Long Live Rock!

Long live rock, indeed!  This past summer we had the pleasure of touring the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Why Cleveland?  As we read on this marker, it is the “Birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll” due to the efforts of disc jockey Alan Freed. The building itself is stunning, designed by … More Long Live Rock!

Chattanooga, Tennessee

A while back, we had the pleasure of stopping in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a short exploration. Chattanooga is set in a bend of the Tennessee River in the southeastern part of the state.  Google maps gets us oriented. We rolled into town on a windy and overcast day.  Although the weather wasn’t cooperating, we forged ahead … More Chattanooga, Tennessee

Southwest Virginia: A Great Destination for an Active Weekend!

In the southwest corner of Virginia, not far from the Tennessee state line, is a cluster of outdoor adventure opportunities that makes for a great long weekend.  We spent 3 days hiking and biking there a few weeks ago. First up, a bicycle ride on the renowned Virginia Creeper Trail.  A rail trail along the … More Southwest Virginia: A Great Destination for an Active Weekend!

Corolla Outer Banks

Corolla, at the far northern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is a great choice for a family-oriented beach vacation.  Not much more than a big sand bar, parts of the Outer Banks have seen their share of beach erosion.  But erosion has not been a problem (so far) in the Corolla area.  The beaches … More Corolla Outer Banks

Olympic National Park – Exploring the Wet Side

In our last post, we explored the “high” side of Olympic National Park, hiking in the mountains and enjoying the alpine lakes of the eastern and northern regions.   We continued around to the west and south, hitting the “wet” features including the beaches and the rain forest. The beaches of the Pacific Northwest are … More Olympic National Park – Exploring the Wet Side

Olympic National Park – Exploring the High Side

Olympic National Park, located in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle, is a wonderland of diverse natural environments.  From snow-capped mountains  to alpine lakes to rugged Pacific beaches to temperate rain forests, there is something for everyone.   Although most of the park could be reached in an ambitious very long day … More Olympic National Park – Exploring the High Side

Midwest Meanderings: New Prairies, Old Canals, and Interesting Lakes

For our weekly followers who have been losing sleep worrying about our safety and survival at the stormy conclusion of our last post, you can relax.  The weather was horrendous with bouts of torrential rain, but fortunately no hail or tornadoes.  We made it, and the posts go on.  After driving past seemingly endless fields of … More Midwest Meanderings: New Prairies, Old Canals, and Interesting Lakes