A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

A Western Journey by Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe was an acclaimed author best know for Look Homeward, Angel. In early 1938, he had just delivered two lengthy manuscripts to his publisher. He was 38 and needed a break from writing so he decided to make a trip out west to a part of the country he had...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: String Lake Trail

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: String Lake Trail

We were fortunate on our first visit to Grand Teton National Park to be there in the fall when the leaves were turning. After a couple of days of exploring the park, we discovered the String Lake Trail. It proved ideal for viewing the trees in fall dress from up close...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Artists Paintpots

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Artists Paintpots

I think it is the name that keeps drawing us back to this small geyser basin. Artists Paintpots implies colorful displays and that is certainly true. Each time we have visited Yellowstone National Park, we have managed to walk the short trail that circles the basin....
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Yellowstone Buffalo

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Yellowstone Buffalo

Yellowstone National Park is famous for many things among which is the wildlife. It is quite common to be driving on one of the park roads and all of a sudden find the road completely block with cars and people standing around looking at a bear or a wolf. One of the...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: West Thumb Geyser Basin

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: West Thumb Geyser Basin

We arrived at West Thumb late on an August afternoon. The weather had been steadily deteriorating all day. Barbara exclaimed, “It’s snowing!” Not exactly. It was sleet but it seemed cold enough for snow—perfect weather for photographing in Yellowstone. Yellowstone...