Pennsylvania, Maryland and Home

Saturday, June 11Friendship Hill National Historic Site was our first stop today. Albert Gallatin left Switzerland to explore the new American land. He was a surveyor. He was able to acquire land which he named Friendship Hill, and built his home there in 1789. Over the years new additions were built. Gallatin was a state…

Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio

Thursday, June 9We made a quick stop at the Gateway Arch National Park in downtown St. Louis first thing this morning. We got lucky and found a great parking spot close to the Arch, and I went inside to get a stamp in the book while Alan took Aardi and got a photo of the…

Colorado and Kansas

Sunday,June 5We slept in then drove out to Monte Vista NWR. We didn’t expect to see much, but boy were we wrong. Right of the bat I got a photo of a sage thrasher (new bird), then we got some great close-ups of some Wilson’s pharalopes, then a ruddy duck who was exhibiting a behavior…

Oregon, Idaho, and Utah

Saturday, May 28My back was almost normal this morning as we packed up to drive across Oregon. We had omelets and pancakes in Crescent City at the Apple Peddler Restaurant. Our first stop after breakfast was at the Oregon Caves National Monument. Then we drove to Medford to gas up at Costco. We also hit…