Northern Ireland – Legends and more

So….I have a lot of catching up to do… but I’ll start with our most recent trip – a week in Ireland.  We’ve been on an island kick lately, Iceland last fall, Caribbean in February, and Kauai this upcoming January (still more to come on all that), and now Ireland. It’s always tempting to cram…Continue Reading “Northern Ireland – Legends and more”

Great American Treasures

I miss the wide open spaces. It’s been over two years since we first headed out on the road with no set destination on a three-week trip around the west. The last stretch of our trip was a drive through Utah, a goldmine for national parks. There are several notable parks in Utah but we…Continue Reading “Great American Treasures”

Park Beat – Mesa Verde National Park

Attempting to check another National Park off the list, we drove to the southwest corner of Colorado. What unfolded was an adventure unlike many others. Mesa Verde was the first national park of its kind, “preserving the works of man.” Established in 1906, Mesa Verde was also one of the first parks overall to join…Continue Reading “Park Beat – Mesa Verde National Park”

Monument Valley

We continued our drive through landscape I would consider the most unusual and raw in the states. Like many of the deserts in the U.S., driving through Monument Valley, part of the Colorado Plateau, feels like teleporting to another planet compared to the lush landscape of the Northwest. Yet, Monument Valley, which lies within the…Continue Reading “Monument Valley”