Tag Archives: Grand Teton

The Sum of Seven Weeks on the Road: The Best, The Worst

For want of 18 miles we’d have made it an even 10K. The odometer tally for all miles topped out at 9982 as we pulled into our street on the last day. We were happy for almost every mile, and … Continue reading

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Three Days Loving the Road: Tetons to Custer to Niobrara to Mount Pleasant

“It’s the journey, not the destination.” I apologize for using the language of “1980’s sappy poster-speak” but I honestly cannot think of a better way to put it. If the road is barely endured, if it is the price you … Continue reading

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Seeing Grand Teton / Yellowstone Again For the Very First Time

“So how do you feel about the fact that we’re all here on top of a volcano?” The cheerful young ranger, a woman in her twenties, asked this question to those of us waiting for Old Faithful Geyser to erupt. … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Bethlehem (NH). Creating an Itinerary at T-14 Months.

The previous post was philosophical about planning vs. spontaneity. Here we move to an actual itinerary. This eighth post recalls last summer as the roads were finally marked and the dates set. Route lines on a map are beautiful; they … Continue reading

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Plan to Be Spontaneous! (T-minus 16 months)

Post 7: Last Summer as we began planning the September 2013 road trip we had a philosophical problem: Where is the point at which the fun of planning a trip actually closes down the fun? Or can you plan to … Continue reading

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