Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

Shivering with cold, soaked through to the skin and dripping water all over the floor, I asked the lady behind the counter in A&W for whatever was their most popular meal. I was so cold and wet that I had lost any ability to make basic decisions, and the happy lady and her work experience

Theme Park Day Pack Essentials

Spending a day at a theme park, whether it be somewhere as iconic as Disney’s Magic Kingdom or Universal Islands of Adventure over in Orlando Florida, or something closer to home like Alton Towers, is unlike any other day out you might experience. Once you leave the car park you generally don’t have the opportunity to go back

The Weird and Quite Wonderful Yellowstone National Park

Everyone has heard of Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful Geyser is one of those geological wonders that tourists travel from far and wide to see, and I am certain you will have seen a huge number of photographs of the plume of hot water and steam in magazines and on travel websites. We had

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