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- 06.12.22 : The Thai sala at Olbrich Botanical Gardens reflected in an adjacent pool. The pavilion was given to the University of Wisconsin, Madison by the Thai government and the Thai chapter of the UW Alumni association. It is one of only four such structures located outside Thailand.05.28.22 : There are few places greener than Iowa in early summer. Trail view near the Little Bear Mound Group at Effigy Mounds National Monument.Happy National Trails Day 2022! Photo from 07.19.21, steps along the Taylor Creek trail in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park.05.28.22 : Overlooking the Mighty Mississippi from Hanging Rock at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. We hiked 6 miles round trip from the visitor center to this point, passing numerous prehistoric burial mounds along the way. Pic 2 shows some circular mounds near Hanging Rock, others are shaped like bears or birds.04.15.22 : I should probably stop posting winter scenes since it’s now June… but here’s one final shot from Rocky Mountain National Park in April.04.25.22 : Lone tree in Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Last year felt mostly back to normal in the travel department. We did a freshly-vaccinated spring road trip to Moab, UT and then returned to the skies for our big 3-week summer trip and our December trek through Yellowstone. We … Continue reading
For the most part, travel was back to normal in 2021, which meant a return to our usual form of finding the best food and drink wherever we go. The following is our list of the best things we ate … Continue reading
We knew we were planning on hitting some remote sites on last summer’s trip, so we rented a pickup truck to help us get there. We were impressed just how rugged and unspoiled some of these places actually were. We … Continue reading
Some statistics on our March 26-April 4 road trip to Moab, Utah.
Elevations of locations along our summer road trip route mapped and shown in a linear diagram (below). The labels get pretty small, so click to zoom and get the close-up view.
Travel was somewhat limited in 2020, but we still managed to eat and drink some amazing things and stay in some great lodging. This year’s list leans more heavily on pizza and beer than usual due to pandemic-related convenience (not … Continue reading
2020 was a lighter travel year than usual for us. Most of our original plans had to be scrapped, including our entire spring trip to Utah in April. Our summer trip was drastically altered to avoid air travel any any … Continue reading
Some informative information and statistics from our Covid-altered summer road trip to some of the more remote sections of the U.S. (July 14-August 1, 2020)
Some statistics from our 2019 year in travel. See Photos from our Trips here: Spring Break Vancouver/Sunshine Coast Summer Canadian Rockies Trip