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R. Doug Wicker — Author · 18h ago

Hatch Valley Road Trip—Clint Eastwood was hanged near here

One of our favorite weekend day trips is along the back roads between El Paso and Hatch, New Mexico. It’s scenic. It’s historic. It’s delicious. Deliciously spicy, that is. Hatch is home of ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3d ago

Fun Photo Friday — Another spectacular El Paso sunset

We love the views from our home here in El Paso. As you can see from this backyard view, we face out over the Mesilla Valley to the left, and the Franklin Mountains form our backyard view to...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 5d ago

A Tale of Two Berettas — 92FS and 92FS “Reverse Two-Tone”

The Beretta 92 family of handgus  is a design that until recently I hadn’t much interest. It’s big, bulky, and heavy, and there are smaller, lighter high-capacity pistols out there — the exc...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1w ago

Interesting Collectables: “Old” 1st issue Ruger Bearcats

Until recently the Ruger Bearcat wasn’t even on my radar, as the new production models are pricey (MSRP $639 blued; $689 stainless) and older models seldom come up in the market. So, when th...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Fun Photo Friday — Quito Hop-on/Hop-off Favorites 2

This series on Ecuador began nearly five months ago, and the images presented during that series are but a fraction of the many taken during our ten days there. My first photos of Ecuador we...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Ecuador — Quito, Hop-on/Hop-off Part 4

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, beginning last week and continuing through this week ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Ecuador — Quito, Hop-on/Hop-off Part 3

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, beginning last week and continuing through this week ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Fun Photo Friday — Quito Hop-on/Hop-off Favorites 1

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, for this week and next I’m going to some images do th...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Ecuador — Quito, Hop-on/Hop-off Part 2

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, for this week and next I’m going to some images do th...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3W ago

Ecuador — Quito, Hop-on/Hop-off Part 1

In this final Ecuador series on Quito we’ve discussed some of the many things to see and do in this city of nearly 2,700,000 people. So, for the next two weeks I’m going to some images do th...