I love maps, but it’s so easy to fall into the habit of using my digital device for driving directions. That is, until I want to take a really scenic route rather than the direct route. Then it’s time to pull out my old Indigo Girls CD and “Get Out The Map!” Where do we… Continue reading Get out the map!
While the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands provides a birds eye view of the northern part of the Park, the Needles District puts you right in at the base of the action. Even the drive into the Park, which is a pretty long slog from Moab, provides amazing views of valleys and cliffs.… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
Canyonlands National Park, in south eastern Utah, is breathtaking in every direction. We started our two day (way too short) exploration of Canyonlands in the Island in the Sky area in the northern part of the Park. The name “Island in the Sky” refers to the visitors’ vantage point from the mesa overlooking enormous canyons… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky
Dead Horse Point State Park, just north of Moab, Utah, sits on a mesa about 2000 feet above the canyon floor where the Colorado River has carved a deep channel that snakes through the valley. Dead Horse Point derives its name from a legend, so says the literature handed out at the park entrance, about… Continue reading Dead Horse Point State Park
Having been stuck at home for the better part of the six months while the pandemic swirls around us, we are always in search of safe, close by adventures. Biking, particularly on country roads and other sparsely populated areas, has become our primary adventure. For a little variety from the in-town trails, we took off… Continue reading Landon Nature Trail
Crystal Bridges, the world-class art museum founded by Alice Walton, is tucked into a wooded area on the northern edge of Bentonville, in the northwest corner of Arkansas. The museum’s name derives from the architecture of the building, designed by Moshe Safdie, with floor to ceiling windowed connecting sections of the building bridging waters that… Continue reading Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The Notre-Dame Cathedrale was engulfed in flames today. Our hearts are heavy for the residents of Paris, the people of France and the parishioners of the Cathedrale.
(More catching up from October 2017) It’s good we planned to splurge a little on our first California winery trip. Thrifty, savvy and sophisticated were not attributes we possessed, but we certainly had fun! We planned to visit just a few wineries and consulted with the leader of our wine tasting group about where to… Continue reading Amateurs at the Wineries
Kite surfing off the Pacific Coast on a cool breezy day – Waddell Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California – October 2017
October 2017 – our tickets were bought a month beforehand to visit Napa and Sonoma, California, but the devastating wild fires, still uncontrolled at the time, caused us to rethink our destination. Friends and family gave us great advice on visiting the Monterey and Carmel area. We could not have asked for a more beautiful… Continue reading A Salvaged West Coast Adventure