Zion National Park

I was finally on my way to Zion National Park, a place I tried to visit a couple of times previously without success. I love all of the National Parks and felt very fortunate to be visiting my 37th! Zion National Park protects 229 square miles and is known for its steep Navajo Sandstone cliffs … Continue reading

The Sonoran Desert Garden

In addition to checking out the city of Tucson, we made sure to get out into the Sonoran desert garden. Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by mighty saguaros and many other fabulous desert plants. During this visit,we were super excited that we were going to be in the desert during … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Cities

Our arrival in Portland was the start of a flurry of activity: cleaning out Island Girl inside and out, vet visits, shopping, visits and outings with friends and a flight to Miami and back.  So here comes a tale of two cities. On our way to Portland, we stopped by the Blue Beacon to have … Continue reading

The Quirky Town of Haines

There was something we really liked about the quirky town of Haines when we visited eight years ago. We had some delicious fish and chips for lunch and a beautiful float down the Chilkat River, where we saw lots of eagles. But this was also the place where we almost missed our cruise. After our … Continue reading