History in New Jersey

After a short detour to Southern California for some work meetings, our hop-scotch trip continued as we headed east to New Jersey.  It has been over a year since we were out to see the east coast “big city” family.  In between our visits they had moved, both graduated from their master’s programs and both started … Continue reading History in New Jersey

Earthquake Lake

This trip to Yellowstone has really been diverse for us.  Besides our efforts to see some of the “off-the-beaten-path” stuff and doing new things we had not done before at Yellowstone, we also set out to explore the area outside Yellowstone.  In the north, we did the Beartooth Highway. During our travels these last few weeks, … Continue reading Earthquake Lake

Canyons and Geysers: Yellowstone Part 3

It was a great stay in Gardiner and we had a wonderful time in the north part of the park.  But it was time to move and see the other areas of the park.  We repositioned to West Yellowstone and set out to see the sights and features that are some of the most well-known … Continue reading Canyons and Geysers: Yellowstone Part 3

Exploring North Yellowstone: Yellowstone Part 2

After a few days of searching out wildlife and driving ourselves dizzy on mountain roads, it was time to see the sights and features of the northern part of Yellowstone. The area around Mammoth Hot Springs is known for its terraced hot springs and old Army post.  There is also the Tower area more on … Continue reading Exploring North Yellowstone: Yellowstone Part 2

The Beartooth Highway

One of the things we have always wanted to do in conjunction with a trip to Yellowstone is drive the Beartooth Scenic Highway.  The highway is actually U.S. Highway 212 that runs between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Montana.  It scales the 10,947’ Beartooth Pass for 64 miles and 82 curves.  It was crossed … Continue reading The Beartooth Highway

Deception Pass and Friday Harbor: Whidbey Island, WA Part 2

With our last two days along the coast, we took every opportunity to seek out and enjoy the unique sights of the Pacific Northwest and eat fresh seafood.  We managed to spend a day checking out the rest of Whidbey Island and a day exploring Puget Sound and Friday Harbor.  We even got in a … Continue reading Deception Pass and Friday Harbor: Whidbey Island, WA Part 2

The Adventure Continues: Whidbey Island, WA Part 1

After our intermission in the Seattle area, we hit the road again and headed up to Whidbey Island, Washington.  We have friends that live in Anacortes we visited and we had heard wonderful things about the San Juan Islands.  We stayed for three full days and got a great first look at the majesty of … Continue reading The Adventure Continues: Whidbey Island, WA Part 1

A Strategic Pause: Seattle, Washington

After a little over two weeks on the road, we needed to take an intermission.  Jennifer's Dad was celebrating his 85th Birthday this year and Jennifer and her sister would not miss it.  So we headed up to McChord Air Force Base and their on-base Famcamp.  Craig stayed with the motorhome and Maggie, while Jennifer … Continue reading A Strategic Pause: Seattle, Washington