Have you ever experienced the majesty of Glacier National Park in Montana? I have, but my plan for the first day we were there did NOT include throwing up outside the visitor center, the Ranger telling me to move into the grass, and spending the whole day sprawled across the back seat reminding my family … Continue reading Glacier National Park
Experience Music Project
Being in the Northwest, we decided to visit Seattle, Washington. One of the main reasons being that Mercy wanted to go to the Space Needle. While we were there we went to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum. Most of the exhibits were based on musicians from Seattle, but some were not. We managed to … Continue reading Experience Music Project
The Black Hills…”Native” vs.” American” History
MOUNT RUSHMORE VS. CRAZY HORSE The Black Hills of South Dakota behold many miles of impressive scenery and a wealth of wild west history. It is also home to two majestic stone mountain carvings drawing millions of tourists annually to marvel at the beauty and perhaps embrace the history that so inspired these masterpieces. And … Continue reading The Black Hills…”Native” vs.” American” History
The Devil Made Me Do It
On our way to Devil’s Tower, Wyoming along Highway 24 I was hoping beyond reason that it would live up to all of my expectations. After all, I have been envisioning that huge monolithic tree trunk of sorts, in my mind and dreams for almost as long as I can remember. I used to … Continue reading The Devil Made Me Do It
Yellowstone National Park
We spent the past week in Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the places that I have been looking forward to for the whole trip. Combining its breathtaking landscape and all the wildlife including bears, wolves, elk and bison, it is one of my favorite places we have been to. The first few … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park
Elk and Moose and More Elk, Oh My!
When we first drove into the Rocky Mountains in Colorado I was so amazed by how awesome they were. I felt like I had just walked into Narnia. There were so many mountains, and rivers in the distance. This was my first time going to the Rockies and it is definitely not going to be … Continue reading Elk and Moose and More Elk, Oh My!
Vegas, Rated G
Believe it or not, Las Vegas can be both family friendly and affordable and with some diligence and planning we were able to spend four nights and five days taking in a little of the fun and craziness the city of sin had to offer. The total expenses for this family of four? $271....and … Continue reading Vegas, Rated G
Final Thoughts On The Grand Canyon: A Comedic Interlude 2
We were hiking down one of the Grand Canyon trails that leads down to the Colorado River. The trail winds it’s way down the cliff side through a series of switch-backs. Although not a particularly difficult or strenuous hike, it is quite steep at times and there is a real danger of getting yourself … Continue reading Final Thoughts On The Grand Canyon: A Comedic Interlude 2
Deserts and Canyons and Arches…Oh My!
America The Beautiful....The appropriately named National Park pass we purchased for $80 which has paid for itself 3 times over already. We love the National Parks and experiencing as many as we can on this journey is a goal we are trying diligently and joyously to fulfill. The campgrounds, the visitor centers, the rangers, the … Continue reading Deserts and Canyons and Arches…Oh My!
No More Deserts
I remember before we left on our trip that I was looking forward to seeing the Southwest. One of the main reasons was the Grand Canyon. Now, I think I’ve seen enough. I was looking forward to spending a few WEEKS out here. NOT a few MONTHS. We stayed in the hot, dry desert … Continue reading No More Deserts