Travel Thursday – Devils Tower, Wyoming

As you drive through the prairies of eastern Wyoming, Devils Tower looms over the countryside like nature’s version of a skyscraper. What an interesting and unique formation.  This place is held sacred by many of the local Indian tribes and to many of them, it is known as Bears Lodge.  As the nation’s first national…

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Travel Thursday – Grand Tetons

With a week left of our 6 week trip out west, our stay at the Grand Tetons was short but memorable.   After spending 5 days in Glacier National Park, we needed a day to shower, do laundry and stock up on supplies.  After taking care of the essentials, it was time for happy hour…

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Travel Thursday – Highland Trail at Glacier NP

The final part of my Glacier National Park series takes us on The Highland Trail, a beautiful hike along the continental divide.  If you ever have the chance to hike this stunning trail, bring your camera and allow plenty of time because you a will want to stop every few minutes and snap away.  …

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Travel Thursday – Lake McDonald & Avalanche Lake at Glacier NP

Part III of the Glacier National Park series: If you missed the last Travel Thursday post, click here to read about our hike to Iceberg Lake.   Our intention was to get to bed early in order to enjoy our last full day in the park.  Fate had other plans.  That evening as we were…

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Travel Thursday – Iceberg Lake at Glacier National Park

As promised here is part 2 of Glacier National Park. This park is so expansive it deserves multiple posts. Today’s post features time spent on the east side of the park at Many Glacier.  As I mentioned in the last post we were up early in order to score our campsite at Avalanche Creek.  After…

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Travel Thursday – Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has always been on my list, among many others, of national parks I wanted to visit. This past summer, I finally had the opportunity to visit this stunning park. Friends will often ask us what our favorite place was that we visited while on our 6 week trek to the Western United…

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Travel Thursday – Artist Point, Washington State

While visiting Washington State last summer, we had the opportunity to visit friends of mine I had not seen in fourteen years.  Within minutes it was like we had never been apart.  We had such a great time we ended up staying an additional day.  So glad we did.  Our friend took the day off…

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Travel Thursday – Seattle

This beautiful city has plenty to keep you busy while visiting.  I highly recommend exploring the city on foot.  Grab a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a map/guide-book, and your wallet.  You will want the cash handy as you walk by various restaurants and bars with smells wafting through the streets. First up, the seafood…

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Travel Thursday – Mount Rainier National Park (Warning – photo intensive post)

The excitement about doing this post has been building all week.  People often ask what was our favorite place on the trip. Whereas I cannot name just one place, Mount Rainier holds a special place in my heart.  You will soon see why.  Mount Rainier is located about 2 hours southwest of Seattle, Washington.  It…

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Travel Thursday – The Oregon Coast

I have to say the Oregon Coast surprised me.  Here in the US you rarely hear about this state.  However, the coast of Oregon is absolutely beautiful. We headed up along the 101 to enjoy the scenic coast line.  Here the temperature was much cooler due to the proximity to the coast.  Once you headed…

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