More Mountains, High Desert …

Yes­ter­day we trav­eled from south­ern Utah to north­ern Ari­zona and then south­ern Col­orado. I can’t get bored on roads like this: We made it to  Ver­mil­lion Cliffs in short order, but it turned out there isn’t real­ly a devel­oped park like in some places we’ve been. We expect­ed a road tour­ing through the cliffs, but all […]

Vacation Reconfiguration

It’s been tough try­ing to find wi-fi and time to process pho­tos and write posts, but here’s what we’ve been doing: Yel­low­stone Nation­al Park was a big dis­ap­point­ment all around. Tues­day, as I described, we woke up in Shell Creek Camp­ground in the awe­some Bighorn Nation­al For­est. We then trav­eled to Yel­low­stone. I had spent a […]

I learn two new words …

Yes­ter­day I learned two new words; yoop­er and pasties. Yoop­er. Every­body calls the Upper Penin­su­la “the U.P.,” hence the indige­nous natives are known as Yoop­ers. I resist­ed the impulse to buy a bumper stick­er that says “You say Yoop­er like it’s a bad thing.” The Yoop­ers remind me a lot of Min­nesotans. Their win­ter is so […]