Monthly Archives: October 2016

#RV Journal: A Trip Out West, Part Two (Stillwater, Colorado to Moab, Utah)

In the previous post, I reported on the trip segment from Flintstone, GA through the Rocky Mountain National Park on our way to Boise, Idaho. We had traversed five states and part of Colorado. I’ll pick up the story as we get ready to depart Stillwater Campground on Lake Granby, Colorado, excited about heading to Moab, Utah. We begin with the 6th day of our adventure, in Stillwater, Colorado.

Trip Map Flintstone to Boise

Trip Map Flintstone to Boise

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#NPOD: Common Boneset #Nativeplants

Common Boneset – Native Plant of the Day 10/31/2016

Photo from 8/15/2015. Location: Lake Huron North Channel, Ontario, Canada.
More photos & info at the Eupatorium perfoliatum detail page.

Another common name for Eupatorium perfoliatum is “Wild Isaac.” Today is my grandson Isaac’s birthday, so “Happy Birthday, Wild Isaac!”

Common Boneset, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Wild Isaac - Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Boneset, Wild Isaac – Eupatorium perfoliatum

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#NPOD: Mountain Bush Honeysuckle #Nativeplants

Mountain Bush Honeysuckle – Native Plant of the Day 10/30/2016

Photo from 7/2/2011. Location:  Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA.
More photos / info at the  Diervilla rivularis detail page.

Mountain Bush Honeysuckle, Hairy Bush honeysuckle, Riverbank Bush Honeysuckle - Diervilla rivularis

Mountain Bush Honeysuckle – Diervilla rivularis

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#RV Journal: A Trip Out West, Part One (Flintstone, GA to Stillwater, Colorado)

Ever since we before we got our first RV (a 36.5′ motorhome) and especially after we got our T@b travel trailer in late 2014 I had wanted to do a “big trip” out west, including basing at our daughter’s family’s home in Boise, ID. My wife was reluctant, and so far all the trips to see the “family out west” had been via airplane. This time it changed.

T@b in Rocky Mountain National Park

Yeah, I wanted to spend time like this, taking our accommodation with us. Rocky Mountain National Park at about 11,000′.

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