The Black Hills…”Native” vs.” American” History

MOUNT RUSHMORE VS. CRAZY HORSE                   OR White Man vs. Red Man? Power vs. Honor? The Beach Boys vs. Steven Tyler? 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 … Continue reading The Black Hills…”Native” vs.” American” History

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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

Pretty Vegas

Or, shall we call this, The Dunns do 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. … Continue reading Pretty Vegas

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!

Final Thoughts On The Ranch: A Comedic Interlude 1

 So, you know those pop-up shade houses with the canvas tops that attach to the white metal frame of the structure with Velcro? What are they called? Easy Ups? Well we’ve had one of those for years. It has always been more handy when being used as a tent canopy than a shade house. In … Continue reading Final Thoughts On The Ranch: A Comedic Interlude 1

Excessive Fluctuations

    From the hip, musical setting of urban Austin with its outlying regions of rolling hills and greenery, we went west and south into the vast openness of south western Texas. As we journeyed on, the landscape became increasingly dry regardless of the massive storm clouds that dumped marble sized hail on us. Just after … Continue reading Excessive Fluctuations