Where the Buffalo Roam…

Our next destination on our continuing voyage east brings us to the Black Hills area of South Dakota and all the tourist attractions it offers. We hit the area about 1.5 weeks before the HUGE 75th anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally. When we dropped anchor in Custer, we saw a few motorcycles, but by...
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Glacier National Park: Highline Trail

above: part of the Highline Trail We woke up early for our big day. Incidentally, we found a great web site with details about all of Glacier’s hikes… here’s Hiking Glacier‘s information about the Highline-Loop Trail. We headed out nice and early and had an easy drive (no tourist traffic yet!), arriving at The Loop...
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Ready to turn back east

above: our hazy view from Hurricane Hill Port Angeles, WA is our last stop before we start our long trek east back towards home (I guess it’s technically not home anymore, but it’ll always be my figurative home). I can’t believe it’s been 14 months and we’ve only made it 3/4 of the way around...
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Driveway camping in Washington

  above: our view of Mt. Saint Helens from the road to parking area. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to “Driveway Camp” (camp in friend’s or family member’s driveway). Until now we’d done it in New Hampshire, Long Island NY, and our most recent time was all the way back in October in Florida....
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Footsore but impressed

above: amazing views of Mt. Hood as we approached Portland As we continued to meander through the Pacific Northwest, we landed in Boring, OR (I think they must have heard every joke in the book). Barton Park is a great little county park about 30 miles east of Portland right by the Clackamas River. That meant...
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A Bend in our Route

When we originally made our plans to travel up the Pacific coast from San Diego to Seattle, we envisioned staying as close to the coast as possible by taking US-101 most of the way. We’ve heard from pretty much everyone that the Oregon coast is not to be missed. After reaching the northern end of...
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Holed up, hermited homebodies

above: Fern Canyon Crescent City, CA, our final stop in CA! From Redcrest, we headed north to Crescent City, but this time we made a side trip along our route. Usually we’ll find a destination and use Red to drive to various spots nearby; however, Mike really wanted to check out Fern Canyon, where parts of Jurassic...
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