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 …

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 …

Did George Washington Really Start the French and Indian War?

We Love the Stories As we travel through this beautiful country we hear stories!  Here’s one we had never heard before.  George Washington, our favorite Revolutionary War Hero and First President, was accused by both the French and the British of starting the French and Indian War.  I missed that Read More …

Pennsylvania Railroad was to be Sabotaged by Nazis

You know something is really important when the Nazi’s of WWII make it a target for sabotage!  The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Horseshoe Curve was one of several targets slated for sabotage by the Nazis in June 1942.  Before and during the war, the US Government secured and guarded the pass, knowing that Read More …