Day 39: Yellowstone

Today did not go as planned. We had long awaited the hike we had scheduled for today. An out and back to the second most dense geothermal area in the park. 20+ miles total. Not a popular hike. But. We didn’t complete it. At about two miles in the mosquitoes got bad. Like more than […]

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Day 37: Glacier National Park

The day started with kayaking on a subalpine lake, then we hiked two different trails. One led to an overlook of another gorgeous lake. We saw about a dozen mountain goats on our way up, just eating their lunch right along the trail. I don’t like the word cute, but there were two babies who […]

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Day 36: Glacier National Park

Whoa! This one is a beauty! We’re sitting in the great lounge of the lodge, having just come inside from watching a mama bear and her two cubs frolic among the wildflowers. Our day started painfully early, at just 5:00, which was only 4:00 to our bodies which have been in Pacific time zone for […]

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Day 35: Winthrop to Kalispell

The day was mostly spent in the car. During the ride I savored the strongest latte of the trip (five shots of espresso!), made some friendship bracelets, finished a book (Women Talking by Miriam Toews) and read about a quarter of my next one (Supermarket by Bobby Hall who is better known as Logic.) Of […]

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Day 33: North Cascade National Park

I’m so happy. I’m exhausted, sore, sweaty, dirty, hungry, but so happy. I know these adventures won’t last forever. They can’t. The girls are 13 and 11. We only have a few years until summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, or studies will take priority of their summer schedules. Their childhoods are much closer to ending […]

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Day 32: Vancouver

Last night, Zak and I stayed up too late chatting to the sweetest couple from Bellingham, Washington around the firepit at our hotel. It was really good to talk politics, travel, the world, food, and parenting with some others. They come up to Vancouver as often as we go into Chicago for the weekend. We […]

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