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    Shoshone Falls in the Spring

    A few weeks ago Lyle began to talk about how beautiful Shoshone Falls is this year. He follows several Idaho scenery accounts on Instagram and he kept showing me pictures. “We should go down and see it one weekend,” he said. Let’s see. It’s about a 9-and-a-half-hour drive so… um, yeah, I guess we could theoretically fit it in two…

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    Almost Like a Mini-Cruise

    I’ve never actually been on a cruise. Lyle and I like traveling by car so well that I don’t know that we will ever go on a cruise. I won’t say never, but it’s not something on our bucket lists. However, we’ve discovered that we do enjoy taking the Seattle Ferry across Puget Sound, and that’s kinda like a mini-cruise.…

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    America’s Car Museum

    We’ve had several weekend trips to Seattle come up recently as we do business with an envelope company over there. It’s actually cheaper for us to drive back and forth to pick up product rather than having it shipped, and if you know anything about Lyle you know he’s happy for any chance to drive. The drive takes about 5…

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    In Which We Get Lost and Walk for Miles

    It all started on a whim. “Hey, why don’t we run over to the Seattle RV show this weekend?” he suggested “Yeah, that might be fun,” I said. “Let’s do that.” To be honest, I wasn’t all that interested in going to the RV show, but I knew the weather in Seattle, gray though it likely was, would be warmer…

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    Winter Road Trip: Arkansas to Idaho

    For our trip home from Arkansas we wanted to go through Kansas and Colorado for quick visits with family and friends. We left Saturday morning (New Year’s Eve) and planned to be home Monday evening. I had hinted to Lyle that if it wouldn’t be too far out of the way I would also like to stop in Pawhuska, Oklahoma…

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    Winter Road Trip: In Arkansas

    After two-and-a-half days on the road, we arrived at my parents’ home in northwestern Arkansas early in the afternoon on December 28. We only got to be there two-and-a-half days before heading home again, but we sure packed a lot in. My parents live in the house my grandparents and their younger children built some 40-odd years ago, way back…

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    Winter Road Trip: Idaho to Arkansas

    Living half-way across the country from my parents makes it hard to get together for holidays. This year we decided it might work. The week between Christmas and New Year’s was a convenient time to close the print shop and it gave us two holidays, one on each end of the trip. We had hoped to leave on Christmas Eve,…

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    Flathead Valley

    Since we had a long weekend last week Lyle planned a 2-day getaway to Flathead Valley, Montana as my birthday gift. We celebrated Thanksgiving Day (my actual birthday) with family and friends, and then left on Friday for our little trip. As is typical for November, the skies were gray as we drove but the northwestern Montana scenery is still spectacular.…

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    A Montana Story

    Day 30 of our virtual road trip takes us southeast from Alaska to Montana. (Again, not exactly in one day. But whatever.) Living in the panhandle of Idaho, we are just a couple hours away from the Montana state line to the east, so we’ve been over there on the weekend many times. We’ve also traveled across Montana on pretty much…

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    An Alaska Story

    Day 29 of our virtual road trip takes us northwest from Washington to Alaska. (Good thing we’re not on an actual road trip, because it would definitely take us more than one day to get there.) I’ve been to Alaska twice for work. I would love to go back sometime for vacation, and it would be even more fun if…