Category Archives: and Critters in General

Veins of Coal

Back in September of 2017, we made our second visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in South Dakota — this time to hike (since I couldn’t manage that in 2016). And what a great place to hike! After the three-mile … Continue reading

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Allowing for Wallowa

This past August we spent a few weeks just outside Joseph, Oregon, at Wallowa Lake, our second visit to this spot. It would have been our third except we cancelled reservations one year when wildfires kept air quality at lousy … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay

Where’s the best place to get out of the heat? The coast, of course. Last year was a coast-to-coast year (we went from the Pacific to the Atlantic and back… so maybe it was a coast-to-coast-to-coast year!); 2017 is a … Continue reading

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Yuma Winter

We didn’t get to Yuma during the 2015-2016 winter season except for a brief stop-over on an otherwise snowy trip north to pick up our Jeep (has it been over a year already?!?!), so we were more than ready to … Continue reading

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Look Harder

Let’s get one thing straight: there is nothing boring out there. There are no dull stretches of highway. Every small town holds something amazing. If you look around and think, “There’s nothing here,” look again. Look harder — because you’re … Continue reading

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Before Leaving the OBX…

…there are just a few things deserving mention that didn’t fit into the previous posts about our nearly month-long stay on Hatteras Island in North Carolina this past May. Here are just a few. First…. birds! In this case, we … Continue reading

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OBX in the Spring

Being on the ocean shore of North Carolina during early April meant birds were enjoying the warm weather on the beach as much as we were. This Whimbrel casually scoured the waves, looking for a tasty morsel… …while a male … Continue reading

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