Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and Lewis Lake

Continuing beyond Old Faithful, the majority of the thermal features are now in the rearview mirror. But what this area of Yellowstone lacks in geysers it makes up for in mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The Firehole River flows through this area and a few small lakes dot the landscape along the main road. There is… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and Lewis Lake

Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful

In my first Yellowstone post, I left off at Norris Geyser Basin. From here, I’ll continue south through most of the rest of the geyser basins. Though it’s not what the park is most famous for, Yellowstone is a volcano and much of the park is a giant caldera. All of these geyser basins are… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful

Montana, Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part I) – North Entrance to Norris Geyser Basin

I've been blogging for over a year now and yet I've somehow managed to barely mention the one place I've visited more than any other: Yellowstone National Park. I’ve been there at least 50 times (not an exaggeration) and it just never gets old. Consequently, I have well over 2000 photos of the park. Which is… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part I) – North Entrance to Norris Geyser Basin

About me, Montana

Exploring Montana on Skis

I never used to mind winter. And then I moved to New England. Winters here are horrible. The sun sets at 4:15. It’s usually cloudy and cold and windy. And dark. All the time. And when it snows in New England, it really snows. Two feet at a time, leaving us to dig our way out… Continue reading Exploring Montana on Skis

About me, Midwestern US, Travels

Christmas in Ohio

For our final trip of 2011, we headed to Ohio over the holiday break to visit some of my mom’s side of the family. They live in the Cincinnati area but the nearest airport is actually located in Covington, KY, so this trip was also the first time I’d ever been to Kentucky. It’s not… Continue reading Christmas in Ohio

Lists, Southwestern US, Travels

Places I Never Thought I’d Go

Does this ever happen to you? You’re traveling and you end up somewhere you never in a million years thought you’d go? I'm not talking about planned destinations. Like Prince Edward Island, for example. Or Nova Scotia. Those were definitely places that weren’t even on our radar before I moved out east, but when we… Continue reading Places I Never Thought I’d Go

Montana, Travels, US National Parks

Custer’s Last Stand – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana

Our final stop on summer vacation 2011 was back in my home state: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT. This is the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn - also known as Custer's Last Stand - which took place in June 1876. At this location 140 years ago, General George Armstrong Custer and… Continue reading Custer’s Last Stand – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana