CATEGORY

Lewis and Clark

Spirit Mound

Spirit Mound

In search of more information about the history of this area we visited the headquarter of the Missouri National Recreational River in Yankton, South Dakota and talked with a ranger. Following that conversation we headed half an hour east to Spirit Mound Historic...

read more
Mead Cultural Center

Mead Cultural Center

Cottonwood Campground, a COE campground at the foot of Gavins Point Dam between Lewis & Clark Lake and Yankton Lake just a few miles from the town of Yankton in southeastern South Dakota is our home for three nights. It's just across the Missouri River from...

read more
The Maximilian-Bodmer Exhibit

The Maximilian-Bodmer Exhibit

The two of us have officially had our minds blown. As a part of today's 1 PM tour of New Harmony, Indiana beginning at The Atheneum Visitors Center, we were able to visit the Maximilian-Bodmer Exhibit which tells the story of a German naturalist and a Swiss artist...

read more
Pomp’s Final Resting Place

Pomp’s Final Resting Place

What a fabulous find! The brown sign on US-95 indicated Charbonneau Grave Site 3 miles. There are two possible routes from Crane to Caldwell. We chose the southern option, OR-78 to US-95, for no particular reason other than it seems we traveled US-20 east from Crane...

read more
Casper

Casper

When we checked the Travel Ideas by State list that we keep in Notes on our iPhones, we remembered that one of the places we've been wanting to visit is the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today we enjoyed the excellent multi-media...

read more
Dignity and Bison Burgers

Dignity and Bison Burgers

Heading west from Lake Thompson it was an easy jog into DeSmet to replenish our food supply at Maynard's Foods before continuing our journey. It's a great small town full service grocery offering everything we need without too many choices and very friendly service to...

read more
Fort Mandan 

Fort Mandan 

After a nice lunch in Washburn we arrived at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center just before 3:30PM and learned that today's last tour of the Fort Mandan replica 2 miles away would begin at 4PM so we abbreviated our visit to the museum. We did learn a few new...

read more
Sakakawea Lived Here 

Sakakawea Lived Here 

See Introduction Park Video Long long ago when Karen was in early elementary school, her Dad would read aloud to hear at bedtime. Sometimes they were historical novels aimed at young readers. One of the books was about Sacajawea, Bird Woman. Today we visited the Knife...

read more
Keelboat Park

Keelboat Park

After determining that we've met the criteria for adding North Dakota to our map and adding said sticker, we headed north on Highway 1806. Today's journey from Fort Rice Recreation Area to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park through Dakota farmland and the eastern edge of...

read more
Astoria

Astoria

See Lewis & Clark Video See Maritime Museum Video It dawned a beautiful day. We found an independent bakery and got scones, cookies, and snack bars then headed from Vancouver, WA to Astoria, OR. We visited the Columbia River Maritime Museum, wondered if our...

read more

Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

Enjoy exploring, and leave us comments! We love hearing from you. And if you’d like to follow us, Subscribe by signing up at the bottom of this page.

 

Categories

Use the dropdowns to see sub-categories, or navigate the archives by month.

OUR VERY

LATEST

Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.