Gaping at Eastern Glacier National Park

When planning our route for 2018, we expected that a summertime visit to the Crown of the Continent – Glacier National Park – would be a highlight. So far, it has completely lived up to our expectations. We approached the park from the east, where we were rewarded after an incredibly long drive across the … Read moreGaping at Eastern Glacier National Park

Skipping Across Montana

After leaving North Dakota we faced a verrrrrry long trip across the gigantic state of Montana, the 4th largest in the nation, to reach our next major destination: Glacier National Park. Eastern Montana and the northern tier of Montana are very sparsely populated (as in: plan ahead, because the next gas station could be 50+ … Read moreSkipping Across Montana

Ambivalent End to Our Dakotas Experience

Our route from Theodore Roosevelt National Park took us north to Williston, ND for two reasons. First, it was time to return to the Mighty Missouri and the Lewis & Clark Trail to continue our westward trek after our month-long sojourn in the South Dakota Badlands, the Black Hills, Devils Tower, and the North Dakota … Read moreAmbivalent End to Our Dakotas Experience

Rough Riding with Teddy

Our slow travel schedule afforded us 10 days to enjoy Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, which we split equally between the distinct north and south units, geographically separated by 70 miles. We did not make the effort to reach the Elkhorn area, which is actually the former “home ranch” of the park’s namesake, … Read moreRough Riding with Teddy

Roadside Attractions and Our First Emergency

After leaving Devils Tower, we pointed our rig toward Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Driving across the Dakotas is notoriously boring, so I was pretty excited to find a few different points of interest to visit along the way. Geographic Center of the Nation Our route northeast from Devils Tower brought us … Read moreRoadside Attractions and Our First Emergency