First Day in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a very large national park; to be exact it is 2,221,766 acres.  At 3,472 square miles, that makes it larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Yellowstone was our first National Park, established in 1872. Here is the famous Arch that stands at the park’s North Entrance.  Theodore Roosevelt actually laid the cornerstone of this arch….

Grand Teton – Day Two

Our destination this morning was Jenny Lake.  Because we were up very early, we caught the first sun on the mountain. We arrived in the Jenny Lake parking lot at 7:00 AM and hardly anyone was there which was exactly what we were hoping for.  I loved this picture of Jenny Lake with the Teton…

Grand Teton National Park

It was a long 7 1/2 drive from RMNP to Grand Teton National Park but a beautiful day with amazing scenery.   We stayed overnight in Lander, WO so that we would only have a couple of hours drive the next morning before arriving in the Park.   Lander is next door to  the Wind…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Did you know that you must purchase a ticket with a time to enter Rocky Mountain National Park now due to Covid 19 mandates?  Luckily we discovered this about a month before our trip to the park.   But just a few days before we flew out to Colorado our plans shifted a little and…

Attractions we Visited near Colorado Springs

This morning William and I left our hotel in Canon City for Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.  The Bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet above the Arkansas River and is one of the highest bridges in the world. We both were very excited to walk across the bridge and peer down at the river below. There are…

Garden of the Gods

William and I sat out today for a grand adventure.  We flew into Denver, CO and hit the road at about 3:00 this afternoon.  Our goal was to visit Royal Gorge Bridge before heading north to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Just a little more than an hours drive from the Denver Airport…

Minnesota’s North Shore – Lake Superior

William and I flew into Minneapolis, picked up our rental car and headed North East toward Lake Superior.  On the way, we passed a sign that boasted of Minnesota’s best onion rings and so we thought a stop at Norman’s Quack’s to verify if the sign was correct was quite necessary.  We could not believe…

Visting Pacific Yurts

Our drive from Crescent City California continued along the coast line with amazing views of the ocean. But we could not linger long as we had an afternoon appointment.  We left the ocean side and Highway 101 at Winchester Bay and drove inland to Cottage Grove, home of Pacific Yurts.  We followed the Umpqua River…

Fourth Day on California Highway 1

Today after leaving Fort Bragg we would veer inland away from the coast on Highway 101 to see the Giant Redwoods.  Our drive to see the Redwoods this morning was absolutely beautiful.  I just love the forests and streams. But before actually entering the Humboldt Redwoods State Park we had to stop at the Chandelier…

Third Day on California Highway 1

Already an adventure, our third day driving Highway 1 would prove to be our best day so far.  We had done our research on the best place to view The Golden Gate Bridge and were eager to get a start this morning.  We had selected two viewing points.  First we would stop at the Round…