Yellowstone National Park Arriving through the east entrance, we passed through Yellowstone Lake, where pelicans live on the Islands. National Lampoon's Vacation We often felt like we were airstreaming with Chevy Chase, who was guiding us through the park, and quickly learned that Steven has the correct formula for irritating the kids. "Look, there is… Continue reading From Geysers to Buffalo
Buffalo, WY Traveling to Cody, we stopped for lunch in Buffalo, where we grabbed sandwiches on homemade dill bread that were so yummy! It is also home of the Occidental Hotel, which was founded in 1880, and hosted visitors such as Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt and Calamity Jane. Downtown Cody, WY Buffalo Bill's vision was… Continue reading Buffalo Bill Cody’s Vision
"I've been about the world a lot, and pretty much over our own country, but I was totally unprepared for that revelation called the Dakota Badlands. What I saw gave me an indescribable sense of mysterious elsewhere - an endless supernatural world more spiritual than earth, but created out of it," said Frank Lloyd Wright… Continue reading Badlands/Custer State Park/Mount Rushmore
It's easy to get focused on the final goal, rather than what we are seeing, feeling, and learning along the way. I know I am guilty of that in my every day life. We even find ourselves doing that on our trip...driving to get somewhere and then remembering that the journey is part of the… Continue reading Focusing on the Journey, Not the Destination
Alice's Birthplace We left Cincinnati and headed to Jackson Center, OH, home of the Airstream factory, and Alice's birthplace. We took a tour and learned so much about their production line. Our tour guide has worked at Airstream for 50 years, and been giving tours for the past 30 years. It was so heart warming… Continue reading Heading to the Windy City
Urban Adventures We were incredibly impressed with downtown Cincinnatti, the food, the architecture, the city pride, and the things to do. This city has revitalized itself, coming from the most dangerous city in American nearly 10 years ago, to a tourist destination. Findley Park has German heritage and amazing food, from the chocolates to the… Continue reading A Taste of Cincinnatti
Charging Our Batteries Alice is resting for several days at a beautiful campground within Winton Woods County Park outside of Cincinnati. (Thank you Buchanan's for the recommendation!) The sites are beautiful and spacious and the park has a golf course, water park for younger children and boat rentals. We walked and roller bladed on the… Continue reading Cincinnati, the Rhodes are Here!