Located near Burkittsville, Maryland Gathland State Park is the home to the former estate of Civil War correspondent George Alfred Towsend.
An adventure to be thankful for. Exploring Assateague Island, Native American Methodist churches, and the quiet simplicity of the Mid-Atlantic shores.
Excited to finally be on my way to Seattle, I spoiled myself with a delicious breakfast at the Leavenworth Golf Club before hitting the road. The trip to Seattle was a blissfully short one, with just one stop at a place called Deception Falls, and I arrived around 1:30 in the afternoon. Deception Falls runsContinue reading “Seattle – September 7 – 10”
When I last left you, readers, I was cranky because I woke up in Steamboat Rock State Park believing I would end the day in Seattle. I was tired of cold food (due to the campfire restrictions caused by the wildfires) and ready for a couple days of no driving. But instead, I needed toContinue reading “Leavenworth, Washington – A Pleasant Surprise”
We arrived in New Orleans on Friday, March 16th as a belated birthday present to my apprentice traveler. While I’d only briefly visited the city years before, it clung to me like the swamp moss that surrounds the Crescent City, the Big Easy, Nawlins. In the hustle and bustle of the airport, we picked upContinue reading “New Orleans – I Miss You Already”
After spending an hour amongst the Buddhas I continued west to my first real taste of mountain driving in the tiny stretch of Idaho between Montana and Washington. I suppose I’d been meandering up in elevation without too much thought, but as soon as the “Welcome to Idaho” sign appeared it was straight downhill alongContinue reading “September 5, Part 2; The Most Extreme Grilled Cheese”
September 5th was a long day. I wasn’t going to leave the area without going to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, an hour north of Missoula. Through some research, I found my breakfast spot; Paul’s Pancake Parlor in Tremper’s Shopping Center in Missoula. I was amused by the decor; all decked out in JamaicanContinue reading “September 5 – Part 1; Garden of One Thousand Buddhas”
Before leaving the Towsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA, my new friend recommended I stop at the Avon Family Cafe on my way to Missoula. She said they took good care of her and the food was delicious. A warm home cooked breakfast seemed like just the right thing since this is what I wokeContinue reading “Missoula, Montana”
I woke up the morning of September 3rd to my first chilly morning. It was 50 degrees when I woke up, and I was delighted to have packed warm sleepwear. On the agenda for the day was a drive back through the Grand Tetons into Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. When you’ve been on theContinue reading “Yellowstone on Labor Day Weekend”
When I initially planned The Great Roadtrip, Thermopolis, WY was not on the list of destinations. As a matter of fact, I expected to drive down from South Dakota to Colorado and Utah. However, once I got to Iowa, I knew I needed to make some changes to my route. I learned on that first legContinue reading “Thermopolis, Wyoming and Hot Springs State Park”