September 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We have finally left Montana. Right now (9/30) we are sitting in a library in Rapid City, South Dakota This is our third day in the library and we will probably return tomorrow. Luckily, it is a really nice library. Very quiet and they seem to be taking social distancing and mask-wearing very seriously. Library …read more

Grand Teton & Glacier National Parks

July 20 – 21 & August 7 – 13, 2020 Mountains. They are all over out west. When I first moved to Tucson, AZ from the Midwest some 30 years ago I was awed by the mountains. I’d never lived near mountains before and in Tucson, the city ran right up to their ascent. As …read more

Just Wildflowers 6

July 3 – July 14, 2020. Right now we are camped in North Dakota outside of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is color everywhere, a few dots of yellow and purple flowers still line the trails but the biggest swath of color in the landscape is from the golden leaves of the trees. Falls …read more

Traveling with Scamper Squad

A dramatization of a text message: Scamper Squad – Thx for making the camping reservation. FYI we call ourselves the Scamper Squad complete with an official pose. If you don’t have a name and pose yet, better get cracking. 😁 Greg & Duwan – I don’t know what a pose is. Is it like a …read more

August 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

It is hard to believe we spent the whole month of August in Montana. We hung out some more with our friends Ellen and Scott who are traveling their tiny Scamp camper, visited Glacier National Park, went kayaking 5 times, photographed lots of birds, and started a journey along the Missouri River exploring a National …read more

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 a massacre) at Washita in the Oklahoma territory eight years before. Her parents had been …read more

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 Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area where we have had the best internet connection since we’ve …read more

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 wildflowers and blooms (from 4 different states) I have documented so far on this site. …read more

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 hotspot we now call Yellowstone. This movement has left a 70-mile break in the normal …read more