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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 [...]

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 [...]

Thirty years ago today….

Thirty years ago today….

Posted 05 July 2010 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 3 Comments

…we started our trip journals.  As we depart Elko,Nevada today we will be keeping historical notes in book number five. After our wedding in July of 1980  we left Menlo Park, Ca. to drive to Northern Michigan.  We kept notes on a yellow legal pad of our mileage, locations, restaurants and meals, and of exactly [...]

Serendipity Do Dah Day

Serendipity Do Dah Day

Posted 02 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Fiber Arts, Travels | 3 Comments

One trait I would like to acquire in the coming months on the road is the ability to discover the unusual, while looking for the mundane.  We started the day with a short list of tasks, some fun (we hoped), some necessary for the road.  We needed gas and groceries.  We wanted to find a [...]

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, [...]

It’s a Whole New Day

It’s a Whole New Day

Posted 21 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

We’re about a week and a half away from the Great Departure.  It seems like I’ve been making this trip for the last four or five months…going over the maps, looking at the camping books, measuring the driving days, looking at the area’s attractions, checking the campgrounds, going back over the maps, thinking about the [...]