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  • Biking at Riverside State Park

    Biking at Riverside State Park
  • 4 Camp Sites at Riverside State Park Washington

    4 Camp Sites at Riverside State Park Washington
  • A Sliver of Wyoming’s Absorka Mountains

    A Sliver of Wyoming’s Absorka Mountains
  • 36 hours at Yellowstone

    36 hours at Yellowstone
  • first date in belize

    first date in belize

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Biking at Riverside State Park

With a romantic heart, free spirit, and rose colored glasses I headed West, to Spokane Washington. Of course it was a love interest that brought me to Spokane and I soon learned that the availability of outdoor activities far exceeded those in Wisconsin. Sorry Wisconsin! Spokane was my first experience…

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4 Camp Sites at Riverside State Park Washington

I’m in love with Riverside State Park. It’s only 9 miles from Spokane and is the largest state park in Washington, over 14,000 acres! You can easily spend a few days here with over 50 miles of trails for hikers and bikers, and if horses are you thing guess what.…

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A Sliver of Wyoming’s Absorka Mountains

  In need of a remote retreat, I found myself in Wyoming visiting Steve at his ranch near Meeteese, a sleepy town with a population of around 350 people. The trip was relaxing and well worth sharing a few pictures. Awe-inspiring scenery, the mules, 4-wheeling and touring with Steve provided…

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36 hours at Yellowstone

Yellowstone was buzzing with activity when we toured there for 36 hours in August of 2017. Yes, 36 hours, because I was passing through from my Wyoming trip and was en route to Spokane. This is definitely their busiest time of the year, right before kids go back to school.…

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first date in belize

Yes, I said first date. I wasn’t going to share that little detail but how could I leave it out when I’m encouraging other Gyspsoul contributors to give us all their details? Anyways, I had been in communication with a gentleman for a couple of months when he told me…

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Salt Spring Island Canada

Salt Spring Island is one of the busier islands in the straights of British Columbia, Canada. It’s known for having a relaxed atmosphere with an eclectic mix of artists and musicians. I found it to be clean, artsy, and the people were exceptionally friendly. The hike to the top was…

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Butchart Gardens Vancouver Island

The Butchart Gardens is in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens get a million visitors each year and have around 80 Master gardeners! This used to be a limestone quarry, but in the early 1900’s the Butchart family transformed it into what is now…

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