camping, Out West, Travel

I have reservations

Just a brief note, basically to remind myself what a nut I have been with reserving campground sites for our trip. For each campground on recreation.gov, you can reserve a campsite exactly six months before the date you plan on camping. So Tuesday was our first go-round with North Rim Campground. I got up ready… Continue reading I have reservations

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camping, Out West, Travel

In Six Months>>>

Long ago in a state far, far to the east, a girl had a dream.  Her dream was to touch the rim of the Grand Canyon, to hike through the Narrows in Zion, to watch the light change in the Antelope Canyon, to see hoodoos and the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend. This week, that dream… Continue reading In Six Months>>>

Maine Camping Trip, Travel

Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three

After taking a bit of a recovery day on our first full day in Acadia, we were ready to get out and explore on Day Two.  We had a fishing/sightseeing tour scheduled for 1:00, so we decided to drive up to Cadillac Mountain in the morning just to take in the views. The day was… Continue reading Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three

Maine Camping Trip, Travel

Tomorrow We Drive

The camper is in the driveway, the luggage has been pulled out of storage... we are leaving tomorrow for our camping trip in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Isle in Maine.  The trip takes almost 19 hours from our home in South Carolina, so we will break it up by staying tomorrow night in… Continue reading Tomorrow We Drive

Family, Out West, Travel

Day Two: Keystone, SD to Billings, MT

Good morning, South Dakota! We woke up, packed up, and went on the hunt for a substantial breakfast in Keystone.  TripAdvisor suggested the Powder House, and it did not disappoint! Some of us had the regular fare of pancakes and bacon, and some of us had trout and bison for breakfast.  It was all delicious… Continue reading Day Two: Keystone, SD to Billings, MT

Out West, Travel

Out West Trip Day One

Several months ago, Mom told us that she'd like to take our family and my sister's family out west to visit Montana and Wyoming.  It was a trip that she and Dad had taken with us a few times when we were kids, and it would be a fitting way to honor Dad's memory.  Dad… Continue reading Out West Trip Day One

Travel

Let's Go Racing, Boys

Is this a good idea? A few months back, my brother called to see if we would be interested in going to the NASCAR race with him at Daytona international Speedway in July; his company was the hood sponsor for the car, so he could snag us some hot passes and we'd be treated like… Continue reading Let's Go Racing, Boys