The Casita Is Calling And We Must Go

User: richandcissy
Dates: 30 Jun 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 months, 3 weeks

Friday 22 Sep 2017 19:31

Home Sweet Home❤️

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 18:32

Sunset over the Ohio River

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 15:44

Just crossed the Mississippi River... a look back at the Gateway Arch

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 13:59

We are out of the snow and driving across Kansas today..... had to pull over in Goodland to see the giant Van Gogh painting!

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 18:25

Headed east toward home trying to get over this pass and out of the snow!

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 12:25 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 17:16

Goodbye Tetons, Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain ...... until next time!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:16

Day 7 Checking out of our cabin at Signal Mountain. We will drop the kids at the airport then head to the southern exit of the park. The winter weather has us thinking about warmer temperatures!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 5:08

This was our "wildlife list" for the week. By the end of our vacation we had them all checked off✔️✔️✔️

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 18:55

And the Byrd Brothers

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 18:39

Taylor and Jenny

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 18:04

The finale of the trip.... the Hootenanny in Moose, WY. Bill Brigs opens the show as he has done every year since the 70's

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:06

Brrrrr....

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:05

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:01

We made it! What a view!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:00

Just a short climb from the tram to the top.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 7 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 12:45

Riding the tram to the top of the mountain. Tara and Andrew have their own style!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 12:00

Day 6 Moose! On the way to Teton Village! We've been on the lookout for "Bullwinkle" and we finally found him.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 6 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 18:50

The evening view of the Tetons from the river

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:50 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 18:43

We were not disappointed! Pronghorn antelope grazing along the river! We also saw several bald eagles and an osprey, but no photos of those sightings.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 17:07

The evening is chilly but we were dressed for it and Joe had e tra blankets for us. We are hoping to see some wildlife.....

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 17:01

And the day is not over yet! Time for a float trip on the Snake River. This is our guide, Joe.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:24

There are no bad views! This one is from the boat dock.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:20

Boat ride back to our car

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:10

At the boat dock waiting for a ride across Jenny Lake to complete our loop

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 12:45

Looking up at the Grand Teton from Lower Inspiration Point

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 12:24

Hidden Falls

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 12:04

Overlook on the way to Hidden Falls

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:57

Canoe training wheels?

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:57

Pre-hike stretch

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:52

And we're off....

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:51

We are hiking around Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls and Lower Inspiration Point

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:19

Day 5 More snow on the mountains this morning!

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 9:24

The whole crew, including Nate and Steph and baby byrd by FaceTime) in the cabin at Signal Mountain

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 20:34

Practicing for the Hootenanny

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 2:34 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 18:28

Dinner at White Grass

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 16:20

An evening at White Grass where our cousins Roger and Harriet and Mopsy are. Roger volunteers here for 5 months each year (May-September) as caretaker of the facility which is the Canter for Preservation for all the National Parks west of the Mississippi.

We enjoyed touring the facility, spaghetti dinner, and elk watching!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 16:08

Moose!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 13:41

A little game time before dinner

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 10:22

Back to Signal Mountain for breakfast!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 7:47

A bear!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 7:42

Elk!

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 7:26

Day 4 Early morning outing to hopefully see some wildlife....

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 17:42

Bison sighting on the way home...

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:59

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:56

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:55

Beautiful even in the nasty weather!

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:48

Hiking down (and then back up!) for a better view of the falls

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:40

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:38

It is snowing at The Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone!❄️

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 14:14

Grand Prismatic Spring

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 8:14 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:27

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:09

The boardwalk

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 10:53

The Byrd "Gang of Eight"

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 10:46

Found our cousins! With Steve and Ruth in the Old Faithful Visitor Center

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 10:25

First stop.... Old Faithful, of course!

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 10:21

Geyser Watching

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 8:33

Day 3 In the car and on the way to Yellowstone in the snow/rain

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 16:40

Evening photo on the rock above String Lake

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 16:02

Hike to Leigh and around String Lake

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 10:53

At the top

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:37

And they're off!

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:32

Ready to ride

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:27

Andrew/Stormy Tara/Valentine Michael/Custer Mae/Silver

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:25

Everyone is matched with a horse Rich/ Bojangles Taylor/Tracker Jenny/Sam

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 7:41

Day 2 Morning view from Signal Mountain cabin

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 21:32

The gang's all here.... Michael and Mae are the last to arrive

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 18:22

Sunset as we gather in the Tetons. Still have to make one more airport run...

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 17:08

A rainbow as the rain surrounds us

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 17:01

Jackson Overlook on Signal Mountain

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 16:07

Afternoon hike to the top of Signal Mountain

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 14:28

Our home for the next 5 days..... the Home Away From Home cottage at Signal Mountain Resort

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 13:24

Welcome to the Tetons! Taylor, Jenny, Andrew,and Tara have arrived..... Michael and Mae will be here tonight.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 13:19

Arrival at Jackson Hole Airport

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 12:40

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:10

Day 1 of Family Vacay The morning view... on the way to the airport to pick up some kids It rains a little during the night but looks like it will be a gorgeous day!

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 14:12

The national parks have gone to water filling stations to discourage bottled water (and the waste associated with it). This is the best one I've seen!

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 13:47

Jackson Lake Overlook on the trail to Heron Pond

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 13:30

Hike to Heron Pond

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 13:08

Good catch, Rich.... Sadie would be proud!

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 12:58

Colter Bay Marina

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 12:26

Jackson Lake and the Teton Range from the Lakeshore trail at Colter Bay

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 18:58

Sadie is waiting patiently outside the laundry while we take turns getting a much needed shower!

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 12:58 a.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 16:15

Wind chimes at the bike rental stall in Moose

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 15:37

Running errands, making phone calls, sending emails.... in Jackson Hole, WY

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 13:50

Matt and Dana from Calgary, Alberta. We picked them up near Jenny Lake and drove them to Teton Village. They will hike through the Tetons and end up back at Kenny Lake (where they left their car) this weekend.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 12:43

The mountains are calling and we must go!

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 18:17

At the camp laundry using the wifi to take care of some business. The Miami crew is now rebooked out of Greenville/Spartanburg airport..... so, as of now, we will still vacation in the Tetons together😊

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 12:17 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 17:28

Trying out the new leash system on the bicycle. Rich can now keep both hands on the handlebars😊

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 13:36

Our campsite for tonight.... not sure if we'll stay a few days or move on. Keeping our options open and paying one day at a time. We are still waiting to see how the week unfolds and whether or not the boys will be able to make it out here from Miami.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 12:49

Waiting to check in to a campsite at Colter Bay.... Signal Mountain Campground was full.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 12:01

First view of the Tetons from the road.... gorgeous!

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 11:28

Made it!

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 9:53

Leaving our beautiful campsite in Grant Village Yellowstone to head south to the Tetons. Hoping to find a campsite there....

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 17:42

Sadie is on high alert! Looking for "big dogs", i.e. Buffalo.

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 17:29

Dragon's Mouth Spring It even sounded like a dragon!

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 17:27

Mud Volcano

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 16:00

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 10 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 15:49

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from Grand View along the North Rim Trail

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 15:37

Lower Yellowstone Falls from Lookout Point along the North Rim Drive

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 14:39

Norris Geyser Basin

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 13:32

Artist's Paint Pots

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 13:14

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 12:36

Gibbon Falls

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 12:03

Driving tour through Firehole Canyon. Firehole Falls

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 17:07

Beehive Geyser went off just as we were leaving the area. We were able to watch it from the other side of the Geyser basin. A good day for Geyser Gazing😊

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 16:19

An afternoon at the Old Faithful Geyser Basin

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 15:43

Old Faithful wen off right as we walked up!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 15:08

Bike ride to the Lone Star Geyser

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 14:29

Lone Star Geyser We rode our bikes about 2 1/2 miles to see this geyser and the show started almost the minute we got there!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 13:20

The view from our "front yard".

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 13:10

Moved to Grant Village this morning. Beautiful lakeside campsite!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 17:46

Buffalo Crossing

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 15:58

Lower Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 15:43

And just around the bend..... a whole herd of buffalo..... and a herd of people watching them!

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 15:32

Buffalo sighting

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 14:38

Our campsite tonight in Yellowstone at Bridge Bay Campground

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 10:45

Headed into Yellowstone for a few days before the kids meet us in the Tetons next week (hopefully). The Miami boys will wait out hurricane Irma in Spartanburg... they are on their way now. Hopefully, they will be able to get back to Florida early next week. We are watching this storm closely and anxiously!

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 14:26

It's laundry and bath day..... even Sadie is put through the wash!

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 11:59

The KOA bison..... apparently we will be seeing more of these in West Yellowstone.

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 19:46

KOA in West Yellowstone for a couple days. Nice campground😊Much cooler here and less smoke!

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 1:46 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 16:38

Doing some highway miles today to try to escape the smoke.... headed to West Yellowstone. We parked next to this big rig in the rest area along I-15. Thankful for our "little house"!

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 15:01

Keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma.... have been in touch with the guys in Miami and they will likely head out of Florida tomorrow. Hopefully this won't interfere with travel plans next week but first order of business is to get out of the way of this storm.

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 20:16

Back at Cracker Barrel... the first we've seen since crossing the Mississippi, I think. Outside Provo, Utah. It was too hot down in canyon land - 105^F - too hot for us! Headed north!

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 2:16 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:37

Factory Butte from the back window. It is 100•F ... too hot to get out of the car!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:25

Grey....

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:06

White.....

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:03

The scenery.... Red...

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 14:49

Petroglyph Wall

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 14:46

The boardwalk along Petroglyph Wall

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 14:11

Ahhhh.... a picnic area with shade, green grass, and a flowing river!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:57

Castle Rock from the Visitor Center

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:46

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:40

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:38

Chimney Rock

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:13

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 12:53

And yet another scenic Overlook! That might be Capitol Reef NP on the distance....

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 12:43

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 12:23

It is raining but the rain never hits the ground... virga.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 12:07

Riding the ridge with drop offs on both side!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:50

The Million Dollar Road.... I believe it!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:37

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:09

Going up, up, up..... what a road!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:03

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 10:59

Leaving Bryce today and driving through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 17:29

"Sadie Overlook"

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 17:26

One more incredible view from Inspiration Point

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 17:17

Bike ride and run to Inspiration Point

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 11:17 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 14:38

The view as we climb back up...

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 14:23

Rain! Wow! The first we've had in weeks! On the way back to Bryce...

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 12:59

A lighthouse sighting in Cedar City.... hmmmmm......?

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 12:31

Lunch stop on the way back to Bryce

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 11:19

There are cars and people everywhere! Absolutely nowhere to park..... so we are headed back to Bryce where there is room to breathe! At least we made it through on the scenic drive....

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 11:15

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 10:58

Waiting in line for our turn to go through the next tunnel

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 10:54

The first tunnel...

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 10:45

What a road! Zion-Mt Carmel Highway from the east entrance to the visitor center

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 10:31

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 17:59

Posing again.... almost "home".

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 16:23

Visitor Center at Red Canyon

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 15:57

Entering the Red Canyon

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 15:40

We decided on an afternoon bike ride on the new bike trail to the Red Canyon

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 11:26

Looking down..., looking up.... switchbacks back to the rim

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 10:58

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 10:55

On the Navaho Loop Trail

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 10:16

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 10:07

Scenes from the Queen's Garden Trail

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 10:04

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 9:56

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 9:35

We head down into the canyon.... Sadie is spending the morning in the Casita.

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 9:33

Today we will hike "the most popular trail" in the park according to a park ranger.... The Queen's Garden Loop combined with The Navaho Loop. We have seen the canyon from the rim so we will get a different perspective.

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 18:27

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 18:10

Natural Bridge

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 18:04

More gorgeous views.... from Agua Canyon

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 17:35

.... I think this might be why dogs are not allowed on trails....

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 17:15

Panoramic view from Rainbow Point at the end of the park road.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 17:04

I hiked the short Bristlecone Loop while Rich and Sadie hung out at the Overlook..... no dogs allowed on the trails.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 16:21

The view from Bryce Point

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 16:18

We spent the morning catching up and enjoying our campsite in Bryce Canyon. This afternoon we took the rim drive to the end stopping at nearly every Overlook. The photos don't do it justice! This one is taken from Bryce Overlook.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 19:49

We found a beautiful campsite at North Campground just inside the park. Rich's America the Beautiful senior Pass is really paying off.... free entrance to the park and half price on the camping! There are some perks to getting older! Tonight there is a ranger talk on Earth and our solar system, with telescope viewing of the night sky.... we plan to head to that on the bike path after a quick dinner.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 1:49 a.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 17:51

We literally drove through the Red Canyon on the way to Bryce Canyon!

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 17:43

On the road to Bryce Canyon NP

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 14:06

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 12:17

It does rain out here even if it doesn't look like it! Strange to see blue sky behind a curtain of rain.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 12:13

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 11:38

Another view of the valley

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 11:27

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 11:26

View of the Great Basin from the overlook

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 11:12

We took the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive up to 10,000 feet in elevation. This is the view of Wheeler Peak from the top.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 10:37

We are taking a little detour to see what this park has to offer...

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 9:33

On the road to The Great Basin National Park

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:39

Our KOA campsite in Ely, Nevada.... we got in after dark so no photo until this morning. They allowed us to share a site with Roy so we shared the cost. He pitched his tent on the grass behind our Casita.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:36

Roy rode with us all the way to Ely, Nevada last night. We got into the KOA after dark and had a late dinner. This morning Roy was up, with his laundry done and his reservations made for the next few days, all before we even got up!

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 17:50

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 12:50 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 17:21

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 17:14

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 12:14 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 16:20

We'll guess what.... that lonely cyclist is now in the car with us! The conditions were pretty rough, we had 4 miles of road construction, so we offered Roy a ride. He took us up on the offer so we are now traveling the lonesome road together!

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 15:43

People have taken rocks to write things in the sand along the side of the road.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 15:40

A lonely cyclist on a lonely road!

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 15:22

We are now headed across Nevada on "America's Loneliest Road"..... I believe it!

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:52

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:50

More reflections!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:50

Reflection Lake....appropriately named!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:46

Next we walked around Reflection Lake...

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 16:00

We took an afternoon walk around Manzanita Lake. Even with the wind causing ripples across the lake we saw a beautiful reflection of Lassen Peak!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 11:00

Rich just made the summit of Lassen Peak and sent this text!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 6 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:38

Wow! Lassen Peak as reflected in Helen Lake

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:26

.....and he's off!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:25

Rich is doing this hike this morning while Sadie and I find cell service and do some posting!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 21:18

On the ride back to the campground we saw this stand of trees that died in an apparent fire.... the burned bark fell off over time and left this silver forest.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 4:18 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 17:55

Chaos Crags and Chaos Jumbles

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 17:19

View of Lassen Peak from King's Creek Meadow

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:14

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:12

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:10

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:09

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:08

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:51

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:31

Bumpass Rock at the Bumpass Parking area. It is named for a man who fell through the crusty earth near here and burned his leg badly in the hot sulphuric water beneath the surface. I took the hike out to Bumpass Hell from here.... Rich stayed with Sadie since it was too hot to leave her in the car with no shade to be found. His foot was swollen from a yellow jacket sting this morning so he offered to sit this one out. Following are some of the pictures I took.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:26

Emerald Lake.... obviously!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:15

Diamond Rock viewpoint

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 14:47

The Visitor Center at the other end of the park from our campground. We watched a movie about the park and then had lunch. While we were there we downloaded an audio tour of the park that we will listen to on the ride back.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:37

Out for a ride and look what we found. Drove up to about 8500 feet elevation.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:21

Our "home" at Manzanita Campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 19:43

Day is Done, but we're not! Still have a little more driving to get to tonight's destination just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is a new National Park for both of us.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 15:44

The scenery is changing....and not quite as much smoke....

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 15:37

The road is going up and so is the temperature. Lots of hairpin turns! Hot and dry again.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:38

The Big Tree!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:36

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:26

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:25

This time we are here with Sadie instead of the tandem!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:24

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:22

These trees dwarf the Casita just like the huge rv's do!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:09

Following the cyclist/scenic route on the Redwood Highway. We ran into this group of women later on when we stopped to see the "Big Tree".

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:01

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 10:16

A bird's eye view

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 10:06

Life in the tidal pools.....

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 10:03

Instead of a line in the sand, we have a like in the rock

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 9:56

Exploring the tidal pools at low tide

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 9:54

After packing and hitching up the Casita, we took one last walk to the beach at low tide. It is still smokey.... hoping to drive out of the path of wildfire smoke today.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 18:16

Afternoon "sunset" through the smoke

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 17:57

When you need a tripod and don't have one....

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 17:43

Reluctant posing on the rocks

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 17:33

Smokey view down the beach

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 17:26

One more afternoon on the beach

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:26 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 15:09

Grocery shopping at Fred Meyer on the way "home". Rangers were outside the story giving out information about wildfires in the area. The smoke is noticeably worse today.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 13:35

Lots of looking up!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 13:34

Panoramic view to try capturing an entire tree!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 13:33

The giants....

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 12:43

Love these big trees

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 12:12

We had a good bit of smoke this morning so we decided to drive to Jedediah Smith State Park. We were last here on our honeymoon, 37 years ago!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 19:23

Love these glasses! We also enjoyed the food, beer, and live music.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 2:23 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 19:02

Looking for the bathrooms?

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 2:02 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 19:01

Rode our bikes into Brookings for dinner at the Vista Pub..... wonder why we missed it the first time we passed by?

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 2:01 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 17:01

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 12:01 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:53

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:41

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:36

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:26

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:19

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 16:15

After setting up we headed out for a walk on Harris Beach. There is a little bit of smoke from the wildfires east of us.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 14:06

Checked into our new campsite at Harris Beach State Park.... we added a day to our reservation so we will stay two nights here.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 13:43

Today's drive took us to some scenic viewpoints that we had stopped at on our 2013 bike tour down the Pacific Coast route..... it was foggy and rainy in 2013..... not so in 2017!

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 11:18

On the way to our next campground we detoured to Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 11:15

The view from Cape Blanco

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 18:11

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 18:00

Back to Bandon to pick up dinner. The artwork was displayed all along the waterfront.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 1 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 17:29

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 17:18

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:55

This area is called Devil's Kitchen

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:55

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:50

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:44

A walk on the beach. The winds were strong and sand was blowing but the sun was out!

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:15

Face Rock

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:04

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:01

Make Way for Geese

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:01

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 12:13

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:34

We walked out on the jetty to watch the waves crashing over the rocks... looking back at the lighthouse

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:24

The coastguard boat was out practicing maneuvers in the channel surf

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:07

On the jetty at Bullards Beach

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:02

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 10:58

Bullards Beach

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 18:38

Campsite at Bullards Beach State Park

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 16:49

The story of the day.... as we walked down the trail tho see the sea lions we passed a girl and her parents. We both glanced at each other a couple of times before realizing that we know each other! This is Tess. She was at Eagle's Nest Camp for many summers and attended the Outdoor Academy the same semester that Michael did! What a surprise to both of us! We chatted awhile, introduced ourselves to her parents, Lisa and Roy, then went our separate ways. But a little while later we returned to our car and saw them still in the parking lot.... with a dead battery. So we were able to loan them our jumper cables and jump start their car.... must be the reason that we ran into each other in the first place!

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 16:28

Close up....

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 16:27

There they are... covering the rocks and making quite a racket

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 16:24

We could hear the barking sea lions long before we saw them!

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 16:11

Posing at Cape Arago

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 15:49

Sunset Bay panorama

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 15:48

Sunset Bay

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 14:03

View of the sand dunes

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 13:26

Watching the "blow hole" in the rocky shoreline

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 13:19

Looking back at Yachats

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 12:50

Lunch stop across the inlet from Yachats, OR

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 12:19

Oops..... did not see this sign when we drove into the parking lot! Luckily, it was not too busy so we were able to find enough space.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 11:49

Seal Rock State Park... saw lots of birds, but no seals.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 10:53

The morning cloud bank as it rolls back

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 18:05

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 1:05 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:40

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:34

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:33

Looking back at the bridge from Newport as the fog rolls in

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:32

Yellow Dog

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:32 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:27

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:10

Rich and Sadie.... after two days of not feeling well, Sadie is finally back to herself!

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 17:04

"Our" beach

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 16:53

Path to the beach is right next to our campsite.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 16:42

Made it to the Oregon coast after a traffic jam outside Lincoln City. Camping in South Beach State Park tonight.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:02

Logan and Mopsy saw us off this morning.... we'll see Mopsy again in September in the Tetons!

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 17:29

This is pretty much what we saw.... not such a dark sky.... but I could not capture it on my cell phone camera so I'll post this! It was amazing!

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 12:29 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 10:18

The two minutes we waited for..., totality. The picture does not do it justice!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 10:13

The crescent shape through the trees in the parking lot

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 9:22

Sadie is ready.....

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 9:16

Glasses on.... it's starting!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 7:21

Camped in the clinic parking lot last night with Mopsy..... perfect skies this morning for the eclipse viewing!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 19:54

Made it to Woodburn, OR. Dinner out at the local Mexican restaurant.... back in 2008 Obama ate here!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 2:54 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 17:57

The Eclipse Cookies!

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 15:15

Mopsy and Meagan cooking and baking in preparation for tomorrow's eclipse party...

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 15:14

Made it to Portland and Mopsy's house. From here we will head south the Woodburn, in the "totality zone"!

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 15:08

Headed to Portland to visit Mopsy and see the eclipse. Tomorrow we will travel a short distance south to be in the 100% zone!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 14:34

Lunch stop... Sadie on "mole patrol"!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 18:49

Camping tonight in yet another Lewis and Clark State Park...... when we got here it looked somewhat familiar.... looking back at my Track My Tour sites I realized we had camped here when we did the Lewis and Clark route a couple years ago! Even met some touting cyclists (from Holland) who were camped in the hiker/biker site we had stayed in🚲

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 1:49 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 15:05

Found a beautiful spot for lunch before leaving the park for good.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 14:28

Decided to drive around the lake .... never mind the part of the road that was not recommended for cars with trailers! We made it!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 14:10

Actually, we will be leaving Olympic National Park soon..... we've been in and out of it quite a few times over the past few days.

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 14:06

Bunch Falls

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 13:44

Merriman Falls

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 12:13

It is pretty tall!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 12:11

Run, Sadie, run....

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 12:08

Big Cedar Tree... of course we had to stop and take a look!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 18:04

For us, Forks was important for having a place we could take showers after two days in the National Park Campgrounds with no shower facilities!

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 1:04 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 17:53

The town of Forks, famous for the setting of the Twilight movies

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 17:39

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 17:39

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 17:34

Back through the woods

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 17:23

"Gifts" left in the roots of this tree

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:49

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:43

The tidal pools at low tide were full of these sea urchins

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:40

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:37

2nd Beach

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:30

One last hurdle (logs) to climb

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:28

Up and over to the beach

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:20

Hike to 2nd Beach

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 15:15

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:45

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:21

Hole in the Rock

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:14

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:10

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 13:21

"Cheese"

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 13:19

Rialto Beach

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 13:17

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 11:54

Campsite in Mira Campground for tonight

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 9:58

And the same view this morning

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 20:21

An evening walk after dinner..... Wow, just wow!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 3:21 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 18:59

Can't complain about the view right outside our Casita door!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 1:59 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 18:57

First campground we checked still had a few campsites and we found this beautiful site. Camping on Crystal Lake

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 17:59

Gorgeous views of Crystal Lake

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 17:56

Traffic delays.... landslide

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 17:09

Made a quick stop at the Visitor's Center....... not sure where we will spend the night tonight. Most of the National Park campgrounds are first come first served so we'll just have to see what we can find!

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 16:56

Made it through customs and into Port Angeles

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 15:49

And a last look at Victoria...

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 15:47

The front deck.... a few years ago those might have been our bikes parked there!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 15:46

Looking towards the Olympic Peninsula

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:57

Waiting for our to go order. We need to get back to the ferry in time for a passport check......

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:57

Lunch with the last of our Canadian money! Delicious fish and chips!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:24

Lots of no's

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:22

I just love the little taxi boats!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:17

The Friendship Bell, given to Victoria by its sister city Marioki, Japan along the Harbour Pathway

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:17

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 11:06

In line at the ferry.... back to the US. Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 11:06

Moving on today.... back to the USA. Left the car and trailer in line at the ferry terminal while we walked aroun Victoria one last time.