Hiking Yellowstone National Park – Rabbit Creek Hot Springs

Hiking Yellowstone National Park Rabbit Creek Hot Springs

Rabbit Creek Hot Springs is an off-trail hike across meadows and through woodland, to a backcountry thermal area around the upper end of a short, east-side tributary of the Firehole River. About 40 major hot springs, of varying colors and activity levels, are in the area. Lisa saw a post on Facebook about an amazing … Read more

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park – Madison River

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park Madison River

Yellowstone and the area surrounding it is a fly-fishing paradise. Nowhere in the world are there so many public rivers, lakes, and streams found in such a small area. One of Yellowstone Parks’ largest rivers, the Madison is viewed by millions of visitors each year as it winds along the West Entrance Road.   What … Read more

Being Bear Aware – Hiking in Bear Country

Being Bear Aware Hiking in Bear Country

It is an exhilarating opportunity to watch bears and cubs forage, play, wrestle, and sleep in their natural habitat. Whether you are hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, or even rafting in bear country, it’s important to know what to do, or not do, when you encounter a bear. Content All of Yellowstone is bear habitat—from … Read more

Avoiding Yellowstone Crowds – Off The Beaten Path

Anyone that has been to Yellowstone or any National Park recently knows that crowds have grown exponentially over the last few years and especially since Covid-19. Long lines and wait times are now the norm at all the popular locations. So what can you do to avoid the crowds and still enjoy the National Parks? … Read more

Top 10 Things We Saw in Yellowstone National Park

Wolf Up Close

For Summer 2021 we decided that the Yellowstone area would be a fun place to stay and explore everything we can. Yellowstone National Park is our favorite park. With the wildlife, the geysers and geological features there is nowhere more interesting. Here is our top 10 things we saw in 2021. Note: Some of the … Read more

Jurassic National Monument – Elmo, Utah

Jurassic National Monument, at the site of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, is well-known for containing the densest concentration of Jurassic dinosaur fossils ever found. The 2453 acre National Monument was created in 2018 to ensure the protection of the dinosaur quarry and surrounding areas. After watching the videos of this National Monument I was so … Read more

Yuma Territorial Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison is a living museum of the Old West. A total of 3,069 desperadoes, including 29 women, convicted of crimes ranging from murder to polygamy, with grand larceny being the most common. A majority served only portions of their sentences due to the ease with which paroles and pardons were obtained. They were … Read more

Maumee Bay State Park – Oregon, Ohio

We camped here for a week July 22-29, 2019. Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio is one of the nicest parks we’ve been to. It’s a very well-kept and beautifully manicured campground. Maumee Bay State Park does a weekly theme. The week we were at the park was Christmas in July. There were Christmas … Read more

Illinois Beach State Park – Zion, Illinois

Illinois Beach State Park

Camp ground Very nice. Large sites with plenty of space between camping spots. We reserved a spot in the 300 section that backed to Lake Michigan. It was a little too steep for our 38 ft. motorhome so we ended up moving to a level first come first serve site in the 100 section. There … Read more

Rock Cut State Park Review – Loves Park, Illinois

Rock Cut’s 3,092 acres include two lakes: Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, and Olson Lake with 50 acres offer a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice-skate. The park’s hiking trails, horseback riding trails and cross-country skiing and wildlife watching, as well as seasonal hunting programs, make it a year round recreation … Read more