Camping, Hiking, Montana, National Parks/Etc., United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Caldera Tales – Day 1: Trout Lake, Lost Creek Falls, Petrified Tree, & the Lamar Valley

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir September 6, 2021... the day had arrived to head back to one of my favorite places ever, Yellowstone National Park. After spending five days/four… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 1: Trout Lake, Lost Creek Falls, Petrified Tree, & the Lamar Valley

Activities, National Parks/Etc., Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Our final day, and we were sad. The weather decided to match our mood, and it was pouring rain as we stepped out of our cozy room at Ocean Shores Resort. Such melancholy 😦 We would have a few hours of driving to reach our first destination of the day, Cape Disappointment. We set out… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Hiking, National Parks/Etc., United States, Waterfalls, Work Travel Life, Wyoming

PNW Teaser – Part 3: Marymere Falls, Ruby Beach, Kalaloch Beach, and Ocean Shores

When there are just too many photos for one post... Continuing where we left off in Part 2... Marymere Falls! Janice expertly squeezed our wide body sports car into one of the last spots in the crowded parking lot at the Storm King Ranger Station, and we set off for a three mile hike among… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 3: Marymere Falls, Ruby Beach, Kalaloch Beach, and Ocean Shores

Activities, Hiking, National Parks/Etc., United States, Washington, Waterfalls, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser Part 2: Point No Point Lighthouse, Olympic National Park, and Madison Falls

You know its a good adventure when it is so jam packed that a single day must be split into two blog posts due to all the amazing photos! This day would start Janice's and my adventure around the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. I had been up the 101 to Port Angeles about a decade… Continue reading PNW Teaser Part 2: Point No Point Lighthouse, Olympic National Park, and Madison Falls

National Parks/Etc., Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens

Hey, remember airplanes and traveling for work? Well, I suppose some people never gave up those items, but the last time I was on an airplane I was leaving a meeting at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta where I watched them initiate emergency operations for that new coronavirus circulating... it was January 2020.… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens