Fun fact: Did you know that Traverse City, MI is is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. Near the time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival in the first full week of July, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors Read More
Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) is an amazing place just south of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) so it’s almost a crime to visit one and not the other unless you are in a major time crunch. Major side note–make time to spend a few days in the area; a single day will not be enough time to explore YNP especially if you have come ‘all the way’ to Yellowstone. Trust me, it is worth it.
Grand Teton National Park is named for Grand Teton, the tallest Read More
Phew! How’s that for taking a stab at alliteration? LOL. I’m a dork.
So anyway, 3-Day Weekends are the best! Let’s just put that out there.
What makes them even better? When you get to Read More
A few weekends ago, I went to Chicago–so you know I was definitely going to get a run in. I had run once in Chicago before, but it was in a quiet residential neighborhood; nothing too spectacular. It was while I was training for a half marathon Read More
It used to be that [a country] having oil was synonymous with being wealthy. That may still be the case, I suppose. But with the way oil prices have fallen significantly of recent, I am not sure that I can ‘look at’ oil the same way until things improve. Previously, whenever I heard [crude] oil, in my mind’s eye, I saw $$$ signs. haha.
Anyway, the time I went to North Dakota was when oil was still heavily respected [by me] so I was pretty excited. Read More