Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Ten Favorite Adventures of 2013

I know most bloggers wrote about their travels in 2013 on January 1, but I'm a bit of a procrastinator. So finally, here are my top 10 adventures of last year! (Drum roll, please...)

Number 10 - Cody, WY - I was here in June with the WINs. We saw a pow-wow, gun fights, beautiful scenery on the Beartooth Highway, and saw a lot of Buffalo Bill look-alikes. Hmmmmm.....

Number 9 - Gulfport/Pensacola - In April, I passed through Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL on my way East. I really enjoyed them both. In Gulfport, we saw the Katrina Angels, carved from dead trees left by Hurricane Katrina. We also met up with fellow bloggers, Erin and Mui, a real treat. In Pensacola, we visited Fort Pickens. I love old forts and this one had been on my list for a long time.

Number 8 - Grand Teton NP - A great visit in September, after the summer vacationers went home. Beautiful hiking abounds -

And lots of wildlife, even in the campground!

Number 7 - Selkirk Loop - In August we took a little detour and drove the Selkirk Loop through northern Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Washington. The loop isn't that big, but there's a lot to see. My favorite was the SS Moyie, the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler, in Kaslo, BC.

Number 6 - The WIN Dance Rally - This was the first time the rally had been held in Wickenburg, AZ in November and it was a hugh success.

Number 5 - Highway 395, in California - One of my very favorite places. I could go here every year and love it. Late September/early October brings the best weather and fall colors for gorgeous hiking and soaking in natural hot springs.

Number 4 - The East side of Glacier NP - Another of my very favorite places. Lots and lots of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. I was there in July.

Number 3 - Yellowstone NP - In late August and early September I spent a week here and hiked a lot of the trails through the geysers and hot springs. I finally got to see Grand Prismatic Spring from the hillside, which had been on my bucket list for a while.

Number 2 - Crazy Horse - In June, I checked off another bucket list item when I hiked to the top of in Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. You can only do this a couple times a year, so there is always a big crowd. And now for the big one -

Number 1 - Hawaii!!!! No surprise there, huh? In March, Phil and I, sister Barbara and "brother-in-law" Ron, spent a week on the Pride of America cruise ship, visiting the different islands -

And then spent a week on the Big Island, where I even made some new friends. We had a fantastic time, and this is definitely another place I could go to every year.

The End!


  1. I am going to have to reread your years posts as we are planning to hit the mountain states this year and it looks like you hit a lot of the spots we want to visit...

  2. Boy you really got around this past year. What wonderful places. I too use your blog for reference when I am going somewhere. Many thanks for all the great ideas and pictures.

  3. What a stellar year you had! We love Cody--did you see the shoot-out outside the Erma? /Sure wish I could get Jim to Hawaii...he refuses to fly so it might be a long wait! Looking forward to your 2014 adventures list.

  4. Late or not, at least you did a top ten ... and great ones they were. We enjoyed meeting you in Gulfport.

  5. What a great year you had!! All wonderful spots, I have seen a few of them but you hit some of my wish list for sure!!

  6. A great review of your very adventurous year! I've enjoyed reading your blog about every one of them, even the ones that didn't make the list.

  7. Great year! Have been to a number of those places but still have some to go:)

  8. Awesome list! We can't wait till we start full time RVing in 2015!!!

    We also loved our Pride of America cruise…so much we did it twice!

    I'm happy I found your blog, happy travels :)

  9. Great List. Was there for some of them, and others I have been to in the past. Love the picture from Hwy 395 though.


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