"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Armchair Traveler

As great as the Fall season has been, it is apparently over and old man Winter has arrived.  The rain arrived early last Monday and hung around till Wednesday.  The temps dropped into the twenties for lows and the forties for highs through Friday.  Finally warmed up a little on Saturday.


It’s weeks like this when I start getting stir crazy being in the house.  I’ll read a book or two, and then start thinking.  You know, that thing which always gets me in trouble!

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Even though I can’t be in Arizona with Al or Sue, I can get a travel fix of a sort with just a few clicks of the mouse.


There are so many fine webcams scattered throughout our National Parks that you almost get the feeling of being there.


Any part of the country.  Great Smoky Mountains to Olympic, Tetons to Big Bend.


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All of these except the Teton’s picture were captured in the last couple of days.  They all came from park service, national forest, of park associations cameras, with the exception of the Teton pic.  It came from the webcam of the American Alpine Club

This link will give you access to many of the cameras scattered around our parks.  Not exactly like being there, but it will do in a pinch.

Since Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, I guess I better quit dreaming and start some shopping.  That’s another thing I’m getting pretty good at.  Armchair shopping.  Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing?…………..jc


  1. Thanks for the link! If you can't be there...its the next best thing. Have fun shopping!!

  2. Know what you mean....I'm ready to do another adventure...I think Big Bend is going to be a January Journey...thanks for the link....great way to dream happy thoughts...Have a SUPER Christmas...we're heading up to Kansas City Mo. in a week or so to spend Christmas with Janet s Dad...Cheers Horst

  3. Thanks for the tip about the webcams...I'm feeling the armchair traveling winter bug myself so I'll check it out!


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