After spending a couple of days in and around Anchorage, I set off for Seward and a tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. I took a motor coach bus between Anchorage and Seward instead of the railroad because the times were better and it worked out well. The views between Anchorage and Seward are amazing. … Continue reading Exploring Seward, Alaska and Kenai Fjords National Park
I had this conversation several times leading up to my trip to Alaska: Person: "You're going to Alaska?!" Me: "Yes, Alaska." Person: "Why Alaska?" That is a good question. I hadn't really considered going to Alaska this summer until a couple of months before I left and even then, I dragged my feet before I booked. … Continue reading A Solo Trip to Anchorage, Alaska
One of the cutest things that happened as we were planning our trip to Yellowstone occurred while my parents were visiting me in Dallas. One night, we Facetimed my sister and the twins and started talking about the trip. We asked Alexys where we were going and she responded with "Yellow......rock." It was so close … Continue reading Family Trip to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons
After exploring the area around Rapid City, SD, we headed west to Billings, MT and then on to Yellowstone. En route to Billings, we drove through a piece of Wyoming (check another state off my list) and by Devil's Tower. Devil's Tower is composed of igneous rock and is located near Hulett and Sundance in northeastern Wyoming. The summit … Continue reading Exploring Billings, Montana to Yellowstone National Park via the Treacherous Bear Tooth Pass
We ended day 2 of the trip by staying in Rapid City in Western South Dakota. Rapid City is a neat city with a beautiful view of the mountains around it. It reminded me of Denver on a smaller scale. It was a great home base to see all of the surrounding sites. First up … Continue reading Family Trip to South Dakota – Part 2
Hello again! I am sorry for the extended absence. I moved from Dallas back to Chicago in March and haven't traveled much as I got settled. All of that changed three weeks ago when I embarked on what I am calling a "Great Western Adventure." I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone and my sister has … Continue reading Family Trip to South Dakota – Part 1
Who needs to pack when there are fun things to do, right? I am going with that because instead of packing, I spent the past two weekends with family in Austin. The first weekend, my aunts Julie and Elaine and cousin Sue flew down from Iowa and IL to visit my cousin Deb. Deb moved … Continue reading Two weekends in Austin, Texas
Anyone who has traveled with me knows I do a lot of research before I go on trips. I like to know what there is to see, what may be a waste of time and also get tips about things off the beaten path. I read a lot of blogs and travel books. Along the … Continue reading A Few Great Travel Trips!
This a hard post to write. I was so so so excited to go to Pasadena, CA and see the Hawkeyes play in the Rose Bowl...and the game was basically over after the first quarter. It was so disappointing and I could not help but feel awful for the guys playing on the field. They … Continue reading A Trip to Pasadena, CA for the Rose Bowl!
Here are a few photos from the rest of our trip to NYC. We started our last day by taking the subway from Grand Central Station. One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. It is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest in the world. They … Continue reading Sisters’ Trip to New York City – Part 2