Death Valley National Park –The lowest, driest, and hottest

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As of now, I have a new favorite park.  Death Valley was surprising to us in it’s scale and raw beauty. It is the largest U.S. National Park in the lower 48 states with 3.4 million acres. It is also different than …

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Junipers Reservoir, Lakeview OR

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6,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, a reservoir with catfish and trout, wildlife to watch, and clean bathrooms equals campground LOVE!  How did we fall in love?  Junipers Reservoir Campground near Lakeview OR is on the edge of the …

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Billings, MT – 20 years can REALLY change a town

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We lived in Billings, MT 20 years ago before moving to Texas.  We’ve been back a few times, but our visits were so packed that we didn’t have time to look around.  This time we spent 10 days at our …

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park and how Bison make a hike more interesting

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Off season is a great time to travel to popular tourist sites.  The Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota attracts about 600,000 people a year.  Not a tremendous amount for the huge size of the park, but we like …

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Sheyenne National Grasslands and Fighting Ticks

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I LOVE big green trees, green grass and water. Heading West means appreciating an entirely different landscape – one of wide open space, brown grass with craggly cottonwoods. On our way to Billings (to visit kid #4 and granddaughter #1), …

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