Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

At last writing I was finally enjoying my first sunny morning since arriving at Lake Louise. The bright blue sky and sunshine prompted me to get out with my camera to capture what I couldn’t even see until then. The majesty of the mountains and … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

At last writing I was finally enjoying my first sunny morning since arriving at Lake Louise. The bright blue sky and sunshine prompted me to get out with my camera to capture what I couldn’t even see until then. The majesty of the mountains and … [Read more...]

Banff National Park (part 2)

Banff National Park has been on my “must see” list for as long as I can remember. It was at the top of the list when planning my long journey through western Canada, with Lake Louise the first sub-heading under it. As of the end of my … [Read more...]

Banff National Park (part 2)

Banff National Park has been on my “must see” list for as long as I can remember. It was at the top of the list when planning my long journey through western Canada, with Lake Louise the first sub-heading under it. As of the end of my … [Read more...]

There Are Mountains in Georgia!!!

Wow! I can't believe it's been a month since I rolled out of Florida and into Georgia. I've been saving up my Georgia experiences thinking it would be easy to condense them into one blog post, but I found myself enjoying the state so much I stayed … [Read more...]

Crossing into New York

It was only a matter of time before my journey took me over the border. I came very close to making a day trip into Canada while visiting Glacier National Park, and probably would have if not for a rock slide closing Going-to-the-Sun Road, and … [Read more...]

The Journey Continues… One Year Later

I have to admit it boggles my mind… that I’ve been out here, on my own, traveling across this great nation… for a year! And what’s maybe even more interesting is that I haven’t grown tired of it yet. By the end of the year I will slow my pace … [Read more...]

Pure Michigan- The Upper Peninsula (part two)

Before I get into my remaining tales from the Upper Peninsula, I have to apologize for the size of these two posts. If they load slowly for you it's because of the sheer volume of images. I whittled them down as best I could, leaving out many I would … [Read more...]

Pure Michigan- The Upper Peninsula (part one)

I can't remember when I first set my sights on finding my way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Years ago I heard how remote it is... how pristine and beautiful... green and lush... surrounded by water. I'm sure my roots in Washington play a part … [Read more...]

To Michigan via The Windy City

After saying goodbye to my dear friends at the “Berg Farm” (as they affectionately and appropriately call their home) I headed south through Illinois to Indiana Dunes State Park at the south end of Lake Michigan. It was mostly city driving, and … [Read more...]

Downtime in Wisconsin

My four hundred mile drive from Bayfield to Brookfield went by in a blur of beautiful countryside, lakes, rivers, barns and small towns. I remember little else except how anxious I was to see my girl. I know it was not easy for Elissa to watch as I … [Read more...]

Catching Up With Family from Nebraska to Wisconsin

At the time of this writing I'm sitting along a lovely shoreline on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, looking out the windows of my motorhome at perfection... blue skies filled with dramatic clouds... and wanting so badly to go out and play. The last … [Read more...]

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis

After almost two weeks in or near Yellowstone and Teton National Parks the time had finally come for me to move on down the highway towards Sturgis (yes... I was about to brave the biker rally), but I have to admit I had a very hard time leaving this … [Read more...]

Full Circle Through Eden

I'm going for a record breaking 3 posts in 3 days in an attempt to get caught up here! Although I'm feeling frustrated that the storms I've encountered in Wisconsin have detained me from getting out on the kayak adventure I had planned for this … [Read more...]

The Tetons… Way Beyond Grand

At the end of my last post I was just arriving at the base of the Tetons by way of the Snake River and Jackson. I came through this very same place last fall, during the baby steps of my journey. Back then I was still learning the ins and outs and … [Read more...]

The Road to Yellowstone

Wow! Once again, I'm behind on my blogging. In a recent interview I commented that I might have to route myself through an ugly part of the country in order to get caught up. I still haven't figured out where that might be, but I do know that the … [Read more...]

One Day in Glacier National Park

Knowing I had a full day ahead of me in the park, I took the girls for a pre-dawn walk, and made sure they were comfy in the motorhome before leaving Columbia Falls and heading up the highway to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. I'd spent a … [Read more...]

The Utah I Never Knew

Until a few months ago I never knew any of Utah beyond the Salt Lake City airport. Last fall, during the "baby steps" of my journey, I squeaked through the very northeast corner of the state. After leaving Colorado on my way to the northwest I camped … [Read more...]

I Could Call This Place Home

Anyone who's been following my blog for awhile knows of my infatuation with Colorado. In my earlier years it was skiing the dry Colorado snow that drew me here in the winter. Later it was to reconnect with friends I'd met while traveling who happen … [Read more...]

Captivated by Colorado

At this very moment I'm enjoying a lovely sunrise in Utah. I'm also making a promise to myself to get caught up with my writing so that I'm not having to dig so far back in my memories in order to share them. I wish I could put to pen, the … [Read more...]

To Durango and Beyond

After hovering in Westcliffe, visiting old friends and making new ones, and enjoying some heartwarming animal encounters, it was time to shove off and continue on my journey. I couldn't leave town before visiting the Paca Peace Farm though. I went to … [Read more...]

Road Trip!

I know. You're all thinking LIFE is a road trip for me, right? It's true, but as I've mentioned many times, I can't stop at some of the most beautiful places along the way while driving "The Beast", and there are some places ya just can't get to in a … [Read more...]

Colorado… Too Much of a Good Thing???

I can't believe how far behind I am on blogging! Not that it's been all that long since I last wrote, but I have an over-abundance of stories and images to share and my days have been far too full of fun and friends and beauty and adventure and dogs … [Read more...]

Elissa Joins the Journey

I have been full time on the road for more than nine months now, and still the hardest part of the journey is being away from my daughter. For those of you who are newcomers to this blog, the idea for this journey began as my daughter, Elissa, … [Read more...]