Seward, Alaska Taj Mahal, Agra, India Tuscany, Italy Bryce Canyon, Utah Red Reflet Ranch, Ten Sleep, Wyoming Moab, Utah Cairo, Egypt Rangiroa, French Polynesia Kathmandu, Nepal Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France Yamdrok Lake, Tibet Great Wall, China Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France Zimbabwe Camargue, France Preikestolen, Norway Antarctica Lover's Leap, Guam Jellyfish Lake, Palau Overlooking Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanging out in Las Vegas - Nice weather here in November!


Big Bend Nat’l Park, Terlingua, TX

November 10th, 2020|

Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is named for the bend in the Rio Grande river that carves majestic canyons, and creates political boundaries. Big Bend is one of the largest, most remote, and [...]

Saguaro Nat’l Park, Tucson, AZ

October 30th, 2020|

Saguaro (pronounced suh·WAA·row) National Park is near Tucson, AZ... a sunny 88 degrees in October! This park has the most diverse cactus garden in the nation, with 25 different species of cactus.  We had a [...]

Great Sand Dunes Nat’l Park, CO

October 7th, 2020|

Great Sand Dunes is one of 27 night sky national parks.  No nearby industry to pollute the air, no lights nearby to ruin your sight.  The high elevation is a bonus!

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, CO

October 1st, 2020|

We've been to this park, but never from the North Rim, which has about five lookouts that are a short walk from the car.  There wasn't even a Ranger Station, so we didn't have to [...]

Colorado’s Aspen Loop

September 30th, 2020|

A grand circle Jeep trip from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte and Gunnison, then back up to Aspen over a few days.  Late September has to be the perfect time to catch these aspen trees [...]

Golfing in San Diego

September 20th, 2020|

It's really hard to get a last minute tee time at the famous Torrey Pines Public Golf Course.  High demand for a great course with stunning views of the ocean.  We joined the cancellation list, [...]

Yellowstone and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

September 16th, 2020|

We drove from Yellowstone's East Entrance across the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and Beartooth Highway through Cody and all the way over to Mammoth Hot Springs.  It's definitely a summer trip - that entrance is [...]

Grand Tetons National Park WY

September 15th, 2020|

Jackson Hole is premier paragliding territory, both for consistent summer winds and breathtaking scenery.  We signed up for paragliding, dropping about 3,000 ft. in 20 minutes.  A little adventure for Mike's birthday!

Saying Goodbye to Mike Rogers

September 9th, 2020|

Mike was a beloved member of our midwest family.  He died suddenly, just two weeks after he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, leaving his wife, three kids and eleven grandkids heartbroken.  We'll [...]

Santa Barbara Anniversary

September 5th, 2020|

We had a pretty chill long weekend in Santa Barbara to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  Long walks on the beach, great food - we even reread our wedding vows to each other!

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

August 29th, 2020|

Sequoia National Park highlights include the Mac Daddy of all trees, General Sherman (the largest tree in the world!), Moro Rock climbing, driving through the Tunnel Log and abundant wildlife. The combo of high elevation, [...]

Walking the Oregon Coast

August 17th, 2020|

The Oregon coast is delightful in the summer - light breezes and plenty of sunshine.  We walked for miles every day on the beach.