Category West Coast

West Coast Spring 2018 – Summary

May 14 – August 19 We’ve had a good run since our first long trip in 2014, completing 3 trips of 3-months or longer in a 4-year span.  I’ve pontificated a number of times to any poor soul who will suffer my rambles about the appeal of lengthy travel.  For those who’ve escaped my rants […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Wytheville

August 16 – 18 Our last major day of driving would take us five hours to Wytheville, Virginia, situated at the junction of the I-77 and I-81, about 70 miles east of Bristol, Tennessee, site of that weekends NASCAR race.  Bev and Jed would drive down from Baltimore the next day, Friday for the race, […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – KC and Shelbyville

August 13 – 15 With a long day ahead of us to get to Kansas City that Monday morning we were up and out of the house early.  For the next few days we would be dogged by heavy rain making for often less than ideal driving conditions on the I-70, often slowing to 40 […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Denver

August 11 – 12 Our drive to Jenna (Rendy’s daughter) and Tyson’s house in Thornton, a suburb of Denver would take a little over five hours.  Per Doug’s recommendation, we decided to take the scenic route to the I-70 over the Grand Mesa, a twisty and steep ascent and descent through spectacular scenery. The largest […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Cedaredge, Colorado

August 8 – 10 As anticipated, it would be a long day’s drive, a combination of two-lane state highways and as we had experienced throughout the trip, interstates filled with constructions zones.  In many areas of the country, repaving can only be done in decent weather and this meant mile after mile of one lane […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Grand Tetons, Part Two

August 6 -7 We continued on to Jenny Lake, stopping at an overlook that afforded many shots of the lake with the range in the background.  At these crowded spots, it sometimes takes many moments to get a clear picture without any other tourists in the frame.  It’s the price one pays for traveling during […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Grand Tetons, Part One

August 6 -7 After dawdling at breakfast at the Grant Village Dining Room, we gassed up at the station there, grabbed one more Huckleberry and Chocolate candy and then began the drive down to Grand Teton National Park, which would take us about an hour.  Our original plan for this portion of the trip was […]