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Cruisin’ the Snake River at Grand Teton National Park

Behold: The Grand Tetons! Back in IL, I had mentioned  the road trip to my friend Andrea, who said that the Grand Tetons were not to be missed. I take recommendations from friends, especially avid-traveler-friends, very seriously, so we added this to the itinerary. Now, when we last left off, our heroines had just bravely […]

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Finding Paradise at Mt. Rainier

Get ready for a gazillion photos. Because Mt. Rainier? Might very well be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life! I had no idea something this spectacular existed in our own 50 states or I would have come here sooner! As I mentioned in the last post, Maria and […]

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Crystal Mountain

Our visit to Crystal Mountain was one of many pleasant surprises on our road trip. In planning for our Mt. Rainier hike, Maria had stumbled upon information for Crystal Mountain, a ski area located in the Cascade mountain range, southeast of Seattle. First up, the scenic gondola ride up the mountain. While it was a […]

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Olympic National Park

Little known fact about me: I’m obsessed with the US National Parks!  It started with a class project in the third grade, when Mrs.Dixon assigned each of us a National Park to research. I got Shenandoah, which is one of the few (two at the time, three currently) on the East Coast.  Being pre-internet times, we […]

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Aventureiro: The best beach on Ilha Grande

By this point in the trip, you’d think I would have become sick of beaches. But alas, there was one more on my list: the elusive Aventureiro, far off on the Southwest corner of Ilha Grande.  Due to it’s remote location (one of the furthest points from Abraao), the majority of tour boats didn’t venture […]

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