Category Archives: National Parks

Crater Lake National Park

If ever there was a crown jewel for the state of Oregon, it would have to be Crater Lake. Crystal clear deep blue water, towering cliffs, a mysterious island in the shape of a wizards cap, rock formations that mimic … Continue reading

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Wawona Hotel and Mariposa Grove

Good Friday, April 3rd ~ Last day inside Yosemite National Park Our final night inside Yosemite National Park was spent at the Wawona Hotel. Located outside of the Village, but still within the park boundaries, this historical lodging has a … Continue reading

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Yosemite NP continues ~ Mirror Lake and Glacier Point

Thursday April 2nd ~ Mirror Lake and Glacier Point “None can escape its charms. Its natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire, and you will be willing to stay forever in one place like a tree.” ~ John Muir … Continue reading

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Yosemite Falls and Ahwahnee Hotel

April Fools Day (April 1st) ~ Yosemite National Park I woke up this morning feeling surprisingly rested, invigorated, and ready to get out and do some exploring. After my initial apprehension of staying in a tent cabin with no bathroom, … Continue reading

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Staying in a tent cabin at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park

March 31 ~ Yosemite National Park There are few places on this planet that have been more written about, photographed, admired, loved, and longed for than Yosemite National Park. Covering over 1200 square miles, you could easily spend weeks here and … Continue reading

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Do you know who Gutzon Borglum is?

Tuesday, October 7th ~ Spent my birthday at Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Wind Cave Side note: Back in 1991, Tim and I took two months and drove around the USA before we started our business. From California, we took … Continue reading

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Badlands National Park plus Wall Drug and a Minuteman Silo

Monday, October 6th ~ Badlands National Park (part 2 of a long day) In case you did not see what we did in the first part of the day, you can click here to find out. National Parks are magical … Continue reading

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Maine ~ Acadia National Park, Fort Knox and more

Sunday September 21st ~ Maine Day 2 of Acadia National Park, plus our drive to Augusta. In case you missed the 1st half of the park, you can click here to see that post. The weather God’s were shining on … Continue reading

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Authentic Maine ~ Popovers, Clams, and Lobster

Saturday September 20th – Acadia National Park We managed to catch up with our friends Lise and Charlie. You may recall that we met them while sailing on the Danube River Cruise earlier this year, followed by a day spent … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon National Park and Mossy Cave, Utah

After a wonderful day hiking in Zion National Park, we set out the next morning to explore once again. Bryce Canyon National Park Having been described as a forest made of stone, Bryce is a landscape that has to be seen to … Continue reading

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