Side Trip… Mount Robson and Kinney Lake

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It is amazing to me that I am still so far behind on journaling my travels here on my site. Granted I’ve been very busy with other things, but a big part of my delay is that I had so … Continue reading

More of Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

After so many days of rain leading up to my arrival I was grateful as can be to wake up to blue skys and sunshine on my second morning in Jasper National Park! Since I had no hook-ups where I … Continue reading

Banff National Park (part 2)

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Banff National Park has been on my “must see” list for as long as I can remember. It was at the top of the list when planning my long journey through western Canada, with Lake Louise the first sub-heading under it. … Continue reading

Banff National Park (part 1)

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My apologies once again for my long silence. Now that I’m settled down a bit and have my head clear I’m back to blogging. I have so many incredible stories and images to share from Canada it makes my head … Continue reading

OH… Canada! Starting in the Okanagan Valley

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Before diving into my Okanagan Valley post I have to say that I have my work cut out for me… sharing my adventures through Canada. I’m now five weeks in to my seven week journey here, and I’ve seen and … Continue reading

Washington… Home to My Heart

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Although I have not lived in Washington for more than thirty years it has remained home to my heart, and always draws me back… sometimes with a deep longing that is almost hard to describe. It is the place of … Continue reading

Northern California

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Come away, Oh human child To the waters and the wild.  –Yeats After leaving the coast I spent a few days visiting several dear friends in the Bay area and in Sacramento before continuing up the highway toward Lassen Volcanic … Continue reading

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia National Park

After rounding the southern end of the Sierras and working my way through a week long self imposed lock-down in Bakersfield I merrily rolled along toward Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I have yet to figure out if this … Continue reading

Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierras

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Wow! That was the first word that went through my mind (and most likely out of my mouth) when I rounded a bend in the road and saw Alabama Hills for the first time. As I mentioned in my last … Continue reading

A Journey into Death Valley

Death Valley National Park

At last writing I was hitting the road after flying Elissa back to Dallas from the Las Vegas airport. As I’ve stated many times before (probably every single time I’ve flown her back home since I started this journey) it … Continue reading