When I first started looking at Knoxville so we could visit the Smoky Mountains, I had designs on getting a lot closer to the park for our stay. Unfortunately, since we were traveling in high season, I couldn’t find a place that had availability for a month and some of the rates were 60+ a… Continue reading Campground Notes: Escapees Raccoon Valley, Heiskell
2022 is a bit of a special year when it comes to home improvement, mainly because of all of the amazing advancements that have been discovered in 2021. The home of 2022 must most certainly be eco-efficient if you want it to stay current, and that is good news for everyone. Not only does the… Continue reading How to refresh your home in 2022
It was going to be a sunny, but chilly day. A perfect day for a car ride. I looked at the map trying to decide where to go – a place where I’ve never been before.I drove along the coast and in Southport, stopped to walk around & have lunch. As I was driving into… Continue reading Winter 2021: We’ve never been to Wilmington… right?
I lived a month in Portland in 2013 and enjoyed it. We were downtown for most of that time in a high rise surrounded by the quirkiness and a plethora of food carts. We debated back then to stay awhile since we loved the town so much, and for better, we kept on exploring. I… Continue reading Autumn 2021: Portland
When I was 21 years old, I moved from Long Island to Las Vegas. I took an epic cross country drive and my first stop was Cleveland, Ohio. I stayed at some random Holiday Inn and don’t even remember exploring the city. I was tired and scared and excited and beyond ready to leave the… Continue reading Autumn 2021: Cleveland really does rock
On our way out of Hiawatha Trail, we just had to stop at Mt. Saint Helens. I remember when this volcano blew its top back in the ’80s. What I didn’t realize is just how massive this mountain really is. Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy the day we went but we were still able… Continue reading Autumn 2021: Mt. Saint Helens
Are we still traveling? Yes!! We have been super busy traveling and most places didn’t have wifi. Then things start to snowball and before you know it I have 1500 pictures to sort through and a really slow wifi connection and blogging just doesn’t sound fun anymore. But over the next few days, I will… Continue reading Where have we been?
I was sitting at Walmart with our bikes mounted on the truck when this complete stranger came up and started talking to me about biking. He was an older gentleman and had just started riding and he told me about this Hiawatha Bike Trail. As it turns out this trail goes from Montana over into… Continue reading Autumn 2021: Hiawatha Trail – Biking from Montana to Idaho
After Devils Tower, we spent the next three days traveling to Glacier National Park. Julie (my daughter) was working we decided to travel about three hours each night. We also spent one day, yes one day at Walmart. The Glacier is amazingly beautiful. The mountains are the biggest I have ever seen. One of the… Continue reading Summer 2021: Glacier National Park
I am with my daughter and her children visited the National Monument Devils Tower. While I can’t stand the name (the native Indians have been trying to get it changed), it is a neat geological oddity worth seeing. We initially were only going to head to Newcastle, Wyoming – if only just to see a… Continue reading Summer 2021: National Monument Devils Tower