Iowa to Alaska: Kids to Parks Day in Glacier National Park

This is going to be quick; with more and more people arriving in St. Mary/Glacier KOA, wireless bandwith is being used up like nobody’s business… Kids to Parks Day turned out to be quite the adventure for this Alaska group. Despite more rain and chilly temperatures this morning, we drove to the St. Mary entrance […]

Iowa to Alaska: Glacier National Park

It’s now Day, uh, er, um… That’s the sign of a good vacation, is it not, to forget what day it is? All I know is that we’re parked on a grassy knoll of KOA St. Mary/Glacier National Park in full view of the park’s stunning peaks. While the weather cooperated yesterday for our arrival, […]

Iowa to Alaska, Days 4-5

Or, maybe, “The Case For Big Skies.” Yesterday was spent driving. And driving. We covered about 600 miles between Bismarck, North Dakota and Great Falls, Montana in order to maximize our time at stops further up the road. For me, the transition from Interstate 94 to Interstate 90 represented a shift from playing tourist to […]

Providing Kids a Sense of Place: AK Mom goes home to Montana

The scent of ponderosa pine and drying hay greeted my nose with a shocking revelation of familiarity as I climbed out of my parents’ car. Memories became a flood of both sorrow and joy as I planted my feet upon pastureland that had been such a part of my childhood years; if given more time, […]