Thisawayz and Thatawayz

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

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Kalambaka, Greece – Our journey across Greece

Kalambaka is the gateway to Meteora. It was burned to the ground by the Nazis in WWII, so the buildings are all from after that time. It will take us half the day to drive to, and by the time we get there. most of the monasteries will be closed. We plan to see the monasteries […]

Santorini, Greece – Storming the Volcano

After a pretty restless sleep due to a hard bed, flat pillows, and rough sheets, we awoke to a beautiful day. We headed over to the main office and made a reservation to sail over to the volcano and hot springs. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful, but his sexist jokes from a bygone […]

Cochiti, NM – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The day before, wandering around Old Santa Fe, we had come across an artist selling her photographs. We particularly admired her images of what she told us were Tent Rocks from a park down by Cochiti. She told us this was the only place outside Turkey to see these kinds of rocks. When we got back […]

Taos, NM – Enchanted Circle Drive

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 drive it […]

Moab, UT – Canyonlands National Park

Harold went out to take some photos of the beautiful cliffs behind us this morning. As he was standing there, an older woman came up to him, and before he could even say “Good morning!” she spurted “That’s the sort of wall we need to keep them damn illegals out!” It’s hard not to compare the […]

Moab, UT – Arches National Park

As soon as our wheels were back on the trailer, we screeched out of the lot in Wendover, and were racing across the salt flats for the very, very last time of our lives. It was raining and dark by the time we were half way to Salt Lake City, the highway was poorly lit, […]

Bypassed the Burner’s campground – Eugene, OR to Yreka, CA

The Valley Center Mall in Eugene, OR is a great place to stop and boondock. They allow RVs to stay up to 48 hours in the very back lot, which is right beside the walking/bike paths alongside the river and delta. We took the dogs for a hike and saw all sorts of wildlife. Nutrias, otters, […]

Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Today we made it to Lake Louise. We left the trailer back in the campground, and drove the 28km (17miles) up the highway. Today was Monday, so we expected there to be less people. As we drove by, we noticed the Overflow lot was completely empty, a good sign. The “answer guy” who Harold had driven […]

Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Country

I’ve never stopped in Golden before, but I should have. It’s a cute little town between the Rocky Mountains and Columbia Mountain ranges with access to six national parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho. Two rivers meet at the town, Kicking Horse River, famous for whitewater rafting, and the Columbia River, which meanders through […]

Santa Barbara – The American Riviera

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, I had […]

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