Trip Log – Last Entry

We left Kansas yesterday and made a dash for home.  I guess we were just getting too antsy to get back to our home digs and out of the daily hotel-to-hotel mode.  We made it back last night… Read More

Trip Log – KS Capital, Brown vs… ,KC

                                    We started off today with our usual trip the the State capital. Of course, for Kansas that was Topeka. It turned out that the… Read More

Trip Log – What about Kansas??

 Ok, after today here is my short description of Kansas: hot cows, wind farms, oil,  amber waves of grain and………Ike. Until now I have always thought of Kansas as the State where you get across it as fast… Read More

Trip Log – Thoughts of Colorado

I have been thinking about how to summarize our visit to Colorado and here it is.   Colorado is probably the most diverse State we have been to in several different aspects. Of course the terrain is diverse. There… Read More

Fort Bent and Kansas….

             As I mentioned last night we found a reconstructed fort in eastern Colorado to visit today.  I have been looking for a plains fort like this for the whole trip and am I… Read More

Trip Log – Found a fort and a chimney

              After looking over all the literature we had collected at the Colorado visitor’s center I did find a reconstructed plains fort. It is located near La Junta Colorado which is in… Read More

Trip Log – Mesa Verde National Park

             We spent today in Mesa Verde National Park.  That is the park in SW Colorado where the indian cliff dwellers once lived.  They lived there about 1000 AD so it was many… Read More

Trip Log – Durango RR Trip

                    Today we drove a total of 3.6 miles. It was good to be out of the car all day for a change. We boarded the Train into the… Read More

Trip Log – Ouray Colorado!!

              Boy did I misjudge the trip today when I was planning it yesterday. It turned out the Durango was still 110 miles away, not the 50 I estimated! And much of… Read More

Trip Log – Colorful Colorado

                   We left Salina Utah this morning but not before we went back and got a picture of Mom’s Cafe and downtown Salina (all 12 buildings). :)  We then hopped onto… Read More

Trip Log – Utah (ugh salty!!)

                 When we stopped last night at the Nevada/Utah border it turns out that the west part of town was in Nevada and the east part in Utah. Of course, as… Read More

Trip Log – California dreaming….

Here is my synopsis of California as I promised yesterday.  California is indeed a very beautiful State and the weather is great.  The great redwoods in the northern part of the State are awesome along with mile after… Read More

Trip Log – The Nevada Two Step….

                We did a dance with Nevada today and made it across the State in one day (about 420 miles) as well as the last 80 miles of California. That makes today… Read More

Trip Log – Veggies, veggies, veggies (in search of Garlic)

                        We started our day with a quick stroll back to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the Aquarium there.  Quick that is considering all the walking we did… Read More

Trip Log – San Francisco

If it’s Monday this must be San Francisco :)  .  We got here about 10AM and to our surprise we got into our room right away.  We are about 3 blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf so we headed right… Read More

Trip Log – Sanoma

                 Today was a restful day as all Sundays should be. We slept in, had breakfast at our Inn and then headed for the wineries. The one we stopped at was… Read More

Trip Log – Grape Country

I am posting this Sunday morning as I was just too lazy to do it last night.  We spent Saturday mostly on the road to grape country.  We stopped in Santa Rosa to get info from the visitors… Read More

Trip Log – Oh those redwoods are BIG…

                 I am making this post on Saturday morning, or afternoon for everyone in Indiana.  Yes, we did make it into California yesterday as evidenced by the sign above.  We entered… Read More

Trip Log – Thoughts about Oregon

Since we will be leaving Oregon tomorrow I thought I would put down some of my general thoughts about this State. Overall I was kind of dissappointed with Oregon. While the landscape is beautiful it is really not… Read More

Trip Log – Jetboating…

              Yeah, our adventure for today was, as I expected, the jetboat trip down the Rouge River to the Hellgate Canyon.  It was 36 miles round trip and quite a ride. When we… Read More

Trip Log – To the Pacific…

      Today we headed to Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean.  The picture in the middle is of our first view of the Pacific. At least for this trip. It was amazing to find a beach of… Read More

Trip Log – The River is awesome but…

No pictures today; just some commentary. Where the Columbia River was awesome the city of Portland was a total let down.  It started at 9am with our 10 mile drive into the city. This took about 45 minutes… Read More

Trip Log – The Columbia River is Awesome!!

      Our driving today was along the Columbia River all the way.  The river and the drive are awesome!  It is hard to believe that it is a river because it is so wide. We went… Read More

Trip Log – Oregon, we are here….

We left Coeur d’Alend Idaho this moring on our way to Walla Walla Washington. I didn’t see anything too special about Walla Walla but I knew I wanted to say that I had been there!  It is just… Read More

Trip Log – Virginia City and the dash….

                      This morning after having breakfast with the locals at the Ennis Cafe we headed to Virginia City Montana.  This was originally an 1870s  silver mining town that… Read More