Westward Ho, Here We Go! – West Texas

From Fredericksburg to the western state border in El Paso is about 590 miles, and because we didn’t want to rush our way across Texas we selected five stops before leaving the state.  On these layovers we explored a cavern, hiked a mountain at a National Park, had a total surprise meet up with new friends, and enjoyed an unplanned […]

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A rendezvous in the desert – Tucson, AZ

Humming Bird

So here we remain, at our “winter headquarters” for this year – Tucson.  The population of over a half million seems to be spread out enough that it usually doesn’t feel too overcrowded, although we do try hard to avoid commute hour traffic when possible. We love that this city is ringed by mountain ranges offering endless hiking opportunities, especially when combined with the […]

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Oh so famous Lake Louise – Alberta, Canada

Our final stop in the Canadian Rockies was ever-popular and very crowded Lake Louise.  Located in Banff National Park, it’s one of the best known lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Even a little girl we met in Montana gushed with excitement when she overheard me mentioning it to her parents. If you’ve missed our previous Canadian Rockies tales, click on the posts below […]

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Wonderful Jasper National Park – Jasper, AB, Canada

Maligne lake

This post details stop #4, at Jasper National Park.  It’s loaded with pictures of stunning scenery and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains. Although the weather was not always picture perfect, I managed to capture a lot of the surrounding beauty.  The cameras stayed warm on this stop! We didn’t waste any time upon our arrival in Jasper, immediately hitting the visitor center […]

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