Travels With Pam Blog

Welcome to my travel blog. I am a retired, 60-something women that loves to travel. My current goal is to see all of the National Parks and learn as much as I can about the United States along the way.

  • About Me

    August 29, 2019 by

    Hi! I’m Pam. Welcome to my travel blog. (Added 2/7/22): I started my blog in 2019 but COVID has kept me moored in Ohio from early 2020 to late 2021 when I took a short trip to New Hampshire. Now in 2022 I have started to venture out and will be exploring and posting again.… Read more

  • Death Valley National Park – Sand Dunes & Throwing an Atlatl

    February 26, 2022 by

    The last day of the tour, Sunday, January 30, 2022 was another busy, but interesting day. We started out stopping at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. There are several other sand dune areas in Death Valley National Park but these are the best known and easiest to get to. Although the highest dunes rise to only… Read more

  • Death Valley National Park – Badwater Basin

    February 24, 2022 by

    This was my favorite stop on the entire tour. Like looking into the Grand Canyon filled me with awe, so did standing here realizing the vastness and diversity that exists in this National Park. “This geographic region – known as “Basin and Range” – is spreading apart, fracturing the earth’s crust along parallel fault lines.… Read more

  • Death Valley National Park – Zabriskie Point

    February 23, 2022 by

    Death Valley is the largest national park in the United States, outside Alaska. It is in the Mojave Desert on the California/Nevada line. It includes the lowest point in the United States and mountains that rise to 11,000 feet. The first full day we were in Death Valley we started out at Zabriskie Point. It… Read more

  • Death Valley Furnace Creek Ranch

    February 22, 2022 by

    We made it to Death Valley’s Furnace Creek Ranch, checked in and almost immediately went to dinner. Most of us were a little disgruntled but I heard little complaining. Just general disbelief that so expensive of a place had so many problems. First off, the buildings had no elevators. When you first sign up with… Read more

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