Top Eleven Favorite Places from My Three Year Long Road Trip

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As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom … Continue reading

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

July 03, 2014-IMG_6149-4

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a … Continue reading

Venturing back to British Columbia

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It was with mixed feelings that I rolled out of Jasper National Park in late June; sad to be leaving one of the most amazing places I’ve EVER experienced, but looking forward seeing more of Canada. While planning my route … Continue reading

Side Trip… Mount Robson and Kinney Lake

June 21, 2014-IMG_5338-2

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

Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

June 18, 2014-IMG_4846-2

At last writing I was finally enjoying my first sunny morning since arriving at Lake Louise. The bright blue sky and sunshine prompted me to get out with my camera to capture what I couldn’t even see until then. The … Continue reading

Banff National Park (part 2)

June 17, 2014-IMG_4667-2

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

Silver Falls State Park- Oregon

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This post will be short and sweet… on words anyway. While planning my route back to my home state of Washington I discovered a place in Oregon that I was amazed I’d never heard of, especially since I grew up … 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

California Coast- Morro Bay to Big Sur

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The bright orange poppies I saw decorating the hills around Merced River near Yosemite brought back such vivid memories of my college years that I couldn’t resist the urge to revisit the California Coast before continuing my trek north. It meant backtracking … Continue reading

Return to Yosemite

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“Down through the middle of the Valley flows the crystal Merced, River of Mercy, peacefully quiet, reflecting lilies and trees and the onlooking rocks; things frail and fleeting and types of endurance meeting here and blending in countless forms, as … Continue reading