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Sunshine Blogger Award

A few weeks ago (I'm a little behind...), Rosie from La Grenouille Anglaise nominated me for my first ever award - the Sunshine Blogger Award (thanks, Rosie!). It's an award given to bloggers by other bloggers who “are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” I'm so honored that I can inspire others...that was really… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

Travels, US National Parks, West Coast US

“I Walked on the Moon” – Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho (part I)

First things first: if you don’t understand the reference in the title of this post, drop everything and go look up Brian Regan on YouTube (well, okay, read the rest of the post first and then go look him up!). He’s my absolute favorite comedian for two reasons: (1) his humor is clean, and (2)… Continue reading “I Walked on the Moon” – Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho (part I)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Spectacular Speleothems – Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah

Because the drive from Grand Junction, CO home to MT would have made for a very long day, we broke it into two days with a stop just south of Salt Lake City, UT at American Fork Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains. I don’t recall where we camped, but I do recall that American Fork… Continue reading Spectacular Speleothems – Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

An Unplanned Adventure – Colorado National Monument

After two wonderful days in Mesa Verde, we’d reached the home stretch of our summer vacation. It was time to head back up north. Our first stop, approximately 4 hours north of Mesa Verde, was the city of Grand Junction, CO where my sister would be touring Mesa State College (now called Colorado Mesa University).… Continue reading An Unplanned Adventure – Colorado National Monument

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Up on Top – Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado (part III)

The remainder of our time at Mesa Verde was spent exploring the rest of the Chapin Mesa area. The end of Chapin Mesa Road splits into three short loops. One leads to Cliff Palace and Balcony House, the second is the Mesa Top loop, and the third is the Spruce Tree Terrace loop. After completing… Continue reading Up on Top – Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado (part III)