I have good news to share - only because I know you were all so worried about me (wink, wink). Gander Outdoors re-stocked their supply of bear spray, and I was able to purchase a can a couple of days ago. Just in time, as far as I'm concerned, since we had yet another bear sighting in the neighborhood. They're only black bears but, still, I figure it's best not to take any chances, especially since there are a couple of cubs out and about. So, I'm all set. Thank you for your concern.
Over the course of the past six months or so, I’ve recounted our family’s travels during the first of three cross country National Parks camping trips with our kids and travel trailer in tow. Our second trip (in the summer of 2010) was to the “Grand Circle” in the southwest and future posts will cover the tale of this epic journey. Suffice it to say for now that this trip included 9 National Parks - 2 in Colorado, 1 in Arizona and 6 in Utah - and at least 2 State Parks. In preparation for those upcoming posts, I pulled out our itinerary and have been scrolling through our photos, opening the floodgates to a whole host of memories.