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…)
Posts tagged ‘Travel’
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.
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…)
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…)