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…

Second Day on California Highway 1

Our Yurt at Treebones was so close to the ocean that we could hear the sea lions barking all night long.  At home in our Yurt in NC we often hear the coyotes barking so we felt right at home listening to the sounds of nature.  Before heading on up the Highway we stopped by…

First day on California Highway 1

On September 1st William and I flew into Fresno California, rented a car, and drove out to Morro Rock Beach just north of LA to start our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.  We had several appointments along the way that we had to meet so although a bit rushed this drive would still prove…

Driving through Europe

What’s it like driving about 8,000 KM (or 5,000 miles) through 12 countries across Europe during a six weeks period?  Typically I write all the posts about our adventures but William has decided to pen this post since he was the one who drove all those miles. Three years ago when we traveled Europe we…

Schloss Hagenwil

Believe it or not, these posts are as much for me and William as they are for those that follow our travels, especially on this 6 weeks trip across Europe.  The posts make it possible for us to look back and remember everything. One day while in Switzerland we drove about 5 minutes away from…