“Total Eclipse Of The Trip” (Portland and the Oregon Coast – August 16, 2017 to August 20, 2017)

It was a bit of a strange experience being on this bridge looking at the sign periodically go dark then the letters outlining in green before sparkling in the font while cars were whizzing by…

“Your Own Private Idaho” (Southern Idaho and Southeastern Washington – April 24, 2013 to April 27, 2013)

Anyways, like our Napa experience, there was quite a bit of traffic in the Napa Region when we visited last Summer, and in Nampa, there were certainly a lot of cars here. And that was made worse…

“One and Only” (Alaskan Cruise – August 28, 2011 to September 4, 2011)

And in this case, we saw a convergence of glaciers unlike we had ever seen before. Yet the beauty of this place and its more-or-less intact ecosystem could easily move anyone appreciative…

“Welcome to Paradise” (Seattle and Mt Rainier, WA – August 24, 2011 to August 28, 2011)

It was at this point that I gave serious thought to turning back rather than take the risk, but I knew that I might regret never seeing the waterfall the way it should be seen after having gone…

“The Twilight Zone” (Olympic Peninsula, WA – August 20, 2011 to August 23, 2011)

And so we were stuck at the Hilton with an increasingly fussy baby (she didn’t have a good rest and she was not comfortable with the unfamiliar surroundings and people) and time running out…

“Dead Park” (Glacier National Park, MT – September 23, 2010 to September 25, 2010)

…it didn’t take long before we went right into the weather… It was as if Mother Nature couldn’t decide how miserable she wanted to make our day…

“Overcome By Events” (Oregon – August 19, 2009 to August 22, 2009)

But when his wife came over, she said, “You should’ve seen him. He was pouting all trip long because his tripod was too big to fit in a carry-on and I wouldn’t let him bring it…”

“On The Waterlogged Oregon Trail” (Oregon – March 27, 2009 to April 4, 2009)

Before we got deep into the white stuff (without chains), we decided to turn around and call it a defeat. So we wouldn’t see neither Koosah nor Sahalie Falls as I had feared…