November of 1964 was our first visit to Florida. Marilyn’s folks joined us for a quick tour of alligator territory and a stop in Huntsville, Alabama to visit her Uncle Herb. This blog is being limited to one or two pics per location traveled. You may branch to other pics and galleries by entering the SMUGMUG application (CLICK the pic).
Our San Francisco tour was brief, varied and exciting with street cars, waterfront and the Golden Gate bridge all included.
San Francisco famously boasts some of the steepest streets in the country. Whether you’re walking or driving, the varying gradient of the road is sure to catch your attention and give your heart rate a healthy boost. Lombard Street is one of the most unique of the vertically endowed roads and is a great stop to add to any itinerary.
|Grand Canyon, Arizona 1974|
In the fall of 1988, Brett and Krista traveled with us to Colorado (RMNP) while Marilyn attended the NAVCA in Ft Collins. Hiking the park was exhilarating.
Brett and I rafted the Grand Canyon in June of 1990 with Jerry and Dirk Larson. A truly trip of a lifetime down 289 miles of the Colorado River through the Canyon. Rapids every few miles kept everyone interested and alert.
|Amtrak is an adventure when you're ten|
Cascades Recreation Area near Blacksburg, VA
In 1997 we returned to Glacier NP via Hope, Idaho with Krista.
Glacier Bay NP was the destination of this cruise on the Norwegian Sky. The Inside Passage was a fun tour we repeated in 2010 on the Island Princess on our way to Anchorage, Alaska.
Mt Washington is the windiest place in North America and a treacherous drive. Our beautiful day ended up shrouded in fog at the top. Taking the cog railway is a better option.
|Rest stop halfway up Mt Washington|
2003 took us to Key West, FL in early March and Monteal, Quebec in July for the BHS convention with the Bergseths. A side trip to Stowe, VT also took place.
Whale watching on the St Lawrence with the Larsons ended with a week in NH to check out the fall color. Another trip to Branson was taken in late fall.
|We included a stop at Arches NP on the way home in 100+ degree temps.|
|Crested Butte, CO|
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Then it was a week in Colorado with the Larsons in Steamboat. We finished 2005 with a late fall trip to Branson with Dave and Nancy, and a visit with the Corbins.
|Jerry's happy spot - Poudre Canyon|
Spring of 2006 was spent with the Carlsons in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and the Smokey Mts. Fall included a Virginia trip to Massanutten and Shenandoah NP.
|Laurel Falls, GSMNP 2006|
|Deal's Gap - GSMNP 2006|
No trip to Virginia is complete without a stop at Monticello.
2007 began with a spring trip(with the Settevigs) to Williamsburg, VA, Edisto Beach, SC and Lake Lure, NC with the Corbins. I spent a few days in Albuquerque at the BHS Mid-winter also. Summer included a Crow Duck Lake trip with Jim and some time at Two Harbors. Fall meant another visit to Branson as well.
There's a lot of history to see in Virginia and Williamsburg is a great place to start.
Battersea in Petersburg proved to be an interesting addition to our visit also.
|Side Saddle Walleye fishing in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba|
2008 started with a BHS Mid-winter in San Antonio and a spring visit via Amtrak to Vancouver Island with the Carlsons. August included a quick trip to the Wisconsin Dells with the family and fall was a major tour of New England with the Heddings.
|Cathederal Grove, Vancouver Island 2008|
|Echo Park, LA|
|La Jolla, CA 2009|
|Crossing the Mississippi at Itasca SP 2009|
We partied with the Heddings in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Lake of the Ozarks and Breezy Point celebrating our 50th in 2010 multiple times and places.
|Alaska RR Coastal Classic to Seward|
|Haystack Rocks at Canon Beach, Oregon 2010|
|A good day at the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland|
The spring of 2011 found us back in Branson with the Heddings and then in the Fall there was another excursion to Steamboat, CO with the Corbins.
|Celebrating spring with the Corbins|
|Dunckley Pass with the Corbins|
|The Maroon Bells in Aspen are world famous and photographed non-stop|
2012 began with a trip to Door Co with the Heddings in May and an Amtrak ride to Washington to start our travels to Banff in June. In Sep we headed for Wyoming and Yellowstone with the Heddings.
|Door County, Wisconsin|
|Peyto Lake, Banff|
|Emerald Lake, Yoho NP|
Yellowstone on SMUGMUG
|Two Harbors, MN|
Grand Auglaize Suspension Bridge
|Jasper NP, Canada|
|Steamboat Lake SP 2014|
|Canyonlands NP, Utah 2014|
|Sedona, Airport Vista|
|St Louis Cathederal, New Orleans|