Yellowstone, Part 1: Geothermal Features

My favorite parts of Yellowstone were almost all geothermal features. Because the park is located over an underground active volcano, there are numerous geysers, hot springs, boiling mud pits, and other formations created… Continue reading

Grand Teton National Park, Part 2: Buffalo, Kamikaze Deer, and a Mountain Climb. And an Introduction to Yellowstone.

Sorry for the delay everyone! I haven’t found a fast enough 3G connection to upload pictures until now and I was going to post a proof-of-life message when my phone lost 3G too.… Continue reading

Side trip to Cheyenne and Grand Teton National Park, Part 1

After an impromptu invitation from Carrie’s friend Jill, we turned South to Cheyenne. Along the way we encountered historical markers from the Oregon Trail and even got to see the ruts carved into… Continue reading

Is that Woodrow Wilson? Or Wind Cave National Park and a Mt. Rushmore Drive-By

From the desolate, barren landscape of the Badlands we drove two hours into the South Dakotan Black Hills. After stopping for fresh vegetables we had lunch in a park in Rapid City and… Continue reading

Cows at Night plus Badlands National Park. Or, Rocks in My Leggings

Since I’ve been unable to post for a few days, I have some catching up to do. Wednesday and Thursday both were lots of driving through Illinois, and then Iowa, Minnesota, and South… Continue reading

Today is the day!

The bills are on auto pay, the house is clean, and the car is packed.  As most of you know, I’m driving to pick up my friend in Indiana where we’ll do some last minute food shopping and re-packing… Continue reading