Tag - History

Mount Hood, Oregon is Perfect for a Road Trip

If you find your happy place somewhere near a beautiful mountain, then we speak the same language.   Late in May, we drove from our campground near Madras, Oregon (Pelton Park Campground), up to Mount Hood and back.  We were traveling with our friend Liz. I keep trying to talk her into...

Poor Planning Plagued the Military at Fort Phantom Hill

The Intentional Travelers Visit Fort Phantom Hill, near Abilene Texas. I know you don’t ever get behind on reviewing your photos, but sometimes I am having too much fun to blog!  This post about Fort Phantom Hill is an example of our visits to cool out of the way places, and then...

Trail of the Ancients Day 3 – Mesa Verde, Colorado

We spent a month in the four corners area of Colorado, exploring the ancient history and beauty of this surprising area. The Mesa Verde National Park was a full day trip all by itself.  It would not be hard to enjoy two or three days just in this one park, especially if you choose to hike...

Fort Fetterman, WY was Tough Duty in 1867

Fort Fetterman Built to Help Gold Miners Get to Montana Gold in Montana!  After the California Gold Rush (1849) and the Pike’s Peak Rush (1852), came the Montana Gold Rush (1862) in what was then known as Idaho Territory. The US Government established Fort Fetterman to provide...

Visit Douglas Wyoming – Home of the Jackalope

We are staying in the Casper area for the month of July.  Only 90 degrees!  As always, we use the Jeep to explore the area and quickly came to the little town of Douglas.  Douglas is about 40 miles east of Casper on Highway 25.  So tell me … Have you ever seen a Jackalope? Home of...

Exploring Trail of The Ancients – Day 1

The Trail of the Ancients, a Beautiful Drive While spending June in Dolores, Colorado, we had what my husband calls a “target-rich environment”. So much to see! The Trail of the Ancients is a designated National Scenic Byway that runs through Colorado, Utah and a bit of...

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