Category Archive: breweries

The Zigs and the Sags: Weaving our way through the Sonoran Desert in Tucson Mountain Park

After sightseeing and walking around a bit in the western district of Saguaro National Park (I’ll come back to that in the next post) we were looking for more hiking and less people.… Continue reading

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Phenomenal Sante Fe Brewing Company

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks are a remarkably unique geological feature formed when nearby volcanoes in the Jemez Field spewed pyroclastic flows approximately 7 million years ago. Ash, pumice, and tuff from the volcano… Continue reading

A Failed but Beautiful Hike. Which Resulted in More Cowbell.

I know I say/write this all the time, but I’m going back to this place. This place being Water Canyon. In what seems to be a theme for me lately, I keep showing… Continue reading

The Twisted Forest and Oktoberfest at Brian Head

I had seen quite a few bristlecone pines since returning to Utah but there is an area on the north rim of Cedar Breaks named the Twisted Forest that was on my list… Continue reading

A First Birthday Party and Visiting in Kansas City

After we left St. Louis we headed to Kansas City for Tom’s granddaughter Evelyn’s first birthday. We arrived a couple days before the party in order to spend some time visiting with Evelyn,… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm. Or, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 2: Kayaking the Cliffs

After seeing a 15 mile stretch of the coast on the boat cruise, we planned a few hours worth of kayaking in order to get up close to the stained sandstone cliffs and… Continue reading

Manganese Falls, Estivant Pines Sanctuary, Copper Harbor, and Fort Wilkins State Park

After setting up camp in Fort Wilkins State Park just outside the town of Copper Harbor we took Manganese Road out to Manganese Falls, a forty-ish foot cascade within a gorge. Of course… Continue reading

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the Briefest Possible Stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors, and Canal Park in Duluth

The picturesque, octagonal-towered Split Rock Lighthouse, was built after the disastrous November 1905 storm that claimed eleven lives and nine ships on the relatively small Lake Superior coastline of Minnesota, one of which… Continue reading

Artists’ Point and Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais turned out to be an extremely enjoyable stop. After weeks of mostly hiking we decided to set up in the city campground on the south side of the bay and just… Continue reading