Places I’ve been

I started traveling around the United States 35+ years ago and have managed to at least drive through all but three states, Maine, Alaska & Hawaii.  Yet I’ve only been blogging since 2008 so most of my posts are from travels in America’s west, plus South Africa.  Check out places on this list.

United States

Arizona  where I’ve called home since 2005, working summers at Grand Canyon National Park and exploring beyond.

California  provides primary travel routes from north to south through incredibly diverse landscapes.

Colorado  captured my heart decades ago and I explored much of its southwest while working at Mesa Verde National Park.

Illinois  is my birth state.

Nevada  infrequent visits and drive thrus.

Oregon  one of my Pacific Northwest homes while working at Oregon Caves National Monument.

Texas  because my parents lived there.

Utah  for it’s southern beauty.

Washington  another home base while raising a family, going to college and starting my career as a Park Ranger at Mt St Helens, after she erupted.


I am a Park Ranger summers and a park junkie all the time.

US National Park sites

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona

Castillo de San Marcus, Florida

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Death Valley National Park, California

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona & Utah

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

North Rim

South Rim

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona

Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

Pipe Spring National Monument, Utah

Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah

Redwood National and State Park, California

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument, Arizona

Zion National Park, Utah


World travels

South Africa

Frankfurt, Germany

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