When traversing the wild and wonderful bison filled world of Yellowstone National Park you may be overwhelmed especially in the planning stages of your trip. If you are journeying to the wildlands of Montana and Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park like we did in a 35 foot RV, you may be exceptionally overwhelmed when planning such a big endeavor and driving 1,000 miles into an unknown wilderness. Let me offer some well-researched advice on how to have an amazing RV outdoor adventure filled vacation.
Several hours later, I stood atop the mountain feeling an overwhelming amount of exhaustion mixed with my first sense of what clarity means. I was only … Read more
The rolling green hills of San Luis Obispo County and California’s central coast can take your breath away as you drive up Highway 101 along the azure blue crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. There is more to do along the Santa Lucia Mountain Range then just touristy Hearst Castle, the Madonna Inn and the giant aquarium in Monterey. Hike the trails of Carmel, visit with Elephant Seals beachside, explore giant sand dunes and mountain bike in eucalyptus forests on this seaside road trip.
I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.
A 12-foot polar bear slowly lumbers across the frozen lake. Two heavily bundled children shout gleefully as they bounce each other up and down on a Ouijatotter. College students dance their cares (and thick winter shells) away in a small hut pounding with music. All this and more is par for the course at Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, an annual experiment in public art and community.