Archive for July, 2010
Wilderness

Wilderness

Posted 30 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Scenery, Travels | 2 Comments

We tend to think of cell coverage and wifi as being mostly ubiquitous.  We’ve discovered over the past month (yes, we’ve now been on the road all of July) there are vast swaths of this country where neither cell nor internet is readily available.  That’s happened to us a couple of times, most recently this [...]

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Posted 26 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food | 4 Comments

In my mind, one of the reasons we’re on this trip is … to eat.  Regional foods, unusual foods, different takes on old favorites, bad food done well, good food prepared poorly…I’m just pretty much into eating.  Just before we left, Donna’s sister gave her the latest book by Road Fooders Jane and Michael Stern…500 [...]

Observations in the last month and in no particular order

Observations in the last month and in no particular order

Posted 26 July 2010 | By | Categories: Travels | 3 Comments

Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake IN THE WORLD. The sun rises and sets at different times depending on WHERE you are in the time zone.  When we first crossed over into Wyoming  we were in the most western section of the Mountain Time Zone and the sun was rising before 5am.  We [...]

International Falls

International Falls

Posted 23 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Friends, Genealogy, HCHS, Scenery | 3 Comments

We came here because there was a National Park I wanted to visit, mainly because it was out of the way and relatively new (1975), Voyageurs. I’d read a little about it, mainly concerning the timber wolves that roam the park’s islands and peninsula.  I wasn’t prepared for the stunning beauty and the history associated [...]

We’re in a Trailer

We’re in a Trailer

Posted 19 July 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | 9 Comments

Enough with all the pretty pictures of the North Dakota scenery…..because a major portion of our life is figuring out to be creative and sensible with eating and cooking in such a small space.  When we left Arcata we put everything from our refrigerator and freezer into the trailer’s compact fridge.  This morning before we [...]

A Day on the Prairie

A Day on the Prairie

Posted 19 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Flora and Fauna, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

We spent this day exploring the area around Williston, North Dakota. There are a surprising number of sites to visit in this relatively remote corner of the country.  But first…are you aware of the oil boom currently underway in Montana/North Dakota?  Haliburton, Schlumberger and other oil field service companies are thick as flies at dinner. [...]

A Long, Lonesome Road

A Long, Lonesome Road

Posted 18 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Flora and Fauna, Food, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

Now we get to the long, open prairies.  Most of us don’t ever have to cope with the endless, horizon chasing roads.  The landscape rolls, drops, rises and twists…and repeats for hundreds of miles.  The drive sucks up hour after hour and before you know it, the gas tank is low and it’s time for [...]

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Posted 15 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Scenery, Travels | 3 Comments

After three days of environmentally imposed radio silence, we’re back in touch with the world.  We are now in Bozeman, visiting with our nephew Bryce who still lives here after graduating from Montana State.  And I can see why…this area is made for those who like and use the outdoors the way Bryce does…fishing, bike [...]

Dinner Last Night

Dinner Last Night

Posted 11 July 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | 6 Comments

We’re on our way to Yellowstone for the next five days.  Last night we stopped in tiny campground just off Highway 20 in Rexburg, Idaho.  We were welcomed with black skies, high winds and lots of rain.  But we had plenty of electricity to create a delicious stove-top dinner. Our dinner last night was a [...]

First Times at Skyline High

First Times at Skyline High

Posted 09 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

I lived in Salt Lake City from about 1964 until I graduated from Skyline high school in 1966.  In that time, you would think a peripatetic family like ours would have visited and viewed everything of interest in the area.  On this trip to SLC I’ve visited several venues for the first time ever. Last [...]