From April 2016 to April 2017, Dan and Diann Bayes packed their stuff and started traveling the roads in their fifth wheel with their two dogs, Diann’s Nikon cameras, and enough rice and beans to get them through as they shared their adventures, or misadventures, with you.
Dan came from Ohio but got to Texas as soon as he could. He retired a few years ago but his background has been in service – service for his country as a Vietnam Veteran, service for citizens as a law enforcement officer, and as the driver to his wife as she snaps photos of their trips.
A 5th generation Texan with a great love for the Lone Star State, Diann has worked in the travel and tourism industry for more than 20 years and wanted to take time off to get that true visitor experience for herself. A few years ago, she took up photography as a hobby and has captured thousands of photos of what she views as “real Texas.”
Diann has a love for rural communities, stemming back to her youth when she lived in several communities of less than 10,000 residents. Diann is a self-taught photographer and prefers to be behind the camera, capturing the beauty of this incredible planet we call Earth.
After their year ended, Diann went back to work in the travel and tourism industry and Dan enjoys his retirement at the house they purchased in San Angelo, Texas. They still travel but their trips are mini-vacations or long weekends.
Diann now shares the knowledge she gained from the road with any community leaders who will listen.
Who knows where they’ll be traveling next. It could be in your neck of the woods.