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

Posts tagged ‘Travel’

On the Trail of Lewis & Clark

While workcamping in Yellowstone Association bookstores this season, we were encouraged to read books off the shelf during slow times so I picked up Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage, a historical accounting of Thomas Jefferson’s orders to send Meriwether Lewis and William Clark across uncharted country to discover a watery trade route from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. (more…)

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…)

Contra Dance Review – Bear Hug, Flathead Lake, MT

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I was really jonesing for a contra dance weekend and jumped at the chance to attend Bear Hug Contra in mid-September on Flathead Lake, Montana. About a 6 hour drive from Yellowstone and 90 minutes from Glacier National Park, I figured I could make a long weekend out of it and see Glacier while I was in the area. Friends told me how beautiful the Flathead Lake area was, but when I spied it from the highway to the south, I exclaimed out loud “Oh wow.” Even though nobody else was in the car.

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Find Your Park(s)

There is a campaign going on this year of the National Park Service Centennial called Find Your Park. My boss told me about a fun quiz on their website that I took for fun.

Called the National Park Personality Quiz, you basically click on your favorite photo and answer 11 simple questions like “If you were a tree, what would it be?” Taking the quiz on my smartphone, I just picked the prettiest picture from the tiny options. (more…)

Gypsy, Rose and Lee Go RVing

Since leaving my day job last week and selling my sticks & bricks house two weeks ago, life has either drifted along idyllically or I’ve been caught in a chain of rapids. And it’s all good. (more…)

Weighed Down

My life is being distilled down to its essence. That’s a good thing, but is challenging physical and internal work. After deciding several months ago to transition from my beloved house in the Appalachian Mountains to a tiny house on wheels (an ultra light travel trailer with 200 sq ft of living space) the process of purging has been underway on all levels. (more…)

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