We use Google Maps to map out our destinations and get us to our next stay. I was going NUTS and Thom was about ready to shoot me, Google maps had us going in the worst possible directions and I couldn't figure it out, it had always been so reliable and helpful before. Before I… Continue reading Google Maps keeps changing my mind plus Old Fogeys and Young Whippersnappers!
Leaving Moab was hard, there was still so much we wanted to see! Guess, we'll just have to plan another trip, right? Right!! We left Moab to go to our next stop at Bear Lake, UT. We'll take day trips into Logan, UT to see where I went to college, Utah State University. I spent… Continue reading Bear Lake and Logan UT, here we come!!
Still in Moab, UT and we found ourselves on a 2 1/2 hour horseback ride through Canyonlands. It's so hard to express the beauty of this land. It's like nothing you've ever seen with the red rock canyon walls and the oxidization turning some of the walls black. They look like cast iron grills laid… Continue reading Yippee Ki Yi Yay – horseback riding in Canyonlands!
A nice calm float trip and a cool refreshing dip in the Colorado River.
How do you plan your travel days as you move from camp site to camp site?
We spent our last few days in Colorado Springs exploring even more than we had previously. And it was wonderful. We went through the Garden of the Gods again and stopped at the Visitor Center. It's a great source of information about the area. But watch out for dinosaurs. They are hungry and really… Continue reading Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Cripple Creek, and the Anasazi-Manitou Cliff Dwellers.
Wow ... just wow! It's beautiful here, I was here about 30 years ago, Thom's never been here and Terry and Bonnie have visited frequently. I've forgotten how beautiful this part of the country is and how nice it is to be in an area where people celebrate the outdoors. Not just appreciate it, but… Continue reading Garden of the Gods, COG Railroad, Pike’s Peak and Colorado Springs!
We spent the last few days and the Labor Day weekend visiting my family in SD at my brother's cabin in Lake Madison. I saw two of my three brothers with theirs significant others and two of my nieces with their SOs. The picture above is the view from the lake cabin of the sunset… Continue reading Lake Madison SD, “Dignity of the Earth and Sky” in Chamberlain SD
Our last day in the Black Hills had us stopping in Deadwood and Lead. Both towns are famous for different things. You may have heard of Deadwood from the HBO series, and most of the people in that series really existed. But perhaps Deadwood is best known for Wild Bill Hickock and Jack McCall. Deadwood… Continue reading Last stop in the Black Hills – Deadwood and Lead (pronounced LEED)
Oops, part of my post got published before I was ready. Dang-nabbit (that's a way to express displeasure that I reconnected with in South Dakota). Somehow or other as I was saving this draft, the post went ahead and published and I wasn't done yet. Good grief ... what a novice error to make. I… Continue reading Custer State Park, Tatanka, Needles Highway – wow … just wow!!! (and the problems with hitting “publish” before you’re ready to post)