9 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 6: The Canyons

August 9th, 2011|Tags: , , |

I haven't quite figured out yet what it means to visit great places like Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park a second time, except that it is [...]

6 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 5: Rafting the Colorado River Triggers Childhood Memory

August 6th, 2011|Tags: , |

View from the Glen Canyon Dam down to where to floats disembark One way to keep family members happy on a long road trip is to ask beforehand what each [...]

5 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 4: Bluff Fort and Natural Bridges National Monument

August 5th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Bluff Fort: The only original cabin still standing sits on local sandstone slabs to keep the wood from rotting. And keep in mind: no chain saw to cut down those [...]

4 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 3: Ancient Pueblos – Chaco and Mesa Verde

August 4th, 2011|Tags: , , |

The road trip report continues: Here I am in full hiking regalia, ready to tackle what turned out to be a rather tough climb to a plateau to overlooking Pueblo [...]

2 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 2: Texas Panhandle – Santa Fe

August 2nd, 2011|Tags: , , |

The report from our road trip to the Southwest continues, this time with a program in contrasts: So the Texas Panhandle is flat, so flat you feel some higher power [...]

29 Jul, 2011

Road Trip Report 1: St. Louis – Oklahoma

July 29th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Some impressions from the Big American Road Trip with my family, driving from Chicago to explore the Southwest this summer. City Museum St. Louis - the name does it a [...]

24 Jul, 2011

Oklahoma City Memorial: Every Item Had a Story

July 24th, 2011|Tags: , , |

We visited the Memorial of the Oklahoma City bombing on Thursday, and it saddens me how oddly fitting that visit now is given Friday’s rather similar tragedy in Norway. Visits [...]

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