Well, I guess you could say we’ve been pretty busy the last year and a half — finishing the house construction, managing our forestland, and working in various jobs and volunteering. No excuse, but we really had no time for the blog. We feel a little badly, as we have
We hit Iowa (state #22 on our travel across the U.S.) almost immediately after leaving Nebraska City, Nebraska, as we crossed the Missouri River into a sea of flooded fields and farmland. In fact, the roads had just been partially reopened (after repairs from flooding); even the interstate was affected.
On our way through more of the Midwest, leaving Kansas on our way to Iowa, we had to make a several day stop in Nebraska City, home of Arbor Day Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation… which Ran has supported for decades, and which, as tree-lovers, we both had to
On this stop we were able to cross off a long-time bucket list item! We rode the entire length (down, then up) of the 15-mile Route of the Hiawatha, a hall-of-fame rail-trail experience through parts of the spectacular Idaho Panhandle National Forests. You can simply ride down the rail-trail and
Oh, the fun we had on this stop of the trip, including two forays into the mountains of North Cascades National Park, #13 on our list of national parks explored on this adventure — and one of the least visited of all the national parks. This isolated park in northern