No matter what time of year you visit the Finger Lakes region of NY it's gorgeous with plenty of things to do - from wineries to cheese factories there's plenty to fill your itinerary. ⠀
This is the view just down the street from the inn we were hosted at when we went on the #UndeniablyDairy#NYDairyTour17 2 weeks ago with @AmericanDairyNE .⠀
Bit chilly in Boston this evening by the water but 2 "little" girls loved collecting shells and rocks.
Mine also enjoyed looking ridiculous as she screamed and ran at seagulls, trying to scare them to death.
One of the best things I did to prepare for our road trip is set up our @colemanusa tent multiple times so we could set it up faster on the road. Every minute counts when you're setting up camp if you want to enjoy your evening...or beat the rain.
10 months ago943
This boy loves to hike. While his asthma doesn't hold him back too much the reality is I often feel guilt because mine does. This was a shorter .5 mile hike I was able to handle at @yellowstonenps this summer. I believe this was Wraith Falls.
That gorgeous cloud let loose a small quick rain shower while we raced through the first grocery shop we had done in over a week, hoping we would be able to cook over a fire that night.
Blowout Campground just over the Wyoming border in Idaho ended up being one of our most relaxing camping experiences even with a bear box on site.
It also set the tone for the next day that we just didn't stress over what we didn't get to see but crammed in all we could.
10 months ago348
Gorgeous rock formation in South Dakota right before we came upon someone stopped in the middle of the road to take a picture of yet another bison. I'm glad the herds are plentiful but seriously, we got stuck behind people who would have no thought of who was behind them and abruptly stop for a photo op.
10 months ago1439
Sometimes we miss some of the best places because they're too close to home. Heading into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What's your area's treasure?
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away....I've followed the journey of our sponsor @rainierfruit gala apple from the orchard to bobbing in a quick bath in the packing shed to being packed for shipping to @wholefoods where they are marked 1.49 lb.
Famous for the @Amazon price cut when they bought Whole Foods. Did you know we're giving away a box on my site? Check out the link in my profile to enter!
10 months ago1140
Recipe & Giveaway Sponsored by @RainierFruit ⠀
Blueberries make a fantastic road trip snack but they also play double duty in this tasty campfire recipe that can also be roasted in the oven. I'm so addicted to this recipe! It's so easy I keep making it and having leftovers for a couple days. Grab the recipe on my site at the link in my profile and take a minute to enter the giveaway! ⠀
If you ever have a chance to eat at Montana Club in Kalispell I recommend the burgers and Moscow Mules. Great service too.
10 months ago1346
We drove through lots of mountains but the only places we saw insane mountains like this were @GlacierNPS , Idaho, and northern Wyoming...you know those ridiculous mountains we drove through to cross from Wyoming to Montana. This wasn't the mountain I drove, which makes it simply breathtaking and amazing versus terror inducing.⠀ ⠀
10 months ago2159
I find bridges so fascinating and we get the opportunity to see all sorts when road tripping. This drawbridge near NYC is one of my favorite. ⠀
10 months ago1550
Egg sandwiches are a great way to get a nice healthy breakfast without wasting too much time in the day when travelling. Check out the blog for these Roasted Salsa Egg Sandwiches sponsored by The National Onion Association and Michigan Onion Growers.
We wrapped them in parchment paper then hit the road for a second glimpse of Mount Rushmore.
11 months ago1350
You don't want to see one of these on the middle of nowhere Montana. It means you could sit there for half an hour then wonder what the purpose was. Perhaps big equipment exiting a newly harvested field?
This was just south of Vida, MT which doesn't have a whole lot. Even the general store Hattie Big Sky would have frequented was moldering away but the 2 churches in the book stand there - 1 Protestant, 1 Catholic.
11 months ago1338
Endless fascination. Craggily tops and rounded, steep plunges and gentle inclines, layers of color, golden yellow strawlike grass that can hide prairie rattlesnakes. The @badlandsnps are a thing of dangerous beauty. I still can't believe we were there.
11 months ago1257
One of my favorite snacks on our road trip were these cherries from sponsor @RainierFruit. They were the largest cherries I've seen all summer. We missed seeing the end of cherry season by just a few days but we got to walk through the equipment that cleans them and preps them for the journey to your table. ⠀
11 months ago1663
Perfect kind of weekend breakfast. Sunday morning 3 weeks ago we were eating breakfast at this small diner called Jan's Place in Alexandria, MN. We had planned to visit Runestone Museum but a Sunday late open would have messed up plans for the next day so we visited Big Ole, the Viking, and hit the road. ⠀
11 months ago1036
This well was outside a real deal soddie (sod house) at Pioneer Village. We were able to talk about how Pa sent a candle down the well before he went down to dig to make sure there were no dangerous gases in the Little House on the Prairie audiobook we listened to on our road trip. ⠀
11 months ago432
"Petting zoos" make great stops on family vacation. This farm in Lancaster, PA had a sign telling us about these "Jacobs Sheep". They can have black or lilac spots and get 4-6 horns. I wouldn't get in their way but they sure are pretty.⠀
11 months ago1439
We love travelling and are already planning our next road trip but there truly is no place like home. We've been here 1 year now and it's a different feeling to come home to a house you own. ⠀
We dubbed @oscarsonpierce 'The Big O' best burger of #rtkbtravels road trip 2017.⠀
The details: 8 oz. Black Angus burger w/ chipotle jack, smoked gouda, hickory bacon, chorizo, fried onions, jalapeños, and a side of house guacamole.⠀
11 months ago1137
A thunderstorm then the late hour chased away the people and we enjoyed the serenity of @mountrushmore_nm after the rain stopped. It was surreal and this will always be the perfect "time freeze" for me. The rain made the presidents look like they were crying. ⠀