Category: Places of Interest

In Search of Acadia’s Public Gardens

Wherever I travel, I am drawn to seeking out public botanical gardens much like a hummingbird is attracted to Monarda or Lupinus or Aquilegia.  Just as the hummingbird gets its nourishment from these flowers, visiting gardens and walking in nature sustains me.  My love…

Settling in at Acadia NP

“My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.”  – Hazrat Inayat Khan I’ve completed my first two full weeks of work at Acadia NP and celebrated after the first week with an 8-mile round trip hike up Cadillac Mountain.  …

Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one of our road trips in a diary format to illustrate how we travel.  Our current trip across country from Wyoming to Vermont is typical of the way we travel when we have a destination in…

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby  Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Our last evening in the Tetons, we…

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a…

Food for Thought

We’ve always enjoyed eating out.  When Jim and I first met, one of our favorite things to do on the weekend was to eat out for breakfast.  Our first year together, we lived along the Brandywine Creek at the corner of Rt. 100 and…

Path of Totality in the Tetons

Oh my! Time flies so fast!  It’s already almost mid-July and there’s so much that we have done since the last time I posted.  While riding bikes today along the Pilgrim Creek area of the park, I was thinking about the theme for my…

Our First Two Weeks at Colter Bay….

Hard to believe that we’ve been settled in the Tetons at Colter Bay for over two weeks!  It’s been a whirlwind of activity getting set up in our camping spot for the summer and training for our jobs at the Jenny Lake Store. My…

County Fairground Camping

It’s weird to be back on the road again after a two-month hiatus at home in Vermont.  Our third day on the road (May 15th), and I think we are getting back in the groove. Although I have innate organizational skills that came in…

Big Bend: The Desert Part Two

  Being on the road, and remaining flexible, means that plans can change, and change fast. We found ourselves with an opportunity to work in the Tetons this coming summer, so it meant that we needed to high-tail it back to Vermont earlier than…