it is about time for us to be on the road.  Hopefully, this will be published prior to our actual underway date. We have had quite …

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The Season Begins to Wind Down

In my last post I inadvertently implied that we spend an inordinate amount of time separating people from bears.  That really isn’t the case at all.  We do spend a …

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The Bears of Indian Creek Campground

 In my last post I ended by saying I would follow with a discussion of our experiences with bears this summer.  To date we have had three encounters with bears …

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The Summer Has Gotten Off to a Great Start

                It is difficult to believe we have been here almost a month already as of July 3rd.  In my last post I said we didn’t have our first actual …

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Yellowstone at Last

                After what seemed an eternity we got away from Cheyenne with a sweet running engine.  In fact I think our fuel efficiency has improved giving me the thought we …

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The Adventure Slows

We concluded our stay in the Denver area with two wonderful events.    The first event was the retirement dinner for my Sister-in-law, Sandi Madia.  The dinner was held in …

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Our Buckley Stay

Our visit to the Denver area has been a lot of fun.  We have spent some time with my brother and his family and my sister and her family.  We …

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We Are Back On The Road For More Adventures in the Summer of 2012

Well, it has been a really long time since I posted anything on my blog.  You can say I got burned out.  You can say I got lazy.  Or you …

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A Summer in Yellowstone National Park

Several weeks ago I started a blog article on our adventures in Yellowstone National Park. As I was writing I came to the realization that a lot of what I …

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Balcones the Final Chapter, or Is It?

In my first post covering our stay and duties at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge I concentrated on our activities surrounding the work we were doing. I failed to discuss …

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A Week Long Vacation to Big Bend National Park

When Connie and I interviewed for our volunteer positions at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge we made it clear that we intended to spend the last week of April in …

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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge – The Adventure Begins

Wow, I am really behind! The next several paragraphs were written within a week of our arrival at Balcones. I had held up publishing this article while trying to get …

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