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December 29, 2018

Grand Junction and Fruita were encompassed in smoke, not only from California and Durango but from their own fires burning on the nearby Book Cliffs at the edge of town.  It was terrible!  I have never been in smoke that bad before. 

We made our way up to the...

December 28, 2018

 Mesa Verde National Park is truly a National Treasure!  There is so much to see here; so please, please, make sure you give yourself at least two to three days here.

The visitor center should be your first stop.   This is where I recommend buying your ti...

December 27, 2018

 Mount Rainier was so incredibly beautiful! Teddy and I can't wait to show you around!  But first, I'd like to share a picture of Mt. Rainier with you that I took from the plane as I was coming into Seattle.

 Yes, it's July and that is snow and glaciers.  Mt. Raini...

December 26, 2018

 I was joined at Crater Lake National Park by Betty and Don Neff.  Don is my cousin and they were very kind to host me in their home for two nights.

So who took the picture?  You are not going to believe this!

 These guys showed up in a zebra striped car!  You can't...

December 2, 2018

 Getting to Olympic National Park from North Cascades is a pretty unique experience for a mountain girl!  So please indulge me as I share the ferry ride from Fort Casey, WA to Port Townsend, WA. 

 They cram all the vehicles in like sardines in a tin.

I have don...

December 1, 2018

 North Cascades National Park is a beautiful park located northeast of Seattle, Washington next to the Canadian border.  It is also home to Ross Lake National Recreation Area and a power plant located on the river.  It's an odd mix to be sure!

The terrain is e...

November 26, 2018

 Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929.

 As you might imagine, since Grand Teton National Park is right next door to Yellowstone National Park, there is a lot of volcanic and earthquake action here too.  Although it might not seem like it; the landscape is a...

October 3, 2018

 60 miles north of Theodore Roosevelt South Unit is Theodore Roosevelt North Unit.  Descendants of the Longhorn cattle that Teddy Roosevelt had on his ranch are still grazing in the park.  Such big horns!

 We drove the entire length of the park to Oxbow.  It d...

July 26, 2018

After Shenandoah National Park, I drove to Raleigh-Durham, NC to attend a very special dinner with Dr. Liu, NET patients and their caregivers.  What an honor for me to be a part of this great evening.  Everyone was so warm and welcoming!

 I love these people and I...

July 10, 2018

 Another great day in a very interesting National Park!  There were several things that made it a great day, but let's back up to the night before when I flew into the Cleveland Airport.

Ken and Cindy Ertel picked me up from the airport and took me to dinner in Cle...

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