The variety and diversity of travel options available in the United States is astounding and it's something I cherish—a fact that's no surprise to those who follow this blog.
This week's post, with photos from each of our June vacations, highlights the contrasts between these two distinct American adventures.
Enjoy these scenes from one day in America, one week apart.
|Our two-person backpacking tent at the Ely Creek|
backcountry campsite in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah.
|Makua Hideaway: our Kauai Vacation Rental home on|
the island's north shore.
|Breakfast is (almost) served. Tim cooks dried beef and eggs|
on our Prius backpack stove.
|A pre-breakfast cup of coffee and the morning's |
light reading on the porch of our Poipu Beach Condo.
Along the Water's Edge:
|The banks lining Jones Hole Creek.|
|Evening stroll along Kauai's northern shore.|
Catching a Fish:
|A nice Rainbow Trout, caught on a fly rod in Jones Hole Creek.|
|"Catching" (on camera) the beautiful Teardrop Butterfly Fish |
cruising one of Kauai's reefs.
|Rafting the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.|
|Sailing the Pacific, along Kauai's Southern Shore.|
|The trail from Ely Creek Campsite to the Green River.|
|Walking through a tropical forest at Lamahuli Gardens, Kauai.|
Reader, which pair of feet belong to you?
|Would you rather be sitting by Jones Hole Creek,|
a cool desert stream with great fishing...
|or would you rather be here, |
relaxing by the pool at Poipu Kapili Resort, Kauai?
If you had to choose between these two holidays, which one would you prefer?
For information on Kauai travel click here: http://www.gohawaii.com/kauai
Discover Dinosaur National monument on this website: http://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm