Category Archives: National Parks Service (NPS) Sites

An Autumn Return to Michigan

Over Labor Day Weekend, days after our return to the Pacific Northwest, we received word from Michigan that my Stepmother passed away. We debated flying from Seattle for the service, but quickly ruled that out after a myriad of scheduling … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site, Great Plains, Idaho, Michigan, Midwest, Montana, National Parks Service (NPS) Sites, North Dakota, Pacific Northwest, Pompey's Pillar National Monument, Rocky Mountains, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Traveling Towards Syzygy

The last time I saw an eclipse was February 1979. I would have been eight years old and my memory of it is hazy. I remember standing outside my elementary school watching the moon eat away the sun through makeshift … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Colorado, Colorado National Monument, Idaho, Minidoka National Historic Site, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Utah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer in the Rockies

Well we’ve almost wrapped up our second busy summer on the road and once again I’ve managed to get behind in my blogging. While this was predictable, it is still disappointing! So, in an effort to catch-up… We spent most … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado, Florissant Fossil Beds, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountains | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


As our explorations of Yellowstone neared their end, we started to think about our next destination. When we left Colorado, we had no solid plans after Yellowstone. We considered Glacier National Park, but once our waterpump began to fail, we … Continue reading

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

On Wednesday 7 June, following 12-days of moochdocking in Colorado, we hit the road for the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. With a vague notion of destinations, no reservations anywhere, and no solid schedule other than returning to CO … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Grand Teton National Park, Montana, Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments