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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Two Yellowstone workers fired for peeing in Old Faithful geyser

While we’re on the subject of Yellowstone, here’s an interesting story in recent news (article from www.digitaljournal.com/article/272669).
Two Yellowstone workers fired for peeing in Old Faithful geyser
By Billie Boggs.

Published May 15, 2009 by ■ Billie Boggs

One family was surprised to witness two employees urinating in the park’s most famous attraction. They saw the event take [...]

Yellowstone National Park :: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

Yellowstone National Park is a familiar name to most Americans, but unfortunately many people do not realize how beautiful it actually is.  In fact, it is the first National Park to be established in the United States.  Yellowstone is my favorite natural area I have seen during my travels.  Every landscape is picturesque, with crystal [...]

The ExOfficio Challenge

Can odorless underwear really stand up to the test, or is it just a bunch of marketing hoopla?
Nick bought ExOfficio boxers before we began the trip, and I wasn’t too sure if this was a great idea, or the worst idea ever thought.  Your boxers may not smell after camping for 2 weeks, but that [...]

Ramblers Interviewed: Jennifer and Nathan’s Ride to Panama

Months before we left before we left for the trip, I received an email from Jennifer.  She said she stumbled upon my website while researching her trip to Central America.  She and her boyfriend, Nathan, were planning to drive to Panama in a modified Dodge Ram equipped with 4 wheel drive.  “Hey and if your [...]

Blue Pool Wash :: Outside of Page, Arizona

After seeing the Grand Canyon, we took advantage of the many camping sites in the National Forests of Arizona.  A large portion of the area between our route from Page to Durango is a Navajo reservation, and we came upon the Navajo Tribal Parks Office.
When we drove up to the entry, we soon learned that [...]

Pictures of the Trip

Looking for more pictures of the trip?  I’ve uploaded tons of pictures onto the Ramble Writer
Flickr page – check it out at www.flickr.com/ramblewriter.

All of the pictures are divided by state to show you our U.S. ramblings so far.
See the cute little button to the left that says PICS?  You can click on that too!

The Grand Canyon

By: Nick H-J
We arrived at the south rim of the Grand Canyon around 10am after a night at Mather Campground.  For $18 we got a little camp site and access to water and bathroom facilities.  (I prefer the national forest we camped in for free the second night).
Once at the visitor center on the south [...]

How to Survive Countless Days of Traveling with Your Partner (or Friend)

Fights happen.  Despite our efforts to believe in ourselves as flawless beings, we’re only human.  Nick and I have had our share of disputes over the past 2 and a half months of the trip.  From where we set my mug to how much food to feed Domino, the fights are usually over nit-picky details [...]

Brooklyn Pizza :: Tucson, Arizona and a Look at Our Use of Resources

There’s a pizzeria on 4th Street that’s making more than Brooklyn-style pies.  Brooklyn Pizza Company is making it’s own electricity with over 46 solar panels on the building’s roof.  The energy generated is large enough to run the restaurant’s power, including the coolers.
When you walk into Brooklyn Pizza Company, you are greeted by a flat [...]

Our Gas Consumption and Spending So Far

Big Bend National Park, originally uploaded by Ramble Writer.

These numbers are based on our trip beginning February 25th through May 9th.
8,214 miles driven
1,479 gallons of gas used
which costs $2,004.17 ($1,002.08 per person)