The Black Hills

September 26 – October 2, 2020. South Dakota never shut down due to the pandemic so when we got to Mount Rushmore the first thing we saw was a bulletin board listing ranger talks. Ranger Talks! We love ranger talks and hadn’t been to a one since the beginning of the year. We checked the …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

Rush to the Southwest

February 2 – 16, 2020. We are so lucky. We have a nine-pack of toilet paper. I have bought TP twice this year. I know because I keep meticulous track of everything we buy. If my numbers are correct, we use anywhere from a roll to a roll and a half of TP each week …read more

Ancestral Pueblos

April 24, 27, 28, & May 1, 2019. Last spring we visited Mesa Verde National Park, and Bandelier and Navajo National Monuments. These sites contain prehistoric dwellings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples. I’m combining the three sites into one post. The desert area surrounding Four Corners, where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet, is …read more

The Ancients

April 18 – April 19, 2018. Duwan calls it “hundering”. It’s a mixture of hunting and wandering, often triggered by a chance conversation with a fellow traveler. Back at Gold Butte I was practicing accordion songs. I thought our only neighbor was out 4-wheeling, and was surprised when he came over to listen. As we …read more

Fuhgoddaboudit Friday – Chaco Canyon

This post is a Fuhgoddaboudit Friday — which means the events in this post happened so long ago we almost forgot about it. But luckily we haven’t completely fuhgoddaboudit and have been able to reach back deep into the recesses of our minds and pluck out a few memories to share with you. Today’s post …read more

Native Americans & Stuff Along The Way

January 21 – January 26, 2017. When we left The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous we only had one small plan for what was next. It was January 20th and the next day marches were bring held in cities all over the country and world. Since this march was somewhat political and I know you have heard …read more