About Me
I'm an aerospace engineer currently living in the Southeast USA, with a love of travelling and a goal of visiting and photographing all 59 national parks in the United States. I also love the fashion, cars, art/music and consumer products of the 1930's and 40's. When I'm not travelling, I spend my time collecting and restoring various items from that time period.

Follow me on Twitter @maninthegreyhat.
You may contact me at alex@travelsoutwest.com

About This Website
I have taken all pictures posted on this website, though most were enhanced to some degree using Adobe Lightroom. The pages are generated by a special program I wrote that allows me to drag & drop pictures onto a template. This program stores all of the data for each page and generates the HTML code and title graphics. I plan on making this program and source code available soon. The design on the website is influenced by the art deco look of the 30's and 40's and the page title graphics were loosely inspired by the National Park booklets from 1939.

The open source Lightbox script is used on this site. This script is available here.

This site also uses the Google Maps API

The fonts used on this site:

  • Brandon Text (text)
  • Luxus Brut (state names)
  • Contax Sans 65 (page titles)
  • Trend Sans One (titles, state links)

Above: Me at City of Rocks
Right: North Alabama Railroad Museum