7/4: Helena-Yellowstone’s Norris Geyser Basin

Hi again,Steven and I were incredibly lucky returning yet again to Yellowstone National Park for a few days in early July on our swing through the Pacific Northwest after visiting our first granddaughter in San Francisco. Steven and I had figured that one could never see enough of our country's oldest national park, not only because …

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7/3: Helena’s Last Chance Gulch, Reeder’s Alley, & Quirky Sculptures!

Hi there,In my last post, I wrote about how surprised both Steven and I were upon touring Montana's statehouse in Helena and then the city's stunning cathedral that would even make any city slicker in New York proud. I don't think either of us expected such a small city to wow us quite as much …

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7/3: Helena’s Very Impressive Capitol & Cathedral

Hi there,I don't know about you but I had some preconceived notions of what Helena, the capital of Montana might look like before Steven and I visited in early July. Coming from my adopted big city of Denver, I foolishly thought Helena might be the proverbial hick town or poor country cousin with few redeeming features …

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7/2: Kalispell, MT: Muddy Hikes in Glacier National Park!

Earlier this year, after the pandemic started, Steven and I figured since our trip overseas was cut very short we'd switch things up and try and see as many of this country's national parks and statehouses as we could. After driving out to SF in mid-June to see our firstborn granddaughter, we decided there was …

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6/30: Coeur d’Alene’s Boardwalks & Spokane’s Historic Davenport Hotel

 Steven and I had spent the morning at the fabulous Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch north of Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. We hadn't seen much of the 'big city' the day before so decided to return to play tourist in the resort town. We enjoyed walking down Sherman St., the main drag, where there were …

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6/30: Coeur D’Alene’s Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch!

Since Steven and I had some unexpected free time while in the northwestern Idaho city of Coeur'd'Alene we decided to book a tour of Seven Stars Ranch. We were attracted to the ranch because of the opportunity to get in close contact with the ranch's many alpacas especially.  What a fun place the ranch would have been to camp …

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