Category Archive: National Parks

Picture Postcard – Cades Cove Tennessee

Three churches from the late 1800’s are still standing in Caves Cove, Tennessee part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Methodist Church was one of the smaller congregations within the valley… Continue reading

Death Valley National Park

The wind was howling and I thought the outhouse would be carried away like Dorothy’s farmhouse in the Wizard of Oz. With me inside it. This is my most lasting memory of visiting… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Arches National Park

The family that hikes together… This photo was taken on the return hike from Delicate Arch – the most famously photographed arch and a favorite hike in Arches National Park in Utah. Reminiscent… Continue reading

30 Days of Biking – The Hard Part

How can I ride my bike each day as we travel from Los Angeles to Minneapolis? The car is fully loaded so I’ll need to be creative on this part of the 30… Continue reading

iPhriday – Petals in the Parks

We’ve been on the road this week traveling through Death Valley and Arches National Parks making our way to new digs in Minneapolis. Until I do my write-ups on this road trip, here… Continue reading

Cycling in Banff – Lake Moraine

He made it sound so easy. “It has a short climb at the start but then it’s an easy downhill all the way back.” Liar! And he only casually mentioned the bears. By… Continue reading

Cycling in Banff – Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Creek Falls

Do we warn them that a storm is coming? And there is no possibility that they can reach Lake Louise tonight and still be dry. Finishing a gorgeous day biking from the Town… Continue reading

Traveling West

Blow straight through or enjoy the journey? It’s always a dilemma while traveling to a new home. One of our goals for 2016 is to ‘connect’ with people more often. That means being… Continue reading

iPhriday – A Shadowy Mission

En route to Los Angeles, a visit to Tucson included a stop at Tumacacori National Historical Park. The mission has an interesting history starting with its founding by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a… Continue reading

National Park Planning – Fodor’s Guide

The US National Park Service is celebrating it’s centennial with the Find Your Park campaign. But with so many parks to visit, how do you narrow down the choices? For last spring’s migration… Continue reading