Category Archives: Road Trip

I Love a Parade!

December 7, 2019 The city of Prescott, AZ holds an annual parade on the first Saturday of December, although we didn’t know that when we set out this morning. We drove from Sedona to Prescott via Cottonwood and Jerome so … Continue reading

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“In the Distance” by Hernán Diaz

November, 2019 It might be a stretch to call In the Distance a road trip book, as there is very little detail about the lands traversed by Håkan Söderström, who set sail as a lad from Sweden with his older brother, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Lists!

January, 2019 Several years ago I started using a checklist for our trips. I won’t say that it prevents all problems, but it certainly reduces them. I use an Excel spreadsheet ( reflects my background as an accountant/business manager). I’m … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty Four: Multnomah Falls, Oregon

July, 2018   Some of the approaches to Multnomah Falls were closed following the wildfires of 2017.  The waterfall, itself, was evacuated for a while. There is a parking lot next to the falls that fills up early. We beat … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Three – Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan

Fall, 2013 The Presque Isle River empties into Lake Superior in Porcupines Wilderness State Park, ending its journey through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. During that 42 mile journey, the river creates nine different waterfalls, three of which are located in the park. … Continue reading

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Columbia River and Multnomah Falls

Friday, July 27, 2018 We originally planned to drive to southern Oregon today, to visit Crater Lake National Park. However, recent wildfires in the area made that option undesirable. Although the park remains open, the Park Service is recommending that … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge

Thursday, July 26, 2018 We left Olympia this morning and headed to Vancouver, Washington, to visit the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, from which we had a good view of Mount Hood. Established in 1824, the British Fort Vancouver was a … Continue reading

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