Tag Archives: travel across the US

What is in between the Pacific and the Atlantic?

We usually hug the coasts, but it was time to expand our horizons to see what was in between.   ..and that is the condensed version of a 5-month road trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic.   December 2018

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By the shores of Gitche Gumee

We finally know where Gitche Gumee is, and it took us a long time to stand on its shores. We had to memorize lines from (important? American?) poetry in grade school.  One of the few that we (vaguely) remember is “TheSong … Continue reading

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Safari (in South Dakota)

Several years ago we headed to Tanzania to see animals and birds. We were actually surprised how exciting it was to see animals we’d never even heard of, much less recognized. We saw Syke’s monkeys and reedbucks, and many more. We … Continue reading

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Best hike in the Snowy Range

Our friends, DeAnne and John, had left – but we stayed a few more days to hike in Centennial, Wyoming. We asked around for recommendations of a scenic hike and were told to try the North Gap trail. Since we’d … Continue reading

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A trip to see dinosaurs

Did you know that there is a U.S. national monument devoted to dinosaurs? Dinosaur National Monument spans across northeast Utah and northwest Colorado where the Yampa River joins the Green River. In a major excavation in 1909, paleontologists discovered a dinosaur … Continue reading

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Celebrating another national park

When choosing a travel destination – we’ve never been disappointed by visiting a national park.  The scenery is spectacular, and we always take advantage of the good interpretive programs to understand its many wonders. Our first visit to a national … Continue reading

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Outdoors in the desert rain

We did not expect rain on our 4-day camping trip in a desert national park.  The rain began our first night as we washed up after dinner. The forecast for the next day called for rain later in the afternoon.  … Continue reading

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