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Yellowstone, October 5, Day 34

Wyoming is like one giant national park. No sooner do you leave the Tetons going north than you land in Yellowstone, America’s very first (and some would say best) national park, established in 1872. This is where we expected to … Continue reading

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Teton Post Script, October 5 (Day 34)

It’s just impossible to leave Teton National Park without “one more photo.” We woke long before dawn so we could catch the glorious sunrise. After two days here, we’re so jaded we thought it was just “meh.” Lots more interesting than … Continue reading

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Teton National Park – All Tetons, All the Time (Days 31 to 33) October 2 to 4

Light your pine-scented candle and join us on our journey up and down the 300,000 acres of Grand Teton National Park. The mountain views and wildlife are truly extraordinary, starting with the tallest mountain, Grand Teton, snow-covered and bordered by … Continue reading

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Westward Ho the Wagons – Day 30 on the vicious trail west

We’re following the path of the Oregon Trail. It’s a dismal, rainy day, but we’re comfortable in our climate-controlled car with fresh water and snacks within arm’s reach. What was it like for the settlers moving west in the 1850s? … Continue reading

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What makes a land bad? (Sep 28 to 29) Day 28 South Dakota

Amazing Badlands photos at the end, so keep reading… Horatio Alger said “Go west, young man.” Even before that, frontierspeople left friends and family to brave the dangers of the westerly frontier. So on a beautiful fall day, we followed … Continue reading

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The Real Thing. Monday September 22 (Day 21)…Columbus Ohio

“Colorful” is an apt description for Mark and Sue Real, although “passionate” and “knowledgeable” would be good contenders too. We were struck by myriad bright colors and textures from the moment we stepped into the house and saw the variety … Continue reading

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