Category Archive: National Parks

Picture Postcard – Lowell Massachusetts

The factories have long gone idle, but the National Park Service preserves this important remnant of the industrial age. Lowell National Historic Park showcases water-powered textile factories that at their peak employed almost… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Pisgah National Forest

It seems like water is everywhere this week and so it is with my postcard. This spring waterfall is located in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, North Carolina. Miles of trails greeted us… Continue reading

Exploring San Francisco’s Mission District

Our holiday plans were to spend a few days in a posh San Francisco hotel playing tourists downtown. Until we got the call to enjoy a free stay courtesy of Wilma. This sweet… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Council Bluffs Iowa

Jun Kaneko is known for his large-scale works. These striking figures are part of an art space and garden outside of the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Across the river from Omaha,… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Rocky Mountain National Park

“Seventy-four, seventy-five, seventy-six….” I passed these young hikers as they were counting their way up the Alpine Ridge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Their goal was to reach the summit at 12,005… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Mesa Verde National Park

Ancestral Puebloan people occupied this area of southwest Colorado for over 700 years leaving behind amazing buildings and more questions than answers. Mesa Verde National Park protects the archaeological treasures and presents them… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Great Sand Dunes National Park

At the edge of the San Luis Valley in Colorado is an amazing phenomenon. Sand dunes rising from the valley floor. Great Sand Dunes National Park doesn’t seem all that compelling until you… Continue reading

Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

Grizzly bears, did I mention the grizzly bears? We saw them four times in Yellowstone. And there is a reason I was a bit spooked by the time we reached Banff after leaving… Continue reading

Wildflowers of Glacier National Park

Sometimes I let my photos lead the stories I tell about our adventures. Today I am going to just let some of my wildflower photos taken in Glacier National Park be the story. … Continue reading

Arches and Canyonlands National Park

When in Rome…? Not this time. Even though Moab is considered a Mountain Biking Mecca with its slick rock action, after my off-road adventures in Banff last summer I decided to stick to… Continue reading