Picturesque Lakes – Glacier National Park

Hidden Lake Trail

As you might imagine, Glacier NP has an enormous snowmelt every spring and summer. Water cascades down the mountains and creates hundreds of beautiful waterfalls, some captured in my previous post.  Then the glacial water continues down the cliff walls to fill picturesque lakes. Of the over 700 lakes within the park, 131 are named.  According to the NPS, Glacier’s water can be considered the headwaters […]

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Life on the border – Mission, TX

Texas Rio Grande Grapefruit

If you visit the Rio Grande Valley (also referred to as the RGV) with the idea of enjoying beautiful scenic vistas, then you probably picked the wrong place.  There’s really no “oohing” or “aahing” when you look around as you explore and drive.  Instead, you’ll see a valley plotted into RV parks and shopping malls, and grapefruit and onion fields – all protected by the ubiquitous […]

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It’s a Jungle out there – Sabang, Palawan, Philippines

Mangrove Paddle Tour

I promise this is my final (delayed) post covering our trip to the Philippines, then I’ll get back to reality here in southern Texas.  To view my previous Philippines stories, check out: The wonderful people and places of the Philippines Quality time with family in my hometown – Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines Days filled with outdoor fun – Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines A slice […]

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A City with a Heart – Elkhart, IN

RV /MH Hall of Fame

A popular myth of how the city of Elkhart got its name is that native American indians noticed that the shape of Island Park, within the city at the confluence of the Elkhart and St. Joseph Rivers, resembled the heart of an elk.  However, the city was actually named after the Shawnee indian chief Elkhart, who was a cousin of the famous Shawnee […]

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Discovering Lookout Mountain Parkway – and more

Little River Falls

With our urban meanderings out of the way for a while, we set our eyes on what Reader’s Digest called “One of America’s scenic drives,” the Lookout Mountain Scenic Parkway.  It’s 93 miles long and spans three states as it stretches from Gadsden, Alabama, through the northwest corner of Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Lucky for us the the parkway begins right where […]

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