Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Monday, July 26, 2010

Return to Glacier National Park

P1060183One of our favorite, and most spectacular, National Parks is Glacier National Park.  This was our third visit to the park, and each visit has been unique.

Our first trip in 2004 (before the creation of our blog) left us awestruck.  Occurring on our first trip west of the Mississippi, we had never before seen such vistas. 

The second trip, last year with Hoyt and Bernice Odom, was still fascinating, but quite different.  The day was overcast, cold and foggy.  The mountains were often hidden by the clouds.  To take a look at that day, go to this link.

The amazing factor in today’s drive through the park was the snow!  In the previous 2 trips, we saw the glaciers in the distant, and in 2004, snow along the hike at one point, but otherwise the ground was clear.  Not so today.  Several “snow bridges” lined the edges of the road. P1060364 Streams and waterfalls were cascading with the melt. P1060201P1060411 Despite the snow, the weather was warm, making the snow even more surprising.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Rising Sun stop on St Mary Lake.P1060455b The great thing about our National Parks is that you can return again and again, and find new experiences each time.

For a slideshow of our favorite shots of the day, click the picture below.slideshow


St Mary to Hungry Horse

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