Middle America: Flatlands, Badlands, and Faces in Rocks

Leaving Yellowstone, we had to do some driving. And driving and driving and driving. I had driven all around the park that day, so once we got out of the park, we stopped in Cody, WY to switch. There was a whole lotta nothing, then the Bighorn National Forest, which isn't so much a forest…

The Last of Yellowstone: Snow, Canyon, Mud, Bears!

We have now left Yellowstone. The consensus (can there be a consensus between two people?) is that we shall have to return again someday. Off season was a neat time to come, because there were not very many people here, but it might be nice to come in better weather, to see the thermals in…

Glacier to Yellowstone: Mammoth, Norris, Old Faithful

So Jim and I are here in Yellowstone! Yesterday we left Glacier National Park, early in the morning. I discovered that I somehow had left my boots in Portland, and the only shoes I had otherwise were TOMS, which are *great* hiking shoes (not). So after we got some coffee and GNP postcards, we went…

Photo(s) of the Week: Fireworks!

Hi folks! Here are some photos I took from Queen Anne of the fireworks show last week. I'd never been to the fireworks show in Seattle, so when my mom and boyfriend and I went, we decided against Gasworks Park because we'd heard the crowds were insane. BUT, the spot we chose on Queen Anne…