Cabin fever (Vacation saga 3)

Peering through a wiper-swept windshield, David and I drove out of Yellowstone National Park one dim evening of our honeymoon 40 years ago. Tenting was out for that night. We drove what seemed a very long way until, in the gleam from our headlights, we saw a sign with an arrow pointing west and the … Continue reading Cabin fever (Vacation saga 3)

Thin skin (Vacation saga 2)

At Yellowstone, the earth's skin is thin. Parked atop a massive volcano, the Park's thermal features include colorful pools, spouting geysers, and bubbling mud pots. Visitors can explore the Park's over 2 million acres via the 144-miles figure eight-shaped Grand Loop, stopping to hike any of the more than 1,100 miles of trails. In most … Continue reading Thin skin (Vacation saga 2)

Mourning into dancing (Vacation saga 1)

On our honeymoon 40 years ago, David and I tented in Yellowstone National Park. When we walked into Old Faithful Inn, we were so struck by its rustic architecture and unique beauty that we said, "We're going to come back and stay here some day." We vaguely thought "some day" would be when we were … Continue reading Mourning into dancing (Vacation saga 1)