Category Archives: National Parks

Pipestone National Monument

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 It was so nice to sleep in this morning. Our first priority as we left Cheyenne was to find a car wash. Our car was so covered by dust that neither of us wanted to touch … Continue reading

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Two Below, or Why We Don’t Always Love Minnesota

Saturday, December 10, 2016 I started this blog about 3 1/2 years ago, to journal about a road trip with my father, age 90 at the time. He turned 94 a few days ago and we’re on another road trip, … Continue reading

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Denali National Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 Afternoon When Denali National Park and Preserve was established in 1917, it comprised about 2 million acres at that time. More area was added in 1980, including some wildlife preserves, bringing the total park to over … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails, Talkeetna to Denali

Thursday, August 18, 2016 On our final morning at the Talkeetna Lodge, we walked one of several trails on the property. We kept our eyes open for moose as one had been seen on the property in the last few … Continue reading

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The Great One

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 We’re staying at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge located about 50 miles from Denali’s base. The grounds here are beautiful, and the weather has allowed us to enjoy our surroundings so very much. The fireweed here are releasing … Continue reading

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Object to Which the Action of the Sea is Directed

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 The name Alaska comes from an Aleut word meaning Great Land or Object to Which the Action of the Sea is Directed. The largest state geographically, it consists of over 663,000 square miles, almost as many square miles … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay

Saturday, August 13, 2016 We woke to rain and fog again as we entered Glacier Bay National Park. In spite of the rain, we decided to walk around the deck in order to see as much as possible. It didn’t … Continue reading

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