Khevron (Don's) Travel Page
Yellow spots are where I've lived, Red where I've visited.
Okay. Fall, 2012 Plan
Left September 5, headed down through Canada and throughout the USA in our Scion xB, and dragging our 1994 Goldwing 1500.
We'll park the car and travel on the bike, return to the car, head to the next area to explore.
We're well into the trip, so catch up on our blog and subscribe!
We plan to visit family, friends, camp out and couch-surf. We'll be attending SCA events, visiting museums, caves and watching the leaves change color.
On my TravBuddy map above I have to pick up 6 states - North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, and Louisiana to have been to all 50. Plus I want to add a few Provinces - Northwest Territories, Saskachewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and others as we may.
Highlights as of the Autumnal Equinox: Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Jasper National Park, Banff, Montana, Glacier National Park, Billings, MT, Cody Wyoming, Yellowstone and SE Idaho, Utah, Logan, Salt Lake City, Orem.
Places I've been to in Alaska:
As of late 2011. I've gotten around a bit. Need to visit Dillingham or somewhere else in Southwest Alaska.
No plans to visit Adak - way too expensive and iffy to get out there.
I think I'm pretty well traveled, but not enough, so I intend to do much more!
What's topping the List: More of the Caribbean, South America, the Orient, Spain/Portugal, Morocco, South Africa
Sitka in November:
Alora and Sable and Jordan
Visited Universal Studios Orlando - Harry Potter World etc.
then on a Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines NCL:
and Mexico - Tulum City on the coast
and went on a Zip-line in Belize
June - we visited Willow, Alaska, and drove back via the Glenn Highway, stopping to view a collection of Tractors...
my Tractor Page Visited June, 2010.
Then camped in Glennallen, and returned to Fairbanks via the Richardson Hwy.
In October we visited family in Salt Lake City, Utah and Paris, Idaho, and friends in Portland, Oregon.
Kendall (I was holding the camera upside-down), Kaela and Evan.
Almost lost Tiara through a crack in the Earth!
Smith kids in Paris, Idaho and the Paris Ice Caves
Black Bear Diner
2009 we visited Denali Park and the Denali Highway.
2008 took us to Cork & Kerry Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England Wales and a bit of France, returning to D.C. from Paris, May-June.
Other castles were seen from a distance.
- Blarney Castle
- Ross Castle
- Ballycarberry Castle
- Ballymalis Castle
- Aghadoe Tower & Church
- Parkavonear Castle
- Drishane Castle
- Kanturk Castle
- Mallow Castle
- Demesne Castle
- King John's Castle - Limerick
- Castle Leslie
- Dunluce Castle
- Carrickfergus Castle
- Armadale Castle
- Eilan Donan Castle
- Inverness Castle
- Cawdor Castle
- Drum Castle
- Crathes Castle
- Dunnotar Castle
- Stirling Castle
- Edinburgh Castle
- Lyme Park (Pemberly)
- Shrewsbury Castle
- Castle Coch
- Caerphilly Castle
- Cardiff Castle
- Buckingham Palace
- Tower of London
- Tower of Jeanne d'Arc
Other Cool Places Visited:
- Ring of Kerry
- Dingle Peninsula
- Stone Forts and Standing Stone Circles
- Limerick, Galway
- Omagh, Newtownsaville, Northern Ireland
- Ulster-American Folk Park
- Giant's Causeway
- Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
- Belfast City and Belfast Wheel
- Fort William
- Hogwarts Express- Harry Potter film location
- Victoria Market - Inverness
- Frankenstein's Restaurant - Aberdeen
- Lyme Park Gardens
- Pride and Prejudice Location
- Dr. Who exhibit - Cardiff
- Oxford - everything
- Christ Church- Harry Potter film location
- London St James Park
- Longdon River Cruise
- King's Cross Station Platform 9 3/4
- Monty Python's Spamalot the Musical
- Eurostar Train to Paris
- Half timbered houses and cobbled streets of Rouen, France
- The Louvre, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, The Eiffel Tower - Paris
My nephew Ben worked for NBC at the Olympics in China, August, 2008 - and...
...here are his pics.
Honeymoon- June, 2006
Honeymoon (pics) was to Salt Lake City, Washington D.C. and Delaware, North Carolina, Shenandoah Sky Line Drive, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and a tunnel tour of New York City & Seattle, June, 2006.
Australia- October, 2003
I visited Australia - Tasmania and New South Wales, Sydney and the Blue Mountains in October/November, 2003.
Pennsylvania October 1997
This is at the Shawnee Balloon Festival in Pennsylvania October 1997.
If you like that, there're more balloons from the 2000 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Travel inside the U.S.:
Niagara Falls NY/Canada
New Mexico - Carlsbad Caverns, White's City, White Sands
Washington D.C. Philidelphia P.A., and N.Y.C. numerous times.
Hawaiian Islands (American Hawaii Cruises) (1986)
While living in Florida, I visited, naturally, Disney World's Pleasure Island, Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center, plus Universal Studios, and saw a shuttle launch from Cocoa Beach.
While in Alaska, I've been to Chena Hot Springs, Denali Park, Prudoe Bay (aka Deadhorse), the Brooks Mountain Range, Seward, Cordova, Valdez, Tok, Delta Junction, Anchorage, The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage (before Binky the famous tourist nibbling polar bear died), Eagle River, Nome, Kotzebue, Kenai, Wasilla, Palmer, Glenallen, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Shungnak, Kobuk, etc.
While on vacation in May '98, We visited Seward, Alaska,
- Olde Rhinebeck Aerodrome N.Y. (several times)
- Sterling Forest - Ren Faire
- Maryland Renaissance Festival
- Cape Cod (1975)
- The Cloister at Sea Island & Jekyll Island Georgia (1979)
- New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York (1983)
- (1989) a 49 day, 31 state tour in my Datsun 210 - Hit about every major National Park, and many major US cities.
32 States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennesee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama.
- Washington D.C.
- Salt Lake City
- L.A. (Yuck!)
Parks and Monuments:
- Shenandoah, VA
- Luray Caverns, VA
- Blue Ridge Parkway, VA & NC
- Smokey Mountains, NC
- Mammoth Cave, KY
- Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MS
- Badlands, SD
- Mt. Rushmore, SD
- Black Hills, SD
- Devil's Tower, WY
- Flaming Gorge, WY
- Dinosaur, CO
- Great Salt Lake, UT
- Craters of the Moon, ID
- Grand Tetons, WY
- Yellowstone, WY
- Glacier Park, MT
- Olympic, WA
- Mt St. Helens, WA
- Redwood, CA
- Muir Woods, CA
- Mono Lake, CA
- Yosemite, CA
- Sequoya, CA
- Hoover Dam, NV
- Lake Mead, NV
- Grand Canyon, AZ
- Arches, UT
- Zion Canyon, UT
- Bryce Canyon, UT
- 4 Corners, UT & CO & AZ & NM
staying at a B&B called "River Valley Cabins"
Here's a view of Seward from aboard the wildlife
Cruise we took (Ressurection Bay)
Foreign Countries Visited:
Germany/Austria/Italy in 1977 (I was only 12)
Bermuda (1979) (Cruised Holland America Line from NYC)
Canada (Toronto 1983, British Columbia and Yukon Territory on way to Alaska in 1992)
Tahiti (American Hawaii Cruises-but not a cruise - stayed 3 days on Tahiti and 7 days at Club Med on Moorea "roughin' it") (November, 1985)
Six weeks in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Denmark and Sweden -April/May of 1999!
For pictures, go to Khevron's European vacation
Australia - Tasmania and New South Wales (Sydney, Blue Mountains) October/November, 2003.
In October of 2000 I took a trip to California, Utah and New Mexico. Can you say: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta?
On a Christmas day trip on the Garden State Parkway in 1983, our family '79 chevy van had a melt-down. This is the last photo-copy of a photo. We were on our way from New Jersey to Connecticut. We made it, but in a Chevy Celebrity Station wagon one of the Firemen rented us (and a bit late).
In May, 2003 on an 11 day trip I travelled to San Francisco, San Jose/Los Gatos, and Cloverdale California, visited friends and attended SCA West Beltane Coronation, and then visited friends in Seattle and Pacific Beach, Washington.
There's a log of the globe I haven't seen yet! Other future plans include (in no particular order):
Canada (Motorcycle trip!)
re-trace much of the US tour trip but on motorcycle. Especially the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Eastern and Southwest US.
returning to Ireland, etc!
Orient - Hong Kong, China, India/Nepal.
Egypt, South Africa
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