We Braved the Tetons and Yellowstone, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana

It has been a record-setting year for visitors to Yellowstone, and we were on the fence about braving the crowds up until the day before we decided to go. However, being a Wyoming native, I could not bear the thought of spending time around several entrances to the Park and not taking Bird. Because weContinue reading “We Braved the Tetons and Yellowstone, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana”

Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

When we started planning our westward adventure, I was most looking forward to our visit to the Badlands. We had planned on boondocking just north of the park along the rim of the Badlands. However, as we made our way west in the midst of some of the hottest temperatures on record, we opted toContinue reading “Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota”

Getting Wind Blown at Indiana Dunes National Park

One of the main reasons for our stay in western Michigan was the proximity to Indiana Dunes National Park. It is one of the newest National Parks, only being named such in 2019 after being a National Lakeshore since 1966. The Park is a patchwork along Lake Michigan, with a town, several steel mills, andContinue reading “Getting Wind Blown at Indiana Dunes National Park”

Rainy Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The 1 day we could go to Cuyahoga Valley National Park was the worst possible day to go. The rain was relentless. But with the rain comes fewer people, so there are silver linings even in rain clouds. It was only about an hour’s drive from our campground, but the weather and knowing we probablyContinue reading “Rainy Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park”