Category Archives: Road Trip

Sandcastles and Sea Turtles

Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 – 4, 2021 Wednesday was a very quiet day. We tried driving to Boca Chica Beach (where yesterday’s launch occurred), hoping to see what the launch pad looked like after the crash. However, the road … Continue reading

Posted in Road Trip, Texas, Uncategorized, USA Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Starship Launch and Crash

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 We learned that SpaceX was planning a test launch today, so we headed to nearby Isla Blanca Beach to find a place where we could get a good view. We weren’t alone! SpaceX’s plan was to … Continue reading

Posted in Road Trip, Spacecraft, Texas, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Breaking the Travel Fast

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – Saturday, January 30 It’s been one year to the day since we completed our last real trip. We had cruised the Panama Canal in January, landing in California just as COVID-19 was starting to become … Continue reading

Posted in Road Trip, Tesla, Texas, USA Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Mighty Mississippi

July, 2020 The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America. It is also the second-largest drainage system on the continent. The Hudson Bay drainage system lays claim to first place in both categories. The Mississippi drains parts of … Continue reading

Posted in Minnesota, Mississippi River, Road Trip, USA Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Arizona, Prescott, Red Rock, Road Trip, USA Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Book Review, Hernán Diaz, Road Trip | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Air Travel, International Travel, Road Trip, Train Travel, USA Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Oregon, Road Trip, Waterfalls | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Michigan, Road Trip, Waterfalls | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bonneville Dam, Columbia River, McMenamin’s Detention Bar, National Historic Landmark, Oregon, Powell’s Books, Road Trip, Stephen E. Ambrose, USA Travel | 1 Comment