This is the home page for Steve Winker.
I retired in December 2006 and started a lifestyle of fulltime RVing on June 13, 2007. This web site is an attempt to let friends and family know where I've been and where I'm going. So it will always be a work in progress. However, don't be surprised if it doesn't get updated that frequently. I'm traveling in a lot of areas where web access is not always available. Plus, if you were sitting at some campsite in Alaska with amazing scenery, would updating your website be very high on your priority list? So be patient and I'll do my best to let you know what's happening.
|I first hit the road in a Tiger CX. After 7 years and 102,000 miles in the Tiger, I decided it was time for a new home. My second home was a Roadtrek Versatile 170. After 4 years and 52,000 miles, I realized the Roadtrek didn't fit my needs as well as I wanted. So I'm now on my third home, a Hymer Aktiv.|
|This is Wilson. He's a whiz with road maps and the GPS, so I signed him on as the navigator for my journeys. Those of you who have seen the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks will recognize Wilson. Click here to see his web page.|
My plans are usually pretty fluid. So the itinerary and dates below are pretty sketchy to start with and subject to change. As I visit places, I'll update the itinerary and add links to any photos. The photos are intended to show you what I'm seeing and experiencing. So they may not always be the best.
|Date||Location||Link to Photos|
|01/01 - 02/28||Tucson, Arizona||
Various Tucson Parks
Sweetwater Wetlands - Waterfowl
Sweetwater Wetlands - Other birds and Wildlife
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Behind the Scenes
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Raptor Free Flight Morning Show
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Raptor Free Flight Afternoon Show
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Animals on Exhibit
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Hummingbirds
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - On the Grounds
|03/01 - 05/30||Visiting Family and Friends and enjoying a bout of vertigo in Illinois||no photos|
|05/31 - 06/06||Visiting Friends in Massachusetts||no photos|
|06/07 - 06/22||Visiting Family and Friends in Illinois||no photos|
|06/23 - 09/07||Fishing in Ontario||
Wabaskang Lake - Wildlife
Wabaskang Lake - Loons
Wabaskang Lake - Eagles
Wabaskang Lake - Insects
Wabaskang Lake - Scenery
Wabaskang Lake - Other Photos
|09/08 - 09/14||Travel to Colorado|
|09/15 - 09/20||Photography Workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park||Rocky Mountain National Park|
|09/23 - 09/26||Photography Workshop in Chaco Culture National Historical Park||Chaco Culture National Historical Park|
|09/27 - 12/31||To Be Determined|
As I mentioned previously, I started traveling full time in my RV on June 13, 2007. Here's where I've been since then.
|Year||General Route Taken||Link to Photos|
|2007||Alaska, Western Canada, Southwestern United States||itinerary and photos|
|2008||California, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, Ontario, Montana, Oregon, Montana, Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2009||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, New York, Maine, New York, Ontario, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2010||Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana, Ontario, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2011||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Colorado, Ontario, Illinois||itinerary and photos|
|2012||Illinois, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2013||Arizona, Illinois, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Wyoming, South Dakota, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2014||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Maine, New England, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2015||Arizona, Illinois, Ontario, Illinois, Wyoming, California, British Columbia, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2016||Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Ontario, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2017||Arizona, Illinois, California, Ontario, Illinois, North Caroliina, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
I enjoy photography. In the past few years I have
attended quite a few photography workshops. I highly recommend the
workshops offered by the
Rocky Mountain School of Photography,
National Parks at Night,
Don Mammoser Photography.
If you want to have some fun while learning a lot about
photography, I highly recommend any of their workshops. The instructors are very
knowledgable and make learning a lot of fun.
The photo on the right was taken during a night photography
workshop at Devil's Tower.
To see other photos I have taken, check out my photo galleries.
|Title||Link to Buy|
|Ten Years on the Road||Buy|
|Subject||Length||Date Range||Link to Buy|
|The Night Sky||12 month||Jan 2019 - Dec 2019||Buy|
|Wabaskang Lake||12 month||Jan 2019 - Dec 2019||Buy|
|Wabaskang Lake||18 month||Jul 2019 - Dec 2020||Buy|
|Last updated 10/04/18||
Visitors since 11/08/06