Travel

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

I woke up on this particular Thursday morning like a child waking on Christmas morning. Full of excitement and expectation on what the next few days would bring, I was ready to see scenery and features I had seen hundreds if not thousands of times in photographs. It was time to head into Yellowstone National

Currently Loving: September 2016

As you will have noticed I have had a few months off the monthly Currently Loving posts here on Splodz Blogz; I was away for three months then had a super busy month at work in August, and September has quite simply flown by. I did think I should start in October but I had

Bear Lake and Milkshakes

The thing about road trips is that there will inevitably be days where the main aim is to eat up the miles and get closer to the next big destination. But in the spirit of life being all about the journey, we did our best to make sure we saw something cool even when we

The Trail Ridge Road over the Rockies

Just as spending time by the Pacific Ocean was very important to me while we were on our North American road trip, spending time in the mountains was equally as important. Living in Lincolnshire as we do, we are not blessed with a mountainous landscape from our bedroom window, and having fallen in love with

Inside the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Not content with standing at 14,115 feet above sea level at the summit of Pike’s Peak, having ridden up the 19-mile highway (go read about it) in the morning, we wanted to make even more of our day and so we retracted our steps for about an hour to visit a gold mine museum and

On Top of the World at the Summit of Pike’s Peak

One of the benefits of road tripping in North America was being able to spend time in the mountains. The huge dominant peaks with their own weather systems that are covered in snow all year round make you gasp in awe and not just because of the altitude. I think it is somewhat of a

Predicting the Weather in the Mountains. Storms in Cripple Creek.

I often speak about where my love of the outdoors comes from. There is no doubt in my mind that the summers of being “dragged” up a hill on a Sunday afternoon by my parents are to blame. I know I complained about it at the time (sorry Mum!), but even with the moaning about

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

An unexpected delight for me, I have to admit, I thought the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park deserved a blog post all to itself. It surprised me with its beauty and ruggedness, and I’m very glad we’d made time to spend a day exploring the what looked on paper like a small Park but

Falling in Love with Colorado

We spent a little bit of time in Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah, the desert States, and enjoyed our time in the sunshine very much. The scenery and our experience in these States was just awesome. But I think we would both very happily admit that we were looking forward to the next State

Too Hot to Hike in Bike Jeans. Canyonlands and Arches National Park.

As we got off the bikes and started to wander towards the Delicate Arch viewpoint in Arches National Park, a Park Ranger asked us if we were okay and what we were planning. She’d spotted the motorbike boots, jeans and the fact we were carrying our bike jackets. It was 35 degrees and only 10am,

Rural Utah and Goblin Valley State Park

I absolutely loved the ride from Bryce Canyon to Green River, it was exactly the kind of scenery I had imagined we’d discover on this road trip – winding roads around hills, along rivers and across plains, farmland, ranches, little villages and towns, and miles and miles of traffic free road. Perfect. Riding in Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah really does spoil the traveller with the number of National Parks and amazing views it offers. I mean, every State does in its own way, but Utah just seems to have a plethora of weird and wonderful places to explore. And so we wasted no time in heading from Zion National Park over to