Travel Thursdays – Badlands National Park

The geological landscape of the Badlands National Park is worth the stop if you find yourself traveling through South Dakota.  For us, this would be our last stop during our six-week trip out west.  As our trip neared the end we only had a couple of hours to tour this lovely park.  The day was…

Travel Thursday – Devils Tower, Wyoming

As you drive through the prairies of eastern Wyoming, Devils Tower looms over the countryside like nature’s version of a skyscraper. What an interesting and unique formation.  This place is held sacred by many of the local Indian tribes and to many of them, it is known as Bears Lodge.  As the nation’s first national…

Travel Thursday – Grand Tetons

With a week left of our 6 week trip out west, our stay at the Grand Tetons was short but memorable.   After spending 5 days in Glacier National Park, we needed a day to shower, do laundry and stock up on supplies.  After taking care of the essentials, it was time for happy hour…

Travel Thursday – Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has always been on my list, among many others, of national parks I wanted to visit. This past summer, I finally had the opportunity to visit this stunning park. Friends will often ask us what our favorite place was that we visited while on our 6 week trek to the Western United…

Travel Thursday – Artist Point, Washington State

While visiting Washington State last summer, we had the opportunity to visit friends of mine I had not seen in fourteen years.  Within minutes it was like we had never been apart.  We had such a great time we ended up staying an additional day.  So glad we did.  Our friend took the day off…

Travel Thursday – The Oregon Coast

I have to say the Oregon Coast surprised me.  Here in the US you rarely hear about this state.  However, the coast of Oregon is absolutely beautiful. We headed up along the 101 to enjoy the scenic coast line.  Here the temperature was much cooler due to the proximity to the coast.  Once you headed…