Grand Teton National Park

Anyplace where I can see moose, elk, bison, eagles and either a very large coyote or possibly a wolf, all within a single day, is definitely a place I want to hang out for a while. I had seen the photos of Oxbow Bend, and the Grand Teton peaks, but I wasn’t prepared for the dramatic imposing scale of these mountains as they seem to … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

I had never heard of Lava Hot Springs until the day before I arrived, when I noticed it was just about the right amount of miles between me and the Grand Tetons for an overnight stop.  I ended up staying two nights in this quiet little community whose claim to fame is their world famous hot springs. I arrived in Idaho after a longer than usual … Continue reading Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Death Valley National Park

Oops!  How did I miss publishing this post on Death Valley?  Oh well, I goofed and here it is! “Did you know Death Valley is almost the exact same size as the state of Connecticut?” That was the question posed to me by the Park Ranger as I picked up my park map and newspaper at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center, and no, I did … Continue reading Death Valley National Park

Northern California

I made it to the West Coast!  It took me two months via a crazy route, but I made it. I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting, but I think I had California all wrong in my head.  My experience with the area was limited primarily to business trips through the LA and San Diego area, when I was rushed and driving from one … Continue reading Northern California

Life on the Road (So Far)

Today is the halfway mark on my four month trip around the lower 48 states.  It’s been amazing!  I’ve made it all the way to the southernmost part of the U.S., and to the lowest point in the North America.  I’ve watched dolphins play in the Atlantic, swam with fish in the Gulf of Mexico, descended into the depths of Carlesbad, hiked hundreds of miles, … Continue reading Life on the Road (So Far)