Gallery-Our Drive on the Alpine Loop, CO

We drove the Alpine Loop in June from Dolores Colorado, through Durango, up to Silverton, Telluride and back to Dolores.  Absolutely Beautiful.  The drive took all day and was a little over 300 miles.  Completely worth it!

Fort Fetterman, WY was Tough Duty in 1867

Fort Fetterman Built to Help Gold Miners Get to Montana Gold in Montana!  After the California Gold Rush (1849) and the Pike’s Peak Rush (1852), came the Montana Gold Rush (1862) in what was then known as Idaho Territory. The US Government established Fort Fetterman to provide supplies and escorts Read More …

Visit Douglas Wyoming – Home of the Jackalope

We are staying in the Casper area for the month of July.  Only 90 degrees!  As always, we use the Jeep to explore the area and quickly came to the little town of Douglas.  Douglas is about 40 miles east of Casper on Highway 25.  So tell me … Have Read More …

8 New Travel Bloggers You Will Really Enjoy Reading

As a blogger, I love to read blogs!  As a traveler, I love to see where people have been and I thoroughly enjoy great photos!  So over my morning coffee, I browse through several travel bloggers who write on many different topics. I am going to list some of my Read More …

Exploring Trail of The Ancients – Day 1

The Trail of the Ancients, a Beautiful Drive While spending June in Dolores, Colorado, we had what my husband calls a “target-rich environment”. So much to see! The Trail of the Ancients is a designated National Scenic Byway that runs through Colorado, Utah and a bit of Arizona.  The total route Read More …

Exploring Aztec Ruins – Not Aztec, Anasazi!

While staying in Farmington, New Mexico, Bill and I decided to explore several of the Anasazi Ruins in the area.  Our discovery of the Aztec Ruins, just 15 miles down the road was a sweet surprise!   The Spanish Named it Aztec The ruins are located in the town of Read More …

The Trail from Chaco – Visiting Salmon Ruins, NM

Ancient Residents of Chaco Canyon move to Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield New Mexico While staying in the Farmington, New Mexico area, we had several opportunities to explore the amazing culture that flowed from Chaco Canyon near the turn of the millenium, around 850-1200 AD.  We continue our series on the Read More …

Visiting Chaco Canyon – Where did all the Anasazi go?

Chaco Canyon – Home to the Anasazi I have always loved visiting ancient civilizations. I climbed the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as a high school student. We spent our honeymoon climbing Maya and Toltec ruins in Mexico.  Chaco Canyon is North America’s version of these wonderful, mysterious sites. Read More …

Devils Tower – Oh the Stories They Tell!

Driving on Highway 90 in Wyoming, just west of the South Dakota border, you can’t help but see it.  To the north, jutting straight up out of the plains of Eastern Wyoming stands a rock tower,  known as Devils Tower, over 800 feet above the floor of the valley.  Even Read More …

Silver City Idaho – A Beautiful Jeep Trip from Boise

If you are looking for a road trip while you are in the Boise area, don’t miss Silver City Idaho.  This is a “living” ghost town that is a pleasure to explore. Our plan for the day – Swan Fall Dam and Bruneau Sand Dunes We started the day driving Read More …