Death Valley National Park

Day 6 After another crappy breakfast at the motel in Bryce, we started our 7 hour drive through 4 states to reach Death Valley National Park in California. Once we started heading northwest from Las Vegas, you start to really become aware of the remoteness which I actually felt a bit nerve-racking. I kept fearing…

Bryce Canyon National Park

Day 4 After a quick lunch in Torrey, we drove 2.5 hours south via Escalante to Bryce Canyon National Park. We were staying just outside town in what seemed like the seediest motel ever. It was actually a windowless “cabin” behind the motel… more of a shed really, but it’s all that was available. While…

Capitol Reef National Park

Day 3 After a stunning 3.5 hour drive from Zion National Park, we finally made it to Torrey, Utah – our home base for exploring Capitol Reef National Park. We quickly tossed our luggage in the motel room and went right to the park as the light was fading rather quickly. We quickly checked out…

Zion National Park

Back in the early spring, my wife and I decided to go on a vacation… without the kids. Sort of a 13th wedding anniversary present to ourselves. There was much debate on where to go within our budget. Everywhere from Europe to the Caribbean was on the table. We wanted to go somewhere and actually…

Camping in Algonquin Park

Long ago, we had scheduled a family camping trip to Algonquin Park for the Labour Day long weekend in September. As the date came for us to leave, our cat got a bladder infection and was taken to the vet. He needed to be given medicine twice a day, so my wife stayed at home…

Peterborough Jail Park

The Peterborough jail opened in 1842 and operated until 2001 where it sat vacant for 14 years before being demolished and turned into an urban park. The park still has remnants form the jail with plaques describing what the jail and was like and about the types of inmates that were housed there. It’s a…