Portland, Oregon

Last week, Whitney went to the American Geriatrics Society Conference in Portland. I joined her on Thursday night and we spent the next three days wandering around. On Friday, I spent all morning at Powell’s Books and meandered around town waiting for her to finish the conference. That night, our friend and her sister joined … More Portland, Oregon

Zion National Park

Hiking the Narrows, Angels’ Landing. Need I say more? The answer is no. Zion National Park is a fan favorite of mostly everyone who has visited the five parks of Utah. And for good reason. We have visited twice, once as mostly a drive through during a road trip many years ago, and again as … More Zion National Park

Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park

The Painted Desert is a colorful area of badlands, made of stratified layers of siltstone, shale, and mudstone. The Painted Desert stretches from the Grand Canyon National Park to the Petrified Forest National Park, with a large portion lying within the Navajo Nation. Petrified Forest National Park is one of the more underwhelming national parks I’ve … More Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park