Bryce is Great, Unless you have Acrophobia.

First, lets just cover the basics. Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah is stunning to see.  Everyone should go. But if you go, know this; there are lots and lots of viewpoints out over the canyon where the only thing between you and the abyss is a National Park Service railing.  Now these railsContinue reading “Bryce is Great, Unless you have Acrophobia.”

Capitol Reef National Park is really big

We visited Capitol Reef National Park as our first big rock canyon.  We had originally planned to go to Moab this year with Dennis and Carol and some of their friends, but one Dan Stephens got sick.  Get well Dan. We’ll save Moab, Arches and Canyonland National Parks for next year with all of you. Continue reading “Capitol Reef National Park is really big”

Grande Teton before the early snow

Time for a change of scenery, so we hitched up, and finally waved goodbye to Henrys Lake State Park. It was a lovely place to stay.. We’ll be back to Yellowstone National Park, and we won’t wait 30 years this time.  On to Grande Teton National Park.   These two are twin sisters and aContinue reading “Grande Teton before the early snow”

Yellowstone, In the Fall

It’s hard for us to believe, but it’s been 30 years since Karin and I went to Yellowstone National Park. After Tim Valadao’s wedding in Idaho, we headed East from Corral Creek Ranch in the Camas Prairie toward the world’s first National Park. Being a little late to plan the trip, we knew we’d notContinue reading “Yellowstone, In the Fall”

Just a little side trip…to Aruba

After a fun post 4th of July cruise over to Sydney, BC and Butchart Gardens on the back side of the Sannich Peninsula, we parked Endless Song in Anacortes, drove to Seattle to pick up our son Christian, and headed to SeaTac Airpot. The time had come to see the Caribbean…specifically, to see One HappyContinue reading “Just a little side trip…to Aruba”

Sailing Puget Sound for Labor Day Weekend

We spent much of August on the dock in Anacortes doing a few boat maintenance projects. That included a trip to Bellingham for bottom paint and a little fiberglass work to fix one of my navigational mistakes.  But one Monday, our friend Shirley said, “Hey, lets all meet at Scotts for dinner.”  Sure, it’s aContinue reading “Sailing Puget Sound for Labor Day Weekend”

Cruising in British Columbia in the Spring

Last summer as we returned from Alaska in August we found the fabled cruising grounds of Canada’s Desolation Sound a bit, how to put it, overcrowded. Here we were pulling into legendary Prideaux Haven Marine Park only to find a traffic jam.  We were lucky to find one of the last stern tie rings offContinue reading “Cruising in British Columbia in the Spring”