Rocky Mountain Altitude Sickness

So, there we are, all sitting relaxed in our van, enjoying the striking Rockies framing a happy, lush tundra environment dotted with columbines, except for Mom, who is quietly complaining of a headache and asking for some ibuprofen. Everyone turned around except Dad, who was driving. This piqued our curiosity. None of us really ever…

Steller’s (not stellar) Jays

During our trip through various national parks, we came across a lot of wildlife. We love birds (we see so many in our backyard) and our favorite has to be the Steller’s Jay. Their colors are so powerful, and they make really funny and weird sounds. The only western North American jay with a crest…