Walk about 2018 Our first night was a stop at the Virgin River Gorge campground before setting a more permanent camp for 3 nights at Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The campground is the trailhead for the 3 mile hike into Lower Calf Creek Falls, a 126 foot cascade which later…Continue Reading “Lower Calf Creek Falls”
My apologies to all my readers who have voiced complaints about not getting to live vicariously through my posts because I haven’t been posting. This will get you caught up. Abstract (fancy name for Reader’s Digest version): So far the trip has been drive 13 hours to balloon camp in Truckee, balloon, eat, talk about…Continue Reading “Walkabout 2017”
As usual getting out of town took longer than hoped and we didn’t make it as far as planned. Instead of camping at Valley of Fire, K’Ehleyr and I stopped at Calico Ghost Town. It is an old silver mining town established in 1881 only to be abandoned in the mid-1890’s when silver values dropped….Continue Reading “First stop on 2016 walk-about”
The weekdays between the first 2 rallies this summer we spent camping at Navaho Lake in southern Utah. Some of the sites to see in the area are waterfalls, lava tubes and an ice cave.
I’m a little late getting started on our trip blogs but we had a slow and rocky start for the summer trip. You would think by now we would be a bit more organized for these trips, but not this year. Modifications and repairs to the trailer got started late due to the old conundrum…Continue Reading “Seven balloon rallies and a wedding”
As some of you may know my husband and I travel with 2 Great Danes. There are challenges to traveling with dogs but I would rather deal with the challenges and have them with us than to board them somewhere. We used to stay clear of National Parks because we thought they didn’t welcome dogs….Continue Reading “National Park Dogs”
After finishing our two balloon rallies of the Wyoming trifecta, we headed to Steamboat Lake. We were first greeted by sheep orderly traveling down the road and through the intersection and second by a large thunderstorm with heavy rain and hail which we had to wait out before setting up camp. On the positive side…Continue Reading “Steamboat Lake”
We attended the Casper, WY balloon rally last weekend then spent the week at Steamboat Lake and now we are in Craig,CO for their balloon rally.
Big Bend National Park is in southwestern Texas along the Rio Grande River. One of the species you will become familiar with especially if you camp in the park is the Javelina or Collared Peccary, Tayassu tajacu.
Sorry I got a bit behind on the summer trip posts. After leaving the Badlands we headed west to the Black Hills of South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore, Jewel Cave and Wind Cave. The above ground portion of Jewel Cave National Monument isn’t very large but the below ground has the 3rd largest cave…Continue Reading “Jewel Cave National Monument”