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North America » United States » Utah » Arches National Park September 28th 2010

Sept. 28, 2010 - Moab, Utah and Arches National Park. We began the day with an easy drive to the Park entrance, then climbed to a high plateau and the marvellous views began. The attached pictures show only a part of what we saw, and it was ALL spectacular. The day turned out to be quite warm again at 32C, which converts to about 92F and we went through a lot of water. All the locals are talking about the heat wave which is gripping the entire southwest part of the US. We hiked in to several of the arches. They do not seem to place them beside the roadway, but some of the good ones are not too far a hike. By the time we reached the far end of the park we were too ... read more
The Organ
Balanced Rock
Lorraine at North and South Windows Arches

North America » United States » Utah » Arches National Park September 28th 2010

Sept. 28, 2010 - Moab, Utah and Arches National Park. We began the day with an easy drive to the Park entrance, then climbed to a high plateau and the marvellous views began. The attached pictures show only a part of what we saw, and it was ALL spectacular. The day turned out to be quite warm again at 32C, which converts to about 92F and we went through a lot of water. All the locals are talking about the heat wave which is gripping the entire southwest part of the US. We hiked in to several of the arches. They don’t seem to place them beside the roadway, but some of the good ones are not too far a hike. By the time we reached the far end of the park we were too tired ... read more
The Organ
Balanced Rock
Lorraine at North and South Window Arches


September 24 and 25, 2010: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We have just spent two of the most wonderful days you could ever imagine or wish for in Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming. Blue skies, bright sunshine, mild temperatures and the Aspen and Cottonwood trees in their fall splendor and spectacular scenery all the way. Geysers, hot springs, mud pots, colored rocks, rivers, lakes, mountain peaks and wildlife. What more could you ask for?? Our trigger fingers have been really busy (on the camera, that is), but I promise you we will not send you A-L-L the pictures we have taken - just a sampling enough to make you wish you were here as well!! Friday we drove from Yellowstone’s North Gate all the way down to the South Gate making ... read more
Elk on lawn at North Gate
Herd of Bison in Yellowstone Park
Highest Point in Yellowstone

North America » United States » Washington September 24th 2010

We were on the road early this morning because we knew there was a long day ahead. What a beautiful day to start our journey - blue skies and bright sunshine all the way. It was frustrating not being able to stop to take pictures along the way - such awesome scenery, especially up over the mountain passes. Last time we went through Wenatchee it was in the Spring and all the apple trees were in bloom. This time the apples are ready for harvest and large wooden crates in the thousands lined the orchards.... read more

North America » United States » Montana September 23rd 2010

Today we traveled over several dramatic mountain passes and I (Lorraine) even got to drive our rig over the Great Divide - while Dwain nervously rode along in the passenger seat!! Stephen's Pass (yesterday) - elev. 4061 ft. Fourth of July Pass, ID - elev. 3173 ft. Lookout Pass, ID - elev. 4725 ft. Pipestone Pass (Continental Divide) - elev. 6347 ft. Now we are up in the mountains the nights are getting colder. We will appreciate the new electric blanket we bought for the trailer as well as the heated seats in the truck first thing in the morning!! Sure have come a long way from the days of the Wagon Trains. Tonight we are in a most beautiful spot, backed right up to the Yellowstone River with mountains behind. We got here late in ... read more
Pharmact Building
The Big "M"
Another faculty building

North America September 17th 2010

It's time to experiment with this blog and see if we can make it work. So, this is the first entry. We are still at home and busy with last minute details. The extra travel health insurance is done, last minute banking is done, trip bookings are done from here to Houston, TX. We are waiting until our one month in Houston before booking stops on the way home. Our last Symphony Chorus rehearsal is completed and the dress rehearsal is Sunday afternoon. The concert which opens our new Cultural Centre is Monday night. Then we are free to go. On the road again. If you view this posting, drop us a line so we know we are doing something right, and thanks.... read more




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