Category Archives: USA Travel

Many Glacier Tour, East Glacier Park

Thursday, June 24, 2021 Since we can’t drive through the park, we are retracing part the route we drove yesterday to get back to the east side. We were told that we should take an alternate route, Looking Glass Hill … Continue reading

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Going Halfway to the Sun, West Glacier Park

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 The drive from Great Falls to Glacier took most of the day. We learned online that the only way to drive the Park’s Going to the Sun Road is to have an entry pass, have a … Continue reading

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Dam Hard to Get To!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 We drove north to Great Falls, Montana, home to five hydroelectric dams on the Missouri River, including Ryan, Rainbow, Black Eagle, Morony, and Cochrane, all providing power to the area. There are also five waterfalls: Rainbow, … Continue reading

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Old Faithful

Monday, June 21, 2021 We drove through Grand Teton National Park again to reach Yellowstone National Park, but this time on a different route. It was great to see the Tetons with the morning sun shining on them. After entering … Continue reading

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Grand Teton National Park

Sunday, June 20, 2021 Before leaving Idaho Falls this morning, we stopped at the Japanese Friendship Garden on the River Walk. It was a lovely interlude before driving to Jackson, Wyoming. About 20 years ago, I visited Jackson, Wyoming, hoping … Continue reading

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The Copper King of Butte, Montana

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Our lodging last night was at the Copper King Mansion, which now operates as a bed and breakfast. Our stay included a tour of the mansion. The 34 room home was built between 1884-1888 for William … Continue reading

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The Richest Hill on Earth

Butte, Montana Friday, June 18, 2021 We arrived in Butte this morning, and first visited the Montana Mineral Museum at the Montana School of Mining. The school was founded in 1900, and the first artifacts acquired in 1901 for teaching … Continue reading

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Flathead Lake and Missoula, MT

Thursday, June 17, 2021 We picked up our rental car this morning, and headed out to explore Whitefish a little bit. We have a couple of goals for this trip – finally visit the states of Montana and Idaho, and … Continue reading

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Hunkered Down in Austin, Texas

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 We left South Padre Island on Monday, and headed to Brownsville, where we had hotel reservations for the night. The hotel had several electric vehicle chargers, all but one occupied by non-electric vehicles. We squeezed our … Continue reading

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Are We Really in South Texas? Ice and Snow!

Monday, February 15, 2021 The last few days on South Padre have been windy and definitely cooler. We’ve given up walking on the beach because it’s hard to stand up. When we do go outside, we’re actually grateful for our … Continue reading

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