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Echo Bluff State Park, MO

Echo Bluff State Park is located in south central Missouri near the town of Eminence on Highway 19. It is a fairly new park with first class improvements. The cabins, lodge, pavilions, playgrounds and other structures are very nice. Sinking Creek passes by under Echo Bluff and makes an excellent place for family water play…

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

We really enjoyed the National Geographic tour of Glacier and Waterton National Parks in August 2017. We started at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Moved to McDonald Lodge and then the Many Glacier Hotel. The Red Jammer vintage bus tour over the “Going To The Sun” Road was a scenic highlight. Our room view of…

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia The Historic District is very walkable with lots of interesting restaurants, shops, historic buildings and mini-park squares in every direction. Paid tourist trolleys and the free city DOT trolley help you get around and absorb the atmosphere. We enjoyed the “Savannah Historic and Secret East Side Food Tour.” Great food, fun and interesting…

San Antonio, Texas

  Our visit to San Antonio, Texas. Stayed on the Riverwalk in downtown. Loved the historic missions and the Riverwalk shops and restaurants. Rode the Rio water taxi several times. Lucky to be there when a live music show was performing at the Arneson Theatre on the Riverwalk.  

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

Our July 2016 visit to Rock Harbor, Isle Royale National Park in North Lake Superior. The Rock Harbor Lodge is a great base to explore the Isle Royale wilderness on guided excursions, ranger outings or on your own. Rock Harbor is a 7 hour ferry ride from Minnesota or a 4+ hour ride from Michigan.

North Shore Lake Superior

North Shore Lake Superior

A road trip along Highway 61 from Duluth, MN to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Staying at night on the water’s edge when we can. Lots of waterfalls and great scenery.  

Upper Peninsula Road Trip

Upper Peninsula Road Trip

Driving all the way around Lake Michigan including a week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Seeking light houses, waterfalls and Great Lake coastline scenery. Staying in bed & breakfasts, little motels near the coastline and 2 nights in the Big Bay Point Lighthouse.

Columbia & Snake River Cruise

Columbia & Snake River Cruise

River cruise on the National Geographic Sea Bird from the Pacific Ocean to Hells Canyon in Idaho on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Click image to see larger photo.

St. Louis Zoo, MO

Visiting one of the country’s best zoos. Still no admission fee at the St. Louis Zoo. Tigers and Lions. Hippos. Bird House entrance. Cheetah. Elephant. Elephants. Hippo nap time. Taking a break on the River Walk. Penguin. Penguin. Puffin.   Cobra sculpture. Rhino.

Along the Road – Missouri

  Relics at Champion Towing, Potosi, MO. Restored Texaco station in DeSoto, MO. Old Phillips 66 building in Caledonia, MO