Category Archives: US – miscellaneous

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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Enjoy your inheritance

An inheritance can be a wonderful thing – as well as a burden. We’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy it and accept (what seems to us) the minor burdens that come with such a great gift. Our inheritance is a … Continue reading

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Accelerating to the east

We looked forward to another road trip — and this time, in a little rental (bright red!) Fiat 500. The plan? Enjoy the view as we sped down the highway to make lots of stops to visit friends and family. … Continue reading

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Some places are worth a return visit

We’ve traveled (a lot!), but we still have a long list of places we’d like to go. So, why would we bother going back to places we’ve already been? A place really has to be special to merit a return, … Continue reading

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Something’s happening in this town

We stood on the edge of the woods. It was very quiet. Maybe too still? Nervously, we looked around. “Get hold of yourself,” we told each other as we headed for the Pineapple Hill Inn, where we’d be spending the … Continue reading

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