Crater Lake NP – July 2018

Continuing in our all-volcano, all-the-time channel, this installment is Crater Lake National Park. What a stunning area – holy crap! Now remember, even though this is a lake, it is really a volcano, caused from the collapse of a volcano that then filled with water.  The volcanoes here are over 400,000 years old.  Don’t lie to me… Read More Crater Lake NP – July 2018

Lassen Volcanic NP – July 2018

We visited hell, devastation, chaos, and boiling mud.  No, not the nightly news –  Lassen Volcanic National Park, in northern California at the southern tip of the Cascade Range.  We seem to be entering our “volcanic” period.  I guess like volcanoes themselves, you don’t plan for this period. They just happen.  Volcanoes happen, as the saying… Read More Lassen Volcanic NP – July 2018

Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP – June 2018

Sequoia and King’s Canyon (SEKI) NP is a paradise of contradiction.  Or maybe there is no contradiction; maybe it is just balance. One thing for which there is no dispute: this place is beautiful. We spent four nights camped at the Lodgepole campground in the park.  There are no hookups in the campground, although water is… Read More Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP – June 2018

Alaska (2) Nabesna Road – June 2017

Nabesna Road.  I am beginning to think we may suffer from visual overload on this trip. Driving south from Tok, AK, we arrived at the northern portion of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. I will be honest – I had never heard of this national park before arriving. This is the largest national… Read More Alaska (2) Nabesna Road – June 2017

Banff National Park – May 2017

Alberta.  Banff, if you have never been here, is just crazy with views! I say Banff, but really mean the Banff National Park in Alberta (Canada), which area includes Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Banff, Canadian Rocky Mountains galore, and much more. The views almost seem to get silly, because around every turn is a simply… Read More Banff National Park – May 2017

3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

Almost to the day for me, it has been 3 years since I (we) retired. Oh, how I miss those days of quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly forecasts… And who doesn’t love a well-placed flaming email distributed to the world.  After retirement, one is forced to forego the joys and luxury of business travel: cramped… Read More 3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

McDowell Mountain RP – Feb 2017

The real story about McDowell Mountain Regional Park is the beauty. Yes, there are a boatload of things to do here, miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trails. Since the park borders Scottsdale and is only 20 miles north of Phoenix, there are tons of other activities you can partake in. But… Read More McDowell Mountain RP – Feb 2017

Zero Day on the AT – July 2016

Since our servants were off duty this day, I took several weeks’ worth of laundry to the laundromat in Manchester, VT. While there, I struck up a conversation with some obvious hikers (I won’t say how I knew they were hikers – no actually, they had already showered). Yes, they were hiking the Appalachian Trail… Read More Zero Day on the AT – July 2016

Memorial Day Weekend in VA – May 2016

While clearly keeping in mind why we are celebrating this holiday weekend, for those who have lost their lives serving our country, we enjoyed a weekend of fellowship at the Memorial Day Weekend Rally at the Highland Haven Airstream Park, not too far down the road from Floyd, VA (home of the Floyd Country Store).… Read More Memorial Day Weekend in VA – May 2016

Dottie goes to Pine Mountain – May 2016

In her camping debut, Dottie proves her mettle! We spent a few days in and around Pine Mountain, GA this past week, which if you are not familiar is where Callaway Gardens is located, near the town of Hamilton, all in Harris County. If you are not familiar with Harris County, it abuts Meriwether County.… Read More Dottie goes to Pine Mountain – May 2016