Near Windigo Ranger Station, Isle Royale National Park

Near Windigo Ranger Station, Isle Royale National Park

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Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania

May 31, 2015 Click photo for a couple more. After a comfortably warm and mostly sunny week, the weather had taken a turn for the chilly. With a little more time available in Erie, we fueled up at Tim Horton’s, … Continue reading →

Last call for the Pennsylvania Wilds

May 30, 2015 Click photo for more. At breakfast, J met Joe Hurley, who wrote Ten Million Steps: A fresh look at America and Americans from Cape Cod to California on Route 6, and walked away with autographed copies. He … Continue reading →

Day 2 in the Pennsylvania Wilds, or elk country

May 29, 2015 Click photo for more. Because we’d been to Cherry Springs, we had to get our state parks books stamped. At the park, though, the ranger told J. we’d have to go to Lyman’s Run State Park a … Continue reading →

Pine Creek Gorge, or the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania (and some not-so-dark skies)

May 28, 2015 Click photo for more. After breakfast in the barn, we turned toward Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park (the eastern overlook). Before we could get there, however, J. had to stop at an unexpected Harley-Davidson … Continue reading →

Letchworth State Park, or farewell, day 3

May 27, 2015 Click photo for more. I started the morning out with a bang by falling hard in the Jacuzzi bath that I’d enjoyed so much — I knew I’d brought those spa shoes with treads along for a … Continue reading →

Letchworth State Park, or my favorite childhood state park, day 2

May 26, 2015 Click photo for more. Because we were the only guests at Temple Hill Bed and Breakfast, we were treated to breakfast al fresco on the deck overlooking the back lawn. It was so perfect that I hated … Continue reading →

Letchworth State Park, or my favorite childhood state park

May 25, 2015 Click photo for more. After another sumptuous breakfast, we left for Letchworth State Park, which has a fascinating history that includes the abducted Mary Jemison and business mogul William Pryor Letchworth. It’s amazing to me to imagine places like … Continue reading →

Old Fort Niagara and Chestnut Ridge Park, or old favorites

May 24, 2015 Click photo for more. After a leisurely breakfast and some moments in the sunroom overlooking the lake and the wind turbines, we packed and, after the now-traditional stop at Tim Horton’s, headed north on Route 5 to … Continue reading →

Hamburg and Niagara Falls, New York, or where I spent my formative years

May 23, 2015 Click photo for more. Intrigued by South Creek Road, J. and I set out before breakfast to drive down as much of it as we could. (I wasn’t looking at maps — no need to.) It ends … Continue reading →