Tag Archives: road trip

Crowded and cold

Whenever we travel we need to make choices matching best places to visit with the best time of year to be there.  We prefer to visit places when the weather is warm, and there’s little chance of rain. Planning our 9-month … Continue reading

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Black Hills vs the Badlands

We guess if you aren’t from the area, you don’t have a clue what the differences are between the Black Hills and the Badlands.  (Many people think they are one and the same – as well as thinking this is … Continue reading

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Travelling when the road opens up

Back on the open road, we felt a sense of adventure. We’d never travelled through this part of California before.  Who knew when a great discovery might be at hand? Ah, it’s just a minor setback. We tried to be positive, … Continue reading

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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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Snapping what passes by

At one point we were 25 miles from the US-Mexico border in the Sonoran Desert of California. We enjoyed unseasonably hot February weather. Visiting the glorious protected park lands had been a wonderful way to spend the last few months, … Continue reading

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A calm moment

  Winter has come. We drove 15 miles per hour over the mountain pass in our little car and felt the quiet a snowfall brings.         We were in another world in this calm winter wonderland. No … Continue reading

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A chain of events

We packed our bags, ready to leave the rainy cool weather in Portland, Oregon. We planned to head south for warmer temperatures and sunny days. Our son casually mentioned that we needed tire chains if we drove the main highway … Continue reading

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