My Most Expensive and Most Dangerous Photo Ever

Pedestrian ho-hum shot, eh? I agree.

Why so expensive? I’ll tell you.

Last September, my husband and I bought a Perception Pescador Pilot 12 pedal kayak on the spur-of-the-moment. We liked it and knew we would both want to be out on the water at the same time, at times, so we ordered another. […]

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again

In May of 2016, the server on which this blog is stored fell victim to ransomware and the database backup restoration failed. The blog was lost.

It has taken me a year to find the motivation to try to patch it back together. I found that the Wayback Machine Internet Archive had “captured” the blog […]

In Loving Memory Of My Son, Bridger Lowery

Bridger Evan Lowery, 14, of Lolo Montana, born April 16, 2001, joined his little brother, Colter, in heaven on October 9, 2015 following a sudden and devastating illness, complicated by arterial damage that occurred in a procedure during his hospitalization.

Bridger was a young man of varied interests – and when he […]

Kudos for Yellowstone Campground Host Ray

Letter sent to the Yellowstone NPS office:

I am a frequent Yellowstone camper. I’m accustomed to feeling compelled to “tutor” campers around me on just about every trip due to garbage, food, coolers, gray water catch basins for pop-up campers, etc. being left out when not in use or overnight, and other bear country (or […]

The Perils Of Growing Up Wild

On the evening Friday, June 6, the first day of my most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, after the sun had set and the light was fading fast, I came upon a grizzly sow and cub along the Gibbon River. I was very happy to see them, but my delight was tempered by the […]