Just Wildflowers 4

June 3 – June 7, 2020. I may have found my favorite flower. The columbine. When we were in Bryce Canyon we saw the Blue Columbine, which I thought was very pretty and definitely unique. But while we at Great Basin I spotted a red one, and became intrigued. Probably the first time I ever …read more

Glacier in a Basin

June 2 – June 5, 2020. John C. Fremont called it the “Great Basin” in 1844. His father-in-law, Missouri Senator Thomas Benton, had gotten him the job. In May 1843 Fremont led a party of 39 men west on the Oregon Trail. Reaching what is now Nevada, they turned south to explore and map. They …read more

Searching for Aliens

April 8 – 9, 2019. I got this idea in my head last year to visit Area 51 – you know, the secret military installation in Nevada where they keep captured Aliens and do experiments on them. I was actually thinking about my friend Ellen when I came up with this idea – she writes …read more

New Friends & Weird Stuff in the Desert

March 17 – 24, 2019. I know I have probably written more than once about making friends on the road – but meeting people when we travel is kind of an event and we just made some new friends so here I go again…As I may have said before, unlike sailing where you meet people …read more

Gold Butte

April 13 – April 14, 2018. Greg was jonesing to get to Utah. He had been talking about Utah since we were in Baja. “Yeah, all these beaches and stuff are nice, but what I really want to do is go look at some rocks in Utah,” he would tell me. If you haven’t figured …read more