The Columbia River Gorge, is gorgeous. It really is breathtaking and beautiful and a sight to be seen.However, I knew Ainsworth Park was going to be a ‘problem’. It is right on the scenic byway guaranteeing traffic noise. It was right on the rail line (and to be fair, everything along the gorge is on… Continue reading Campground Notes: Ainsworth Park
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
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
This is the old stomping ground of our former president. Even though it was raised in a wealthy family in New York he loved the “Strenuous Life,” found in North Dakota. While this has not been my favorite park we did have a nice visit. One of the things to do here is to drive… Continue reading Summer 2021: Theodore Roosevelt National Park
My youngest daughter are still gone to New York (8 days total). They return to me this Saturday. I drove 60 miles over to the Badlands to camp. I will remain here until the others get back, then we will tour this area. The scenery is magnificent and it will be nice to have a… Continue reading Summer 2021: Badlands National Park