Posts Tagged: National Parks

Red Road Diaries: The Book

The Summer has flown by up here in New Hampshire, but between my hiking, writing and general all around relaxing, I have managed to to publish the second (and final!) volume of The Red Road Diaries on Amazon.com. Volume One,

Red Road Diaries: The Book

The Summer has flown by up here in New Hampshire, but between my hiking, writing and general all around relaxing, I have managed to to publish the second (and final!) volume of The Red Road Diaries on Amazon.com. Volume One,

You Can Never See Too Many Rocks: Yosemite National Park

Hubby is fond of saying, when his ADD kicks in, that  “if you’ve seen one rock, you’ve seen them all.”  Granted I have dragged him to Yellowstone, Arches, and Canyon Lands Parks, as well as the Canadian Rockies…all resplendent with

You Can Never See Too Many Rocks: Yosemite National Park

Hubby is fond of saying, when his ADD kicks in, that  “if you’ve seen one rock, you’ve seen them all.”  Granted I have dragged him to Yellowstone, Arches, and Canyon Lands Parks, as well as the Canadian Rockies…all resplendent with

California: First Look at the Redwoods

Our fun Labor Day weekend over, it was time to hit the road again. We left sadly left Port Orford and continued south down highway 101, enjoying the beauty of the last 60 miles of the Oregon coast, particularly  the Cape

California: First Look at the Redwoods

Our fun Labor Day weekend over, it was time to hit the road again. We left sadly left Port Orford and continued south down highway 101, enjoying the beauty of the last 60 miles of the Oregon coast, particularly  the Cape

Final stop in Washington: Lakes, Logger Jamboree’s and Mt. Rainier

We are finishing up a week on Mayfield Lake in Washington, staying at Harmony Lakeside RV resort in Mossy Rock (love that name.)  It has been a fine place to relax and enjoy the nice weather we have finally settled

Final stop in Washington: Lakes, Logger Jamboree’s and Mt. Rainier

We are finishing up a week on Mayfield Lake in Washington, staying at Harmony Lakeside RV resort in Mossy Rock (love that name.)  It has been a fine place to relax and enjoy the nice weather we have finally settled

Put Them in Tree Museums…

Traveling across British Columbia, and now through Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, I’ve been thinking a lot about that old (1970?) Joni Mitchell song, Big Yellow Taxi. (You younger people can google it) The lines that keep popping into my mind: They took all

Put Them in Tree Museums…

Traveling across British Columbia, and now through Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, I’ve been thinking a lot about that old (1970?) Joni Mitchell song, Big Yellow Taxi. (You younger people can google it) The lines that keep popping into my mind: They took all

Stranded in Banff: Rain, Floods and Mudslides

We left the Crowsnest area of British Columbia and headed north along the west side of the Rockies, through Kootanay National Park and into Banff National Park. It was just more beautiful mountain scenery, although as we set up camp

Stranded in Banff: Rain, Floods and Mudslides

We left the Crowsnest area of British Columbia and headed north along the west side of the Rockies, through Kootanay National Park and into Banff National Park. It was just more beautiful mountain scenery, although as we set up camp

Young Mountains, Old Rocks

The Teton National Park brochure says there are rocks in the Teton range that are over 2.5 million years old, but the mountains themselves are among the youngest in the world. Something to do with fault lines, massive earthquakes and

Young Mountains, Old Rocks

The Teton National Park brochure says there are rocks in the Teton range that are over 2.5 million years old, but the mountains themselves are among the youngest in the world. Something to do with fault lines, massive earthquakes and

Utah: Canyons, Arches and Dinosaurs

Utah has it all. Deserts, mountains, forests, canyons, rivers, world class skiing, the Sundance film festival, the Morman Tabernacle,  widely varying and often incomprehensible liquor laws (see the Morman’s about that).  Last time through we visited Zion and Bryce National Parks,

Utah: Canyons, Arches and Dinosaurs

Utah has it all. Deserts, mountains, forests, canyons, rivers, world class skiing, the Sundance film festival, the Morman Tabernacle,  widely varying and often incomprehensible liquor laws (see the Morman’s about that).  Last time through we visited Zion and Bryce National Parks,

Across the Four Corners to Mesa Verde National Park

Four Corners is the one spot in the United States where four states converge.  Here, in seconds, you can step into Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona (or lay spread eagle on the ground and be in all four simultaneously,

Across the Four Corners to Mesa Verde National Park

Four Corners is the one spot in the United States where four states converge.  Here, in seconds, you can step into Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona (or lay spread eagle on the ground and be in all four simultaneously,

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What is the Petrified Forest scared of?

The Petrified Forest National Park also encompasses parts of the painted desert.  While the Painted Desert awes you with sweeping vistas of  vibrantly colored landscapes the petrified forest  offers remnants of  a time long past.   The petrified forest is

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What is the Petrified Forest scared of?

The Petrified Forest National Park also encompasses parts of the painted desert.  While the Painted Desert awes you with sweeping vistas of  vibrantly colored landscapes the petrified forest  offers remnants of  a time long past.   The petrified forest is

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Prowling the Painted Desert

It was time to move the RV west, to start seeing all those natural wonders and National Parks we had heard so much about. Santa Fe had fed our stomachs well and and we had enjoyed the beauty of the

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Prowling the Painted Desert

It was time to move the RV west, to start seeing all those natural wonders and National Parks we had heard so much about. Santa Fe had fed our stomachs well and and we had enjoyed the beauty of the

Spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico

I tend to be slightly claustrophobic.  I need to have a few feet of open space in front of my face, so small, tight spaces will usually produce minor panic attacks in me. I had no idea I was like

Spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico

I tend to be slightly claustrophobic.  I need to have a few feet of open space in front of my face, so small, tight spaces will usually produce minor panic attacks in me. I had no idea I was like

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

Smoky Mountains

On Top of Old Smoky

We have been there twice. Once on our way back from the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival and another time when we were heading through North Carolina for the Cherokee Pow Wow on our way to Montreal and Quebec. We will probably

Smoky Mountains

On Top of Old Smoky

We have been there twice. Once on our way back from the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival and another time when we were heading through North Carolina for the Cherokee Pow Wow on our way to Montreal and Quebec. We will probably

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Enjoy Them

Our National Parks are a treasure, one we try to  enjoy at every opportunity. From the Everglades to Yosemite and everywhere in between you are guaranteed beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and park personnel who are well informed and helpful.

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Enjoy Them

Our National Parks are a treasure, one we try to  enjoy at every opportunity. From the Everglades to Yosemite and everywhere in between you are guaranteed beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and park personnel who are well informed and helpful.

Lobsters, Low fronts and Bar Harbor, Maine

You can’t choose your relatives or the weather. Uncle Joe may be an overwhelming bore, but to keep peace in the family you’ll have to put up with him. It’s the same with weather, especially when you are on the

Lobsters, Low fronts and Bar Harbor, Maine

You can’t choose your relatives or the weather. Uncle Joe may be an overwhelming bore, but to keep peace in the family you’ll have to put up with him. It’s the same with weather, especially when you are on the

Getting the Blues on Highway 61

Delta Blues that is.  Think Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Wllie Dixon; juke joints and cotton gins.  US highway 61 meanders south along the Mississippi from Memphis, Tennessee toward Natchez, Mississippi. We had been to Memphis before, but the last time

Getting the Blues on Highway 61

Delta Blues that is.  Think Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Wllie Dixon; juke joints and cotton gins.  US highway 61 meanders south along the Mississippi from Memphis, Tennessee toward Natchez, Mississippi. We had been to Memphis before, but the last time

Cherokee, NC: Gambling, Pow Wows and Pick ups

We’ve had pot luck dinners and country music in Flagstaff, Arizona. We’ve  enjoyed Canadian bag pipers and a parade lead by a goat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But our most memorable 4th of July was in Cherokee, North

Cherokee, NC: Gambling, Pow Wows and Pick ups

We’ve had pot luck dinners and country music in Flagstaff, Arizona. We’ve  enjoyed Canadian bag pipers and a parade lead by a goat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But our most memorable 4th of July was in Cherokee, North

Dropping out in the Everglades

Traveling in an RV is not camping. It’s more like living in a portable studio apartment. We have all the comforts of home: microwave, satellite TV, full bath, computers, internet and access to a full range of media. Except when

Dropping out in the Everglades

Traveling in an RV is not camping. It’s more like living in a portable studio apartment. We have all the comforts of home: microwave, satellite TV, full bath, computers, internet and access to a full range of media. Except when