Tag: Travel

Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where Bison – commonly called American Buffalo – have lived continuously since prehistoric times. They once covered the Great Plains of North America in numbers estimated as high as 60 million, but were nearly driven…

Come along for a Drive on the Chinook Scenic Byway

I have to admit we live in a beautiful part of the country. So even though our travel has been limited by the pandemic we’re still able to visit many scenic destinations nearby. Recently that meant a drive on the Chinook Scenic Byway. They…

Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island

Last month, in the middle of a rainy spring, we took advantage of a sunny day and headed to Whidbey Island for a first time visit to Ebey’s Landing. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been to Washington’s largest island many times before. In…

Long Beach Peninsula, Discovery Trail and North Head Lighthouse

After three months of mostly staying at home we finally took a mini vacation and headed to the Long Beach Peninsula on Washington’s coast. We checked into our lodging via email, picked up our keys and stayed clear of others. There were no room…

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I…

Sunrise over the Siuslaw River

I’m not much of a morning person but my husband is and had already been out for a walk. We were staying in Florence on the Oregon Coast high above the Siuslaw River. “You should have seen the sunrise,’  he said,  ” it was…

Looking for Rainbows in Hawaii

We didn’t realize it then, but timing is everything.  By some fortuitous planning, we managed a trip to Hawaii in February, completely oblivious to what we’d face upon our return – pandemic, lockdown, and stay-at-home orders. So for Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy…

Dreaming of the Most Beautiful Lakes in the World!

Oh the places we’ll go when we’re freed from our homes!  As for me,  I’m dreaming of the most beautiful lakes in the world – and they’re found in the Canadian Rockies!  Don’t believe me?  Let me show you! We’ll start in Banff with…

Water, Fire and Ice!

In celebration of Earth Day this week, I thought I’d give you a tour of water, fire and ice from my place in the world. The first picture is not my own as I have not yet scaled these heights.  Still, can you see…

Sweet and Savory from the Aloha Bowl!

Two months ago – seems like a lifetime – we visited Aloha Stadium in Oahu.  No, not to watch football – but to walk it’s perimeter and shop its marketplace. It was close to 80 degrees. I wore sun screen and a hat –…

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