East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VII)

A couple months ago, I spent some time discussing the parks along the western half of the Connecticut shoreline. Well, today it’s time to focus on the eastern half, using the city of New Haven as the dividing line. This selection of parks includes two old forts, a beautiful mansion and gardens, and what is –… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VII)

East Coast US, New England

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VI)

It’s been a while, but it's time for the next Connecticut State Parks post! There will probably be only one more after this, as I’ve finally almost made it through the list of parks I visited in my six years in Connecticut. The first four parks in today’s post Pat and I actually visited in the… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VI)

Montana, Travels

El Hoompo de Boofalo

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park – or, as Pat called it in a failed attempt to speak Spanish, 'El Hoompo de Boofalo' – is located near Three Forks, Montana, 7 miles (11 km) off I-90 on a gravel road. The park itself is very tiny – just 1 square mile – but it’s full of… Continue reading El Hoompo de Boofalo

Montana, Travels

Gold Rush! – Bannack State Park, Montana

When people find out I’m from Montana, I’ve come to expect a certain variety of questions: Do I ride horses? Have I ever shot a gun? Do I own cowboy boots? Did I grow up on a farm? And – sometimes – do we have cell phones and internet way out there? The answers: no,… Continue reading Gold Rush! – Bannack State Park, Montana

Northeastern US, Travels

High in the ‘Gunks – Minnewaska State Park, New York

I’m a big fan of Groupon. I know I’ve mentioned this before. They have great stuff, everything from discount trips to Europe to tours of local breweries. As it turns out, they also on occasion offer discounted stays at local campgrounds, which is how this trip was born. I didn’t know at the time that… Continue reading High in the ‘Gunks – Minnewaska State Park, New York

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part IV)

When I first started this Connecticut State Parks series, I was thinking it would be 3 or 4 posts long. Turns out I drastically underestimated the number of state parks Pat and I have been to. I’m actually pretty impressed with us – the number is somewhere around 35. But what’s even more impressive is… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part IV)

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part III)

In June of 2014, Pat and I passed an important milestone for any adventurous couple – surviving our first camping trip together! It was a fairly last-minute decision, and we didn’t even have our own camping gear at this point. But we wanted to get out and explore, so we managed to borrow what we… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part III)