Big Bend Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Fort Stockton, Texas – Today was the first day of our New Year’s trip to Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. We were especially glad that the weather decided to cooperate, since towns in this area and north of here were experiencing a blizzard just two days ago. We saw…

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Day Trip to Abilene

On Friday, Mark, Ripley, and I drove to Abilene to visit a library group that Mark works with. We decided to make his work trip a family trip so we could all enjoy the day. It was 81ºF, so needless to say it was a beautiful day and we all had a lot of fun….

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Pet-Friendly Canada

We were in Canada for almost half of our trip to Alaska (a total of 11 nights). We’ve been to Canada before, and I am sure that Mark and I will go again. We might even go next year. I am sure trips like that will require more posts about pet-friendly locations in the giant…

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Pet-Friendly Alaska

Ripley had a fantastic time while we were in Alaska, and I think Sabre did, too, although she’s such a grouch that she’s a little harder to read. Since we had so much trouble finding things that sounded dog-friendly on the internet before our trip, this week and next week I’m going to post about the…

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Weekend Trip to Arkansas

– Friday – Denton, Texas to Fort Smith, Arkansas As many of you know, Mark plays for the Fort Smith Symphony in Arkansas. This weekend, the season began with a concert called The Greatest Generation, which was meant to commemorate World War II. Since we needed to be in Fort Smith anyway for the symphony, we decided…

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Day Trip to Dinosaur Valley

This past weekend we took a day trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park down in Glen Rose, which is about 45 minutes south of Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve driven past the park numerous times heading south, and we’ve seen billboards for the park and the dinosaur museum that’s just outside the entrance. Mark didn’t really…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Twenty-Four

– Cheyenne, Wyoming to Denton, Texas – We’re home! Today was certainly a long day, and I can’t say that we did many interesting things, so I’ll keep this one brief. Later on I’ll do a few posts talking about the trip logistics, a recap of what we saw, and things we’ve learned, but for…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Twenty-Three

– Caldwell, Idaho to Cheyenne, Wyoming – It’s been a very long day. Tomorrow looks even worse. We didn’t get any pictures either, at least not really. We only took 74, which is really low for us. Again, tomorrow looks even worse. All we can do is try. We started out at 5 this morning,…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Twenty-Two

– Hope, British Columbia to Caldwell, Idaho – Today was the first of our three big driving days. The weather was hot, and the trip was long. We are really racking up the miles now. At least the scenery was nice in places. When we started out in Hope, the weather was cool, but not…

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Alaska Trip 2015: Day Twenty-One

– Prince George, British Columbia to Hope, British Columbia – The weather changed dramatically today. It actually feels like summer now. We packed away our sweaters when we were putting our bags together this morning, but I think we were still a little surprised by just how dramatically the weather changed. We began the day…

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