Archive for 'Scenery'
So is a trailer an RV?

So is a trailer an RV?

Posted 15 October 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Scenery, Travels | 5 Comments

In our travel log over the years we have rated our food and restaurants.  With this new mode of transportation (the trailer) we find that we are also rating the campgrounds.  We’ve yet to come to a conclusion on what has been the best and the worst sites….it’s so subjective that we may never be [...]

Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Posted 27 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

Actually, I had hoped to do this more than weekly, but it was a week ago today we were in Oberlin, OH and that was the last post.  We went to their farmer’s market (not so great) and then went in to Cleveland to have a look around. I’ve only been through a couple of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

One Week, Four Campgrounds

One Week, Four Campgrounds

Posted 07 July 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

The view from the campground was certainly  much nicer than the campground itself.  But it was our get-a-way night, and Redding was on the way. Goose Lake State Park, just across the northeastern border of California. Double Dice RV Park, Elko, NV.   A cement and gravel RV jungle….but if you have never spent a couple [...]

Off We Go…

Off We Go…

Posted 30 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

Into the wild, blue yonder…rising high, into the sun.  That’s sort of the way you feel as you go up and over the three passes that get you from the coast to the inland valley. We pulled the trigger half a day early and left after noon.  A couple of hours found us in Weaverville, [...]