Category Archives: Scenic Drives

Shenandoah National Park – Skyline Drive

September 20-25, 2019 We FINALLY got to do our slow(ish) wander down Skyline Drive. We had attempted this when we first rolled out in the fall of 2013. We had long played with the idea of starting our journey at … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

July 29 – August 3, 2019 WAY up north is a National Park well worth the drive. We’d heard about it and actually hoped to get there last summer with Chloe but it is so far away from anything else … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde National Park – Wetherill Plateau

July 15-16, 2019 Because we toured Mesa Verde back in 2014 much of this summer’s trip with our granddaughter Chloe was a repeat for us. Last time we were here Wetherill Mesa had been closed for the winter so we … Continue reading

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Flaming Gorge National Rec Area

May 18 – June 26 2019 This is our first, but hopefully not last, Interpretive Host job. We found an opening online, called, talked, made a deal, and headed for the Flaming Gorge NRA, all within a few days. We … Continue reading

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Lee’s Ferry & Marble Canyon

April 17-21, 2019 We headed east out of Grand Canyon National Park, skirted the beautiful canyons on the Little Colorado River and swung north and up toward Page. Before the climb up to that plateau we angled west on 89A … Continue reading

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo and the Desert Rain Cafe

March 9 – 17, 2019 We spent a week dry camping at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it. We hadn’t either until we pulled up the National Park properties in Arizona and there … Continue reading

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Fort Davis NHS & Davis Mountains State Park

February 22, 2019 Davis Mountains State Park We shifted up to the Davis Mountains so we could tour that area. The State Park was very nice with full hook ups, partial hook ups and no hook ups. We scored a … Continue reading

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Big Bend West Side, Cottonwood Campground, Study Butte/Terlinqua and Beyond

February 18, 2019 Cottonwood Campground – No Generators Allowed. You don’t know how nice that is until you spend a week with this roaring noise for twelve hours each day. Luckily we were out hiking most of the time but … Continue reading

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Whoopers!

January 28-31, 2019 Whoopers… aka Whooping Cranes. These are the largest birds in North America. They are on the Federal Endangered list. At one point only 15 birds were located at their southern migration point at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. … Continue reading

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Avery Island, Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens

November 28, 2018 Who here hasn’t heard of Tabasco Sauce? I expect the answer is very, very few. Well, EVERY bottle of Tabasco Sauce that you have ever seen in person or movies was bottled on Avery Island in New … Continue reading

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