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Monthly archives: June, 2016

Nova Scotia – Cabot Trail

September 18th and 29th, 2015 – Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada – Scenery for every occasion on this long day’s drive (I recommend longer).  Low bank……


Northern Night

September 20th-28th, 2015 – Newfoundland Canada – Finally, some skies clear of both light and smoke.  Enough so I’ve been able to play with the camera on some cold crisp nights.  So that I have a few pictures to share of what I see looking up into the darkness.

Traveling so far away from dense population……


Eclipse Over Newfoundland

September 28th, 2015 – Codroy Newfoundland – The weather had been really windy with a deep layer of clouds right up until an hour or so before the eclipse on September 28th.  The forecast had been calling for clearing just about local midnight, right when the total eclipse was due to end.  But the clouds……


Gros Morne National Park (2 of 2) – Tablelands

September 26th, 2015 – Gros Morne NP, NL Canada –  The Tablelands is worth a visit.  This area of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is a bronze barren section of the earth’s mantle left exposed as tectonic plates have drifted.  The relative lack of vegetation and the unusual color make it feel otherworldly.


Gros Morne National Park (1 of 2)

September 20th-28th, 2015 – Gros Morne NP, NL CanadaGros Morne National park is on the west end……


Cape Spear – Newfoundland

September 24th, 2015 – Cape Spear, Newfoundland – I was the first person in North America to see the sun come up……


Newfoundland Ferry

September 20th & 28th, 2015 – Nova Scotia to Newfoundland Ferry – I finally had convinced myself that I should take the ferry to Newfoundland.  Good thing as Newfoundland was a highlight to me akin to northern Alaska.  And, the word ferry describes the purpose, but probably doesn’t conjure up the picture of these huge……


Green Gables National Heritage Place

September 16th, 2015 – Prince Edward Island – The Green Gables National Heritage Place – as the fictional character Anne would say of the place, so……


Prince Edward Island (PEI)

September 15th-17th, 2015 – Prince Edward Island (PEI) –  Prince Edward Island (PEI) has a lot of sandy beaches.  Much……


Pardon Me, Just Passing Through

September 12th-15th, 2015 – New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island – New Plans!  Fall colors are late this year and Maine isn’t far enough east.  So I am bound for the Maritime Provinces of Canada, then coming back for the fall colors.

When I was in Alaska I decided I should……


Watkins Glen (Vintage Cars plus Scenery)

September 10th-12th – Watkins Glen, NY –  From when I was young I had an idea that I would visit Watkins Glen.  Then it was about cars,……


A Taste of Pittsburgh

September 8th-10th – Pittsburgh, PA – A good friend from scouting has been working remotely from Pittsburgh for several years now, and I wanted to drop by and say hello.  He gave me a grand tour and we shared a great dinner at his treat.  A little lesson in geography and a stay at a……


Rolling Past ‘Home’

September 6th-8th – Michigan and Ohio – The trailer was built in southeast Ohio, and that’s where we’re heading next.  South over the Mackinac Bridge, down through Michigan I passed through Frankenmuth.  Now into Ohio, a couple days at Maumee Bay near Toledo, bought gas for the low price of $1.81/gal, then south past the……


Where the Lakes Meet

September 2nd-6th – North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan – “Proceeding generally Eastward.”  I dropped in at several visitor’s centers, talked with people, looked at maps, and read lots of literature.  In the end however I looked at a map and decided I would head for “the place on the map where three of the……


Fort Pierre National Grassland

September 2nd, 2015 – Fort Pierre, SD –  Sunflower fields, foggy farmlands, and control over headlights were my rewards.  So far in my eastward trip I felt like I hadn’t been “camping” enough, just staying at developed campgrounds.  The web site for Fort Pierre National Grassland suggested that dispersed camping was allowed within……


Needles Highway

September 1st, 2015 – Black Hills, SD – The Needles Highway in the Black Hills is another great bit of road.  Alas, I was having……


Wind Cave National Park

September 1st, 2015 – Black Hills, SD – When I stumbled onto the Iron Mountain Highway I was really just headed towards Wind Cave National Park, and the campground there.  I finally arrived at dusk, saw a ranger talk, and spent the night.  In the morning I did a quick walk through of the visitor’s……


Iron Mountain

August 31st, 2015 – Black Hills, SD – When you leave Mount Rushmore and head east along highway 244 towards Keystone you come to highway 16A.  North……


Mount Rushmore

August 31, 2015 – Mount Rushmore, SD – I hadn’t visited Mount Rushmore since I was about 12 years old. So another stop was due. I chose to take the scenic route through the mountains rather than get back on I-90 and bypass it all. It did take a bit longer, but I enjoyed both……


Devil’s Tower

August 31, 2015 – Devil’s Tower, WY –  Complications in finding a place to park for the night lead to a late night side trip and a morning surprise.


Powder River Pass

August 30, 2015 – Powder River Pass, WY – Since this is really a driving trip, I have been seeking out the unusual roads to travel.  Powder River Pass is a 9,666 foot high point along Highway 16 east of Yellowstone.


150K Miles on Jeep

August 28, 2015 – Yellowstone – While I was in Yellowstone my 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s odometer turned over 150,000 miles.  I found a spot to pull over and……


Yellowstone (5 of 5) – Other Animals

August 24-30, 2015 – Yellowstone – This is Yellowstone post number five, “Other Animals”.  Elk, pronghorn, fish, wolves, sheep, deer.  Yellowstone is a great place to see wildlife.  Little guys like chipmunks and squirrels are everywhere and like the birds are very interesting to watch, always active, always doing something.


Yellowstone (4 of 5) – Bison

August 24-30, 2015 – Yellowstone – This is Yellowstone post number four, “Bison”.  The American Bison, or as we used to say “Buffalo” is the big guy on the plains.  The first one you see you will take a lot of photos, but two things I can guarantee, you will see another, and I……


Yellowstone (3 of 5) – The Birds

August 24-30, 2015 – Yellowstone – This is Yellowstone post number three, “The Birds”.  It wasn’t intended for the birds, but about them, but I guess you get to decide the quality for yourself.  The other posts are Old Faithful, The Tour, Bison, and Other Animals.


Yellowstone (2 of 5) – The Tour

Great Fountain Geyser under the moon. Long exposure.

August 24-30, 2015 – Yellowstone National Park – (Above: Geyser under the moon) While traveling the grand loop I had my eye out for the little side trips.  This resulted in heading along some less traveled roads, since I didn’t have the trailer in tow. And with a bit more attention to the north side……


Yellowstone (1 of 5) – Old Faithful Area

Wandering in Yellowstone there is always something new playing out in front of you.  I love the variety and the complexity.  This trip I spent six days in the park.  For the blog, I have divided it up into five themed posts.  This is number one, “Old Faithful Area”.  It focuses on the upper geyser……


West Yellowstone – Finally a Grizzly?

August 26th, 2015 – West Yellowstone, Montana – I arrived in the Yellowstone area early on the 24th.  That day and the next I explored the west side including Old Faithful.  Frustrated by overloaded networks in the park, I took a quick trip back out to West Yellowstone on the 26th.  Suffering similar frustration for……


Searching for 9 Posts

I’m searching for email copies of 9 specific posts from last year prior to the crash.

I am particularly interested in finding the first two, because they are next in line.

Finally a Grizzly?
Yellowstone (2 of 5) – The Tour
Pardon Me, Just Passing Through
Nova Scotia – Cabot Trail
Eclipse over Newfoundland
Philadelphia
Washington DC
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Shenandoah National Park

If you……