Category: Travel Tales

Rocky Mountain Road Trip: Texas and New Mexico

Day 1 – Texas The first day’s drive was fairly short and needed to be because we left after work to spend the night with friends in Amarillo. We have both made this drive often as we went to college in the Texas Panhandle. The most direct way to get from DFW to Amarillo is

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McGee Travel Tales on Patreon

Hello fellow travelers. This is an odd post to write, however, planning, writing, editing, and post production of photos and videos takes a lot of time and energy. In an effort to offset some of my costs and to hopefully bring attention to environmental issues I’ve decided to start a Patreon. What is Patreon? Patreon

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Summer Rocky Mountain Road Trip

Hello from Colorado! Well, not today, this trip has ended but the memories made were fantastic. This trip started because we were finally going to be able to have a family reunion with my husband’s family. It was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid. We couldn’t go to Colorado just for a weekend though so

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Pacific Northwest in Conclusion

This was an absolutely magical trip. I could have stayed and hiked for many more days. There is so much to see and do in the area. Keltin and I both want to go back to hike the trails we missed and see the wild flower meadows. If you missed any of the posts or

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Mount Rainier: Mini Hikes

Our last day at Mount Rainier National Park, we wanted to make sure to see everything that we could. And we managed it by taking “mini” hikes. I put that in quotes because we hiked over 10 miles total and two of the hikes were 4 miles each. The shortest was .3 miles. We had

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Washington Adventures of Geoff

For those of you new to McGee Travel Tales, meet Geoff. He is our fluffy traveling companion when the Bear can’t come explore with us. We got him after a balloon ride at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We didn’t take a ton of pictures with Geoff in Washington but the ones we did were

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Mount Rainier: Waterfalls

After our day in Portland it was still raining at Mount Rainier but it was mostly just a chilly drizzle so Keltin and I decided that we were going to explore the park some more and spy out all the waterfalls that we could. We had seen Silver Falls on our first day but there

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McGee Travel Tales is Exploring

I’m sorry to interrupt the beautiful adventures on Mount Rainier National Park. We are at a family reunion and road tripping. Honestly, I was so busy prepping and packing before we left that I didn’t have time to write much before leaving. The beauty of Washington state will be back next week. I am super

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Mount Rainier National Park: Wild Flowers

We did not get to see the meadows full of wild flower a top Paradise. However, we did get to see some beautiful flowers all over the park, if in smaller batches. I absolutely loved the little pops of color or the new growth on the trees, showing in the form of bright verdant needles.

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Mount Rainier: Paradise

Paradise. The word brings to mind various magical landscapes for each of us. On this visit to Mount Rainier, Paradise meant snow. The Paradise Area of Mount Rainier National Park was mostly closed during our visit. We were able to drive to the visitor center and upper parking area but not the rest of the

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