Category: United States

The Battle of Greasy Grass

July 10, 2020. The two Cheyenne women, relatives of Moh-na-se-tah, said that Custer should have listened better to Medicine Arrows. The Cheyenne considered Moh-na-se-tah to be Custer’s wife. She was the daughter of chief Little Rock until the battle (arguably…

Continue Reading The Battle of Greasy Grass

Wandering Around

July 1, July 10-14, 2020. Right now this very minute a breeze blows through Ballena Blanca as I sit here writing. Greg is sitting outside playing the guitar. Life is lazy. We have spent a week camping out in the…

Continue Reading Wandering Around

Just Wildflowers 5

June 10 – July 2, 2020. Today we have another Wordless Wednesday. Although you may see a few words here they are actually data so we aren’t counting them as words. Here is some data: 222 – the number of…

Continue Reading Just Wildflowers 5

Wordless Wednesday: Arco, Idaho

Welcome to Arco, Idaho. Today we are doing a Wordless Wednesday. And who needs words when you have a town as interesting as Arco, Idaho. Add your own captions below in the comments. And as always, pics are click to…

Continue Reading Wordless Wednesday: Arco, Idaho

Volcanic Idaho

June 26 – July 2, 2020. Yellowstone has stayed put, but Idaho is on the go. It has taken 15 million years, but southern Idaho, which is part of the North American Tectonic Plate, has moved westward over the volcanic…

Continue Reading Volcanic Idaho

Time Travel Along the Snake River

It was summer, 1849. When we left Independence, Missouri months earlier our wagon was loaded with 2495 pounds of gear and supplies including five barrels of flour, 600 lbs of bacon, 100 lbs of coffee, three rifles, and three pistols….

Continue Reading Time Travel Along the Snake River

Dunes and Fossils

June 21 – June 24, 2020. We didn’t expect to find shorebirds in Idaho, we didn’t expect to find an amazing canyon with such amazing scenery in Idaho, and we didn’t expect to find the tallest sand dune in North…

Continue Reading Dunes and Fossils

Shorebirds in Idaho

June 19 – 20, 2020. It was a little disappointing that we didn’t get to kayak on the Snake River. When we were at Swan Falls the weather turned bad on the days we had lined up for kayaking and…

Continue Reading Shorebirds in Idaho

Snake River Birds of Prey

June 11 – 18, 2020. I’m not sure exactly how the idea to visit Idaho popped into my head. It must have been some #vanlife Instagram image or perhaps a photograph of some picturesque Idaho campsite from the Campendium newsletter….

Continue Reading Snake River Birds of Prey

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…

Continue Reading Just Wildflowers 4