Posts Tagged: Photography

Cruising the Inner Passage

This was the last leg of our drive across northern British Columbia and the most scenic. We paralleled the Skeena River for the entire drive and were surrounded by more beautiful, snow capped mountains.  It has been five weeks since we

Cruising the Inner Passage

This was the last leg of our drive across northern British Columbia and the most scenic. We paralleled the Skeena River for the entire drive and were surrounded by more beautiful, snow capped mountains.  It has been five weeks since we

Canoeing Across British Columbia

Well, we didn’t really canoe across the Province. We drove with our canoe on top of the car behind the RV, but it was in water much of the time as we explored the many lakes of northern British Columbia

Canoeing Across British Columbia

Well, we didn’t really canoe across the Province. We drove with our canoe on top of the car behind the RV, but it was in water much of the time as we explored the many lakes of northern British Columbia

Are We Sick of the Canadian Rockies Yet?

It has been three weeks since we crossed the border into Canada from Montana. We have spent that time soaking up the scenery, sightseeing and fishing on all sides of the Canadian Rockies, in both Alberta and British Columbia. From

Are We Sick of the Canadian Rockies Yet?

It has been three weeks since we crossed the border into Canada from Montana. We have spent that time soaking up the scenery, sightseeing and fishing on all sides of the Canadian Rockies, in both Alberta and British Columbia. From

Less Rain, More Sun, No Fishing

Lake louise, high in the Canadian Rockies is lovely. It hasn’t totally stopped raining, but after our rainy adventure in Banff we will take any sun we can get. After the mudslide was cleared we were able to move the

Less Rain, More Sun, No Fishing

Lake louise, high in the Canadian Rockies is lovely. It hasn’t totally stopped raining, but after our rainy adventure in Banff we will take any sun we can get. After the mudslide was cleared we were able to move the

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

Crossing Crowsnest Pass

We crossed the Montana border and entered Alberta, Canada. Finally, we were in new territory, never having been in this Province before. (You can go to the Diary’s “Roads We Have Traveled” page to find links to our previous Canadian

Crossing Crowsnest Pass

We crossed the Montana border and entered Alberta, Canada. Finally, we were in new territory, never having been in this Province before. (You can go to the Diary’s “Roads We Have Traveled” page to find links to our previous Canadian

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

The buffalo jump was an ingenious, communal way for members of the Blackfoot Nation to build up stores of food, hides, tools and weapons needed to get through the harsh winters of the western plains. The bison would be herded

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

The buffalo jump was an ingenious, communal way for members of the Blackfoot Nation to build up stores of food, hides, tools and weapons needed to get through the harsh winters of the western plains. The bison would be herded

Yellowstone, Where the Buffalo Roam

Yellowstone is a huge Park. We had reservations on Hebgen Lake, about 10 miles north of the west entrance to the Park. We have stayed there before, at Madison Arm Resort. It has great trout fishing and the camp is

Yellowstone, Where the Buffalo Roam

Yellowstone is a huge Park. We had reservations on Hebgen Lake, about 10 miles north of the west entrance to the Park. We have stayed there before, at Madison Arm Resort. It has great trout fishing and the camp is

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

Life on Your Own Terms

Have you had any days where the idea of a life of solitude, maybe in a small cabin in the woods, sounds appealing? You know, when you are fed up with the daily grind, the fools you have to suffer,

Life on Your Own Terms

Have you had any days where the idea of a life of solitude, maybe in a small cabin in the woods, sounds appealing? You know, when you are fed up with the daily grind, the fools you have to suffer,

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,

Where’s John Wayne When You Need Him?

Hubby is an avid John Wayne fan. I can’t count how many times I have seen him watch The Longest Day. I have even caught him reciting the lines along with the Duke. So when I mentioned a drive to Monument

Where’s John Wayne When You Need Him?

Hubby is an avid John Wayne fan. I can’t count how many times I have seen him watch The Longest Day. I have even caught him reciting the lines along with the Duke. So when I mentioned a drive to Monument

Off the grid, Onto the Reservation, into the Canyon De Chelly

If you hang a right at Gallup, New Mexico and head northwest into Arizona, you enter the Navajo Tribal lands. At  17 million acres, it covers the entire northeast corner of Arizona and spills into New Mexico and Utah. When

Off the grid, Onto the Reservation, into the Canyon De Chelly

If you hang a right at Gallup, New Mexico and head northwest into Arizona, you enter the Navajo Tribal lands. At  17 million acres, it covers the entire northeast corner of Arizona and spills into New Mexico and Utah. When

Man Overboard in Oklahoma

Hubby christened our trip west by falling into Lake Eufaula, in Checotah, Oklahoma… nothing was hurt but his pride and his cellphone. We’ve been on the road for near a week. We left Florida last Monday, spent three days at

Man Overboard in Oklahoma

Hubby christened our trip west by falling into Lake Eufaula, in Checotah, Oklahoma… nothing was hurt but his pride and his cellphone. We’ve been on the road for near a week. We left Florida last Monday, spent three days at

Getting Ready to Roll the Red Roads

May is here and it is time to hit those Red Roads again. The wild west calls. Our winter respite has been a mixed bag. Florida had a wonderful winter, weather-wise. The best we’ve had for a while. We’ve enjoyed

Getting Ready to Roll the Red Roads

May is here and it is time to hit those Red Roads again. The wild west calls. Our winter respite has been a mixed bag. Florida had a wonderful winter, weather-wise. The best we’ve had for a while. We’ve enjoyed

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Mixed feelings in Sedona

We closed down our Flagstaff stay with a drive to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. We were originally going to stay in Sedona and spend a few days exploring this spot that has always been high on my “must see” list.

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Mixed feelings in Sedona

We closed down our Flagstaff stay with a drive to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. We were originally going to stay in Sedona and spend a few days exploring this spot that has always been high on my “must see” list.

Mixing Lava Flows and Indian Ruins

It is the 4th of July and the RV park is having a pot luck and entertainment later in the day. Having already toured the town of Flagstaff and seen the Lowell Observatory, we decided to spend the holiday exploring

Mixing Lava Flows and Indian Ruins

It is the 4th of July and the RV park is having a pot luck and entertainment later in the day. Having already toured the town of Flagstaff and seen the Lowell Observatory, we decided to spend the holiday exploring

Observing the Heavens in Flagstaff

We arrived at J&H RV in Flagstaff, worn out from a long day of touring the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest and driving west.  We settled into our site  in this well kept RV park. Many of the other campers

Observing the Heavens in Flagstaff

We arrived at J&H RV in Flagstaff, worn out from a long day of touring the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest and driving west.  We settled into our site  in this well kept RV park. Many of the other campers

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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