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Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful

Next up on our road trip was Jellystone¬†Yellowstone National Park. Home to the majority of the world’s geysers, Yellowstone was established by President Grant on March 1, 1872 as our country’s first national park. This novel concept of a public park open to all spurred a movement to preserve and protect nature for future generations. […]

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Gettin’ high at Grand Teton National Park

By this point of the trip, Maria and I were feeling pretty good about our hiking and outdoor skills, so we were looking for something a bit more challenging. We drove well into the park, and parked at the Grand Teton Lodge, where we asked a cowboy hat-clad bellman (I kid you not; the Lodge […]

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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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