Travel Blogs from West Springfield
... throughout the shin country of Italy's boot.
Get it? Shin country? Look at a map of Italy. It is shaped like Nancy Sinatra's or Tina Turner's boot. Now, imagine giving the peninsula (not the women) a swift kick in the shin. That part of the boot where you would plant your foot is essentially ...
... Next, footwear & clothing for 4 kinds of weather times 6 people. That's slippers, sandals, hiking boots, rain boots...times 6, gore tex jackets for rain, fleece for cool, and parkas for cold...times 6; hats for sun, hats for cold, zip-off hiking pants, socks, gloves, long underwear...you get the idea. Handled rectangular totes from the Container Store are keeping everyone's clothing neatly organized.
Our Suburban is now our ...
- Badlands & Mt. Rushmore
- Grand Tetons
- Salt Lake City
- Sequoia National
- The Grand Canyon
We're going to be flexible with our itinerary - if we want to stay somewhere longer we will. If we are done sooner, we'll move on. No reservations! (Sounds like a good name for a TV show :-))
This trip is made possible ...
... from the western side of the ridge, and then made our way to the TV towers and former WWLP studios.
On the way down, we were greeted by a Bernese mountain dog named Yogi. He and his parents greeted us and we continued down. We were jealous of the six pack of Sam Adams they were carrying.
All in all, a great hike on a great day.
Life is ...
Had a great visit with Bill's Mom and sister Peggy and her family. Niece Caitlyn's boyfriend Bradley joined us for most of the time, and Bill's other sister Paula made it to dinner with us. After leaving Peg's, we checked out Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos -- not much luck but lots of ...