Category Archives: US – miscellaneous

Try a foreign destination: take a U.S. Road Trip

Our “places-we’d-most-like-to-visit” list starts and ends with foreign destinations, but somehow a few National Parks in the U.S. managed to sneak in there. Our version of a road trip was just a little different. The plan did not call for … Continue reading

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Facing your fear in grizzly country

We saw a group of people gathered in Grand Teton National Park. That usually means one thing: a sighting of a large animal. As we approached, we saw the bear casually snacking in the clearing ahead. A few weeks later, … Continue reading

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First, things fall apart

We had a great plan to camp in Glacier National Park. So what happened? We looked at the weather report a week or so before our arrival date, and it didn’t look good: lots of rain and cold weather.   Don’t … Continue reading

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Livingston, Montana

Why not stop for a week in a quaint small town? Find a sweet little place to stay in a faraway place, and just enjoy what the town has to offer. And so we did. We found Livingston, Montana. Months … Continue reading

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The unknown world

We have hiked in many countries over numerous years, through deserts and up mountains, and rarely have we stopped to look at plants around us. Since our trip to Borrego Springs, California in March to see the “super bloom,” a … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Grand Tetons

When we planned our visit to Grand Teton National Park for mid-May, we were thinking like people who grew up in Ohio. Mid-May in Ohio can be very warm – time for shorts and t-shirts. We always considered the official … Continue reading

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Creatures of habit

We are creatures of habit – even as we travel. That’s a good thing. As we carefully cultivated good habits and built them into our routine, we decided: why not keep it going? For many years we have taken walks … Continue reading

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