Category Archives: National Parks (NPS)

Flaming Gorge NRA and Dinosaur National Monument

09/21/17 Thursday traveling from Cheyenne, WY to Vernal, UT Cheyenne may be the capital of WY and it is a large city, but we just visited the old Governor’s Mansion there, with new friends we met who also love to … Continue reading

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Wind Cave NP Prairie Walkabout

09/14/17 Thursday in Custer, SD (visiting Cathy and Jim Brickey) Another new experience: walking through the prairie among Bison and Prairie Dogs, not on any designated trail. After making our way through the grasses toward a ravine, we came upon … Continue reading

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Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, State Game Lodge, Needles Highway, Needles Eye Tunnel, and Black Hills Geological Museum

09/11/17 to 09/12/17 Monday/Tuesday in Custer, SD (visiting Cathy and Jim Brickey) Some notes from our travel through the North Dakota plains to the South Dakota plains: On our way through North Dakota we noticed fields of sunflowers (for seeds … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

09/09/17 Saturday in Dickinson, MT Breakfast was rather different from the offerings at Fairfield in Montana. Instead of cooked oatmeal, I found creamed gravy for the nearby biscuits. Instead of fluffy scrambled eggs there were eggs that looked like they … Continue reading

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Pompeys Pillar National Monument on the Lewis and Clark Trail

09/08/17 Friday in Billings, MT Today we traveled to Dickenson, ND (our first time in North Dakota), stopping at Pompey’s (POM pees) Pillar outside of Billings. As Lewis and Clark were leaving the West for Washington DC, they planned to … Continue reading

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Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument

09/06/17 Wednesday in Billings, MT After a long trip of 535 miles (unthinkable in our RV, pretty manageable in our car), we got to Billings from Spokane by 4:15, then settled in before we enjoyed a simple supper of sandwiches. … Continue reading

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Bandelier National Monument and Manhattan Project National Historical Park

10/6/16 (Thursday) in Pena Blanca, NM (Tetilla Peak Recreation Area-COE) We had a good night’s sleep and it was a beautiful day so we wanted to visit the two NPS places today. First, though, John called Verizon for help with … Continue reading

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