Spotlight Thursday – A Grand Late Winter View of the Grand Tetons

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my very first solo road trip across the United States.  As part of that road trip, I made several stops along the way.  One of my favorite stops was a two-day visit to Grand Tetons National Park.  Grand Tetons National Park is 10 short miles south of Yellowstone National Park.  Unlike Yellowstone which became a national park on March 1, 1872, it took another 57 years for Grand Tetons to become a national park.  Grand Tetons protects the Teton Range and part of the Jackson Hole valley.   Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – On the Edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.  The North Rim was the last stop on my 2012 National Park Road Trip. Grand Canyon National Park was my 27th National Park on my quest to visit all 59 US National Parks. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – The Dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in San Luis Valley, Colorado.  I have visited this park twice during my internship in Colorado during the summer of 2012. This is one of the items from my Colorado Bucket List. Great Sand Dunes and I have a love-hate relationship. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – House-boating on the Suwannee River

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from the Suwannee River, Florida, USA.  While I was in college, my parents would rent a houseboat on the Suwannee River.  They would spent the week of Thanksgiving on the river.  I would join them as soon as classes let out for Thanksgiving.  We would spent the week on a small houseboat and motor up and down the river. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Exploring Vedauwoo, Wyoming

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from Vedauwoo section of Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest in Wyoming.  This photo is from my second trip to Vedauwoo.  Originally, I had planned to climb Pike’s Peak this weekend, but due to the smoke from the 2010 Waldo Canyon Fire, it wasn’t possible.  I made the four-hour drive from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Vedauwoo, Wyoming. I camped in the Vedauwoo campground.  I had the option of dispersal camping for free, but I liked having a bathroom nearby. I spent the weekend hiking and bouldering among the  hoodoos and outcroppings. Continue Reading . . .