Category Camping

East Coast Fall 2021 – Erie, Pa, Part Two

October 9 -11 We pulled up in front of Erie Ale Works, parked and walked inside, noting a few people leaning against a low-slung wall enjoying their beers.  Inside the tap room is small, with the brewing tanks taking up half of the space and separated from the bar area by a chain link fence.  […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Erie, Pa, Part One

October 9 -11 With another longish day on the road ahead of us our primary concern was that we would hit a lot of Covered Bridge festival traffic around the town of Mansfield as we drove down to the interstate on highway 59 but given the early hour, we faced only a small amount of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Ten

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We started around 8 am the next morning by loading our bikes into a trailer for transport to the Route of the Hiawatha trailhead, and then climbed into an old school bus for our shuttle there as well.  During its time, this trail was also known as one of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Nine

June 24 – July 26, 2021 With a three-hour drive to the midafternoon start of the bike tour in Heyburn State Park just outside of Plummer, Idaho, we hung out in the room until checkout at noon.  Plummer is the largest city within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and knowing we had a busy last day […]

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part Three

As reported in the last post, a couple of years would pass before we would return to Yosemite, but once we started again our visits would become a habit, a good one to have.  In 1985 Rendy and I would backpack from Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley floor, hiking the 27 miles in four days, […]

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part Two

My next encounter with Yosemite would come in June 1975 just after my graduation from Cal State Northridge.  I accompanied three woman I knew at the time (Sue, Coach Paula, and Julie) to Camp 4, the legendary walk-in campground known as the home for many of the world class rock climbers at that time. We […]

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part One

The latest two posts featured our most recent trip to Yosemite, a place we return to time after time.  What is it about the park that has such a strong hold on us?  The next couple of posts will attempt to shed a little light on the enduring attraction this magical place has for us. […]

Fall Western States, Part Two

November 2 – 13, 2020 Our plan for the day was to head out to White Sands National Park and then see where the day would take us.  We loitered around the cabin a bit after two straight days of driving, a comfortable proposition as it was warm enough and between a chair and desk […]

Fall Western States, Part One

October 19 – 21, 2020, November 2 – 13, 2020 We returned home from Buellton on Sunday and the very next day drove to Henderson to spend three nights at Kim and Marty’s place along with Jessica, Kris and little Gemma.  With one exception, we’d stay close to the house spending quality time together as […]

On the Road Again 2020, Northern California Part Two

July 23 – August 3, 2020 After a pleasant sleep, a nice gift as the first night back in a tent is usually one filled with tossing and turning as you get used to this different environment, we woke to a warm morning that promised an even warmer afternoon.  Our only real plan for the […]