The destination provides the reason. The journey provides the memories.

As we leave a week in Moab we opt for the very much slower and less conventional route to Capital Reef by going south on 191 and west on 95. […]

When the world turns upside down, it’s nice to have someone upside down with you.

Ok, ok, you all have been heard, how can the blog be titled handstands to austin and be completely void of handstands?!? Deja is working her magic on a sampling […]

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” -E. Abbey

I have driven through Utah a few times, always passing through to go somewhere else. Every time I have said to myself “I need to come back and spend some […]

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” -M. Gandhi

The Bonneville salt flats are the bed of the ancient Bonneville salt lake. It hosts races of petroleum powered vehicles of every shape and size practically every weekend of the […]

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” -Confucius

I have been to, and through Nevada a few times. Similar to the east side of Montana, it is a place I generally try to get through without falling asleep. […]

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis

We spent a couple days with our friends Gregg and Shaney not too far from Sun Valley ID. Our original plan had us arrive to their place on Saturday, however […]

If you never jumped from one couch to the other to save yourself from the lava, you did not have a childhood.

Following another route change due to road closures we ended up passing through a town called Lava Hot Springs. After all this driving, we thought a warm soak sounded perfect […]

Tincup Creek, the Caribou Mountains, and stories of the American West

Winding down from Jackson, we decided to take the long way around on an old pioneer route along Tincup Creek through the Caribou mountains. This lead us through a handful […]

Antlers going once, going twice, and sold in Jackson Hole, WY

Climbing steadily up an impressively steep descent, winding around hairpin turns and hugging cliff edges at freeway speeds… we made our way over the dramatic Teton pass and landed in […]

Where fisherman eat pie and other tales of Ennis

We happened to pass through the little town of Ennis due to an unplanned route change leading us down Hwy 287 in central Montana. For those of you who haven’t […]