Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Scenic Routes

Taos, NM – Enchanted Circle Drive

Facebook Twitter The Enchanted Circle Drive is an 83 mile circular route up through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos. The route takes you around Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state at 13,161′ feet, up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. At the visitor centre, we had been told the better way to […]

Glacier National Park, Montana

Facebook Twitter There is a Glacier National Park in Canada, and there is another one in the US. The US one is attached to a different Canadian National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park. Wouldn’t it have made more sense for the two Glacier National Parks, only separated by a silly little border to be the […]

Osoyoos and Oliver, BC

Facebook Twitter It’s a rite of passage for a child growing up in Vancouver to make the pilgrimage to the Okanagan each summer. My very first memory as a child is of being in the camp-ground at the very east end of the beach, and looking out over the corn fields on the reservation across […]

Paso Robles – a siren’s call luring us away from the sea

Facebook Twitter Once we were back on the coast, it was really hard to think about leaving it again. Being there on the water, with the waves crashing in, the breeze wafting in to cool things down, and the sea life to enjoy, made me question our plans. They weren’t very solid at this point […]

Santa Barbara – The American Riviera

Facebook Twitter There are three state beach campgrounds by Santa Barbara. Carpinteria is 12 miles south of Santa Barbara El Capitan is 17 miles west and Refugio is 20 miles west. We chose Refugio this time, since my parents had just been there the month before and had enjoyed it. When reserving the camp site, […]

Up the Apache Trail

Facebook Twitter “The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have. To me, it is the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely beautiful.” — President Theodore Roosevelt The oldest highway in the US, […]

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