Senior Independence Archive

61 – ON THE WAY TO YELLOWSTONE

Tourist season was upon us and RV accommodations in Yellowstone were really at a premium. Obviously we’d made no arrangements ahead of time, since we had

54 – REFLECTIONS

As we began heading westward, knowing that we would be home in a few weeks, we took some time to reflect on all that we had

50 – GRANDMA GOES SPELUNKING

Well, not in the energetic caver sense, but thanks to current improvements to help the handicapped travel and visit formerly inaccessible places, the Wind Cave National

45 – THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

We spent the better part of a wonderful day on the 35-mile paved scenic loop through the South Unit of the park. Other than the modern

40 – DETOUR

During the entire trip I kept my promise. I didn’t fall. And till last week I continued to keep that promise. Then I pulled a doozy!

36 – EXITING THE FORT

With its many miles of trails and endless points of interest and its non-mechanized status, Mackinac Island is a mecca for hikers and bikers—people with a

34 – DON’T PICK THE FLOWERS!

Mackinac Island claims to be disabled-friendly, but its rough surfaces are not conducive to using walkers. The bike rental shop does indeed have motorized wheelchairs for

33 – MORE GREAT LAKES

We had a virtual cafeteria of possible Michigan destinations after Detroit, including more of Detroit itself, but the consensus was that we would next stop in

32 – SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR

With the shores of Canada directly across the Detroit River from the RenCen, and a bridge and a tunnel nearby crossing the river, it was a temptation

28 – THE HENRY FORD–THE MUSEUM

The Henry Ford has a number of options and directions to go, but too many for us to cover all in one day, so we had