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NW Montana - Quick Travels

November 13, 2017 - Last week, we traveled to northwestern Montana. We knew that it would be beautiful; just the name Montana conjures image...
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Western Weekend (UT)

October 30, 2017 - It was a busy weekend besides the usual busyness on life. Heber City hosts a Western Music and Cowboy Poetry event each...
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The Spiral Jetty (Utah)

October 23, 2017 - I've been waiting to see the Spiral Jetty in person for almost a year now, pretty much since we moved to Utah. It is abo...
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Flight Park (Utah)

October 16, 2017 - Have you ever dreamed of flying, of floating peacefully as a fluffy cloud, or maybe of climbing high in the sky to dive...
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Puppy Discovers Fall Leaves (Bonus Puppy Post)

October 09, 2017 - Izmir got to discover fall leaves this afternoon, her first encounter of the wonderful world of the outdoors and nature...
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Up a Mountain in Utah

October 09, 2017 - Through the canyon and up the mountain - Hobble Creek Canyon to start with, through the Uinta National Forest, and to th...
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Thar's Gold in Them Mountains

October 02, 2017 - I have been eagerly awaiting fall in the mountains, especially for the aspens to turn their magical gold. We camped the...
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Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

September 21, 2017 - I'm not sure how many times I've been to Bryce now, but it still amazes and I cannot imagine that it will ever cease to...
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Sheepherding Championship (and an owl) - Utah

September 15, 2017 - I think that wherever you live, Labor Day can be a busy weekend. We had many choices of events and things to do, and one...
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Cowboy Days: Rodeo (Evanston, Wyoming)

September 08, 2017 - Labor Day weekend is Cowboy Days in Evanston, Wyoming. We took a little road trip to check it out, starting with Cowboy...
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Awaken to Iowa

August 21, 2017 - Usually when we camp, we set up the tent, but sometimes when it's just me and the kids, we sleep in the Jeep (and on rar...
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Wasatch Mountain Range - Utah

August 17, 2017 - If I have the chance, I am "playing bear" (The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, to see what...
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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

August 11, 2017 - Every time that I visit Badlands National Park, it's a different place. The seasons and weather transform the badlands,...
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Alpine Flower Special at Albion Basin (UTAH)

July 24, 2017 - It's that magic time of year in the Rocky Mountains, that time when the mountain meadows burst into colorful, lovely lif...
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Devils Kitchen - Utah

July 21, 2017 - As promised in our post on Nebo Loop Scenic Byway, here are images of Devil's Kitchen. Devil's Kitchen is a group of red...
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Nebo Loop Scenic Byway (UTAH)

July 11, 2017 - After driving south on Skyline Drive, we headed north on Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. The road is paved and a much smoother r...
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Skyline Drive (Utah)

July 06, 2017 - Skyline Drive is a seasonal road, unpaved, that runs across mountain ridges in the LaSal-Manti National Forest. It is di...
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The Poppies that Remain

June 29, 2017 - I overheard a woman talking about "fields of poppies" that were in bloom not all that far from us. A quick internet sear...
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Happy Birthday, Puppy!

June 13, 2017 - Jäävuori, (Iceberg), the ball of fur and love is two years old today. He's taught us much and generously given himself t...
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

June 09, 2017 - Chaco Culture National Historical Park is an awesome place to visit. It offers history, Native American artifacts, beaut...
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Rhododendrons in the Redwood Forest

June 02, 2017 - We traveled to Redwood National Park (California) the second week of May. We hoped to catch the rhododendrons in bloom a...
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Sierra Ridges

May 30, 2017 - In my previous post, I mentioned Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and I want to share an image of the lake and the...
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Mountain Flowers in Spring

May 26, 2017 - One of the reasons I wanted to make a trip to California was to see the flowers blooming in the Sierras. There was a var...
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Kodachrome Basin State Park (UT)

May 19, 2017 - As magically beautiful as Utah is, you can expect that its state parks are gems and you'd be right. Kodachrome Basin Sta...
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Desert Flowers (for Mothers)

May 14, 2017 - I hope that you didn't forget to send a card or something to those in your life that care for, tend to, and mother you....
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Just Like in the Movies

May 12, 2017 - This scene reminds me of something straight from an old western movie, probably from several old movies. My dad and I us...
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Hoodoos for Everyone

May 05, 2017 - If you've ever been to Bryce Canyon National Park, it would be easy to think that all hoodoos in the world are in this o...
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Petroglyphs

April 28, 2017 - This post is long over due and I apologize as I promised this topic a while ago. Petroglyphs are prehistoric, created by...
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Straight Canyon (UTAH)

April 21, 2017 - As if I didn't need yet another hobby, and an expensive one at that, I am learning to fly fish. Last weekend we took a m...
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Variation in Landscape: Utah

April 07, 2017 - One of the many things that amaze me is the wild variation of the landscape in Utah. Standing in just one spot, dependin...
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Crazy Winter Sport: Skijoring

March 31, 2017 - Cowboys are fun to watch at any time of year, but maybe more so in winter at a skijoring event. This is a competition wh...
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Bighorn Sheep of Mt Timpanogos (Utah)

March 13, 2017 - We went to see what hiking would be like near Mt. Timpanogos ("The Timp") and found bighorn sheep. It hadn't even occurr...
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Ice Castle - Winter Wonderland

January 17, 2017 - We didn't know such a thing existed and stumbled upon information about the ice castle near us. It is the icy substance...
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Scenes of Utah

November 28, 2016 - As we are so very thankful for the beauty of this world, for the place we live, and for the opportunity for adventure, w...
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Sledding the Great Sand Dunes (Colorado)

November 07, 2016 - As mentioned in our previous posting, we rented a specialized sand sled to ride down the giant dunes at Great Sand Dunes...
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Colorado Waters

October 28, 2016 - It seemed that we could not avoid the rivers, not that we would want to, as we traveled across Colorado. Our journey too...
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Christmas Card: Deer

December 29, 2015 - Christmas Day has come and ushered us into the Twelve Days of Christmas. One of the things I especially enjoy about cra...
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