Our second year took us up into the west coast of Canada and then all the way back to the Gulf and southern east coast of the US. We've overnighted at 51 parks in 16 states or provinces, in two countries. We've visited ten national parks and countless national forests, preserves, monuments, recreational areas and state parks; taken twelve boat rides; and kayaked in numerous rivers or lakes, and taken too many hikes to keep track of.
This was the year for both of us to learn more about cameras and photography, and I got more tuned in to butterflies. When we thought back on the year, we came up with a handful of highlights that we thought we'd share as kind of a year's review in pictures.
The Pacific Northwest - Mountains, water, eagles, forests, and more water...
Butchart Gardens, BC - By day and by night
Jet Boating and Floating in Hell's Canyon
|Near Kodachrome Basin State Park|
|Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef NP|
Albuquerque Balloon Festival
|Kreuz' BBQ, Lockhart, TX|
|Cooper's BBQ, Llano, TX|
The Gulf Coast
and Florida Wildlife Allstars
Looking back at the year, I'm moved by the immensity, depth and variety of this land and the living things in it. The opportunities are great, the possibilities infinite and the adventure goes on and on.