Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Archive for the ‘Ecology’ Category

Exploring Grand Teton National Park

A few months ago I spent a weekend with Moe, a contra dance friend from the east coast. She is now a National Park Ranger stationed in Grand Teton National Park. I can’t think of a better way to explore a park than with your own personal ranger as guide. (more…)

How Living in Yellowstone National Park Changed Me

The coolest thing about living inside the park for nearly 6 months has been the wildlife. The scariest thing about living here has been the wildlife. When I drove from Texas last April, I was entranced by the vision of bison grazing far in the distance beyond the Madison River ala Dances with Wolves. I thought this what was Yellowstone would be like – glimpses of wildlife from afar. (more…)

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

August 25th is the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service. After watching Ken Burns PBS Special on the National Parks a few years ago, I knew that visiting as many parks as possible would be a priority on my RVing adventure. Working and living in Yellowstone National Park for 6 months this year is a dream come true. (more…)

World Birding Centers – South Padre Island & Roma Bluffs, TX

A birder since 2007 and full-time RVer, I was thrilled to find a short-term workcamping job listed on the Escapees job board for the World Birding Center at Roma Bluffs, TX. There are nine World Birding Centers located in the lower Rio Grande Valley: (more…)

Golden, CO, a Gold Mine of a Town

Spent a week at Chief Hosa Campground in Golden, CO, and fell fast and hard for this gold mine of a town. There were so many things to do in this historic small town, but stumbling upon the Five Star Baking Gluten Free Company just off of Washington Street was an unexpected treat. (more…)

Denver, CO & Rocky Mountain High

Spent several weekends dining & exploring Denver, CO. Started the food tour with excellent Greek food in my son’s neighborhood. He moved here just over a year ago and loves this city of sunshine and diversity. It was fun to explore Denver through his eyes, including this view off the rooftop dining room (more…)

den of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

There’s a wish list stored on my phone with all the “best places” my friends (and strangers) have suggested I visit. Everywhere I go I ask “Where is the best place you’ve ever visited?” and record their answers. There are so many that I’ve broken down the list by state. I wish I could remember who first suggested Garden of the Gods, but when the RVers next to me mentioned it, it rang a bell. (more…)

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