Summer 2020: Rocky Mountain National Park

Previous Post: As cool as it would have been to camp above the tree line, Rocky Mountain National Park didn’t offer that as an option. Instead, Elizabeth and I were planning on cramming Michael and Irene with us in our tent spot at the Glacier Basin Campground. Glacier Basin provided perfect access to the main …

Summer 2020: Grand Lake/Trail Ridge Road

Check out the previous post: It had already been an eventful trip to Colorado. Getting to see Elizabeth’s reaction to the Rockies in the distance, staying downtown in Denver, a camping mutiny over campsite locations, and a literal derecho – somehow, despite the fact that we hadn’t really been on a big hike in the …

Summer 2020: Arapaho National Forest

Previous post Friday, June 5. Elizabeth pulled out from the parking garage in Denver, and with pinpoint navigation from Michael and myself, headed westward through Denver until she reached I-70. Looming directly ahead was the starkness of the Front Range – a phenomenon that really can’t be described unless you’ve driven that stretch of 70. …

Summer 2020: Shenandoah National Park

In the middle of this past June, Elizabeth and I got away from Norman for a couple of weeks to spend some time at her mother’s house near Washington, D.C. I have hoped to be able to blog about that trip for some time now, but I’ve been pretty daunted at the enormity of the …

Summer 2020: Camping at Chickasaw National Recreation Area

It’s been a bad time to be in a transition period in life. People are moving away, moving on to new things; and yet, we can’t even say good-bye because of that pesky once-in-a-century pandemic. What unfolds in the paragraphs below amounts to a good-bye adventure with Bradley and James before they both packed up …

Summer 2020: Comet Neowise Viewing – July 16

Elizabeth and I have been trying to see the famed comet Neowise for several days now, as it slowly rises up the northwestern horizon. However, that’s a little hard when you live just southeast of a major city. Because of light pollution, we determined that we were going to have to find a darker sky …

Summer 2020: Gloss Mountain State Park

It’s summertime at last! Kind of – the temperature has been in the mid-50s the last few days. But last week was final exam week, and so Elizabeth and myself are officially graduates of the University of Oklahoma. At the moment, I’m working part-time at the Mesonet, but otherwise our schedules are open for seizing …

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