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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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We dreamed of visiting Yellowstone National Park in winter for years, and in 2021 we finally took the plunge. Visiting in winter is a such a different experience from summer that it’s practically a different park. Yellowstone receives about the … 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
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
Presenting the 2019 edition of the best things we ate and drank during our year in travel. (Ordered chronologically) Food 1. Chilaquiles – Lunitas : Gibsons, BC 2. Ling Cod – Drift : Gibsons, BC 3. Crispy Brussels Sprouts – Wobbly Canoe : Sechelt, … Continue reading
Presenting the 2018 edition of the best things we ate and drank on our 2018 travels. (Ordered chronologically) Food 1. Six course tasting menu – The Lakely : Eau Claire, WI 2. Umami Mama Pizza – Young Joni : Minneapolis, MN … Continue reading
During our three week vacation in June/July we hiked a grand total of 102.5 miles, 33.9 of which were in Yosemite National Park. This park contains an incredible 800 miles of trails, so we’re just scratching the surface here, but we … Continue reading
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on another year of travel, specifically the food and beverage department. Our spring break getaway focused on the southwestern states of Arizona, Nevada and California, while summer had us … Continue reading
Click for larger view Experiencing local flavor is always a goal of ours while on the road. One of our favorite places to find it is craft breweries, because these days it seems almost every town has its own. … Continue reading
It’s that time again, when we look back and remember the best of our year in travel. Spring break found us in the southwest, with one meal even happening after crossing the Rio Grande into Mexico. In the summer we … Continue reading
Some cities have an automatic slot on any must-visit list, others are hidden gems. Finding those that exceed expectations is one of the best parts of traveling. Here are five cities that won us over with combinations of history, culture and charm. … Continue reading