Welcome to The Traveling Morgans Web Site
Use the drop down menu system to find your interests. There are thousands of pictures on this site. For 12 years, The Traveling Morgans traveled across the 48 contiguous states of the USA, exploring the natural and scenic wonders of America, getting to know America, and meeting that wonderful diversity of people from all different parts of the county. We worked our way across the country from 2004 through 2015. This is the record of our travels and the amazing things we have seen. Health prevents us from traveling anymore, but does not stop us from remembering the wonderful times and travels. See the ABOUT US page to learn our story.
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America's Crown Jewels -- Her National Parks
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Grand Teton NP in Wyoming. One of Americas Crown Jewels. Click any picture to get a larger image.
Natural, Scenic, Historical, and Other Wonders of the United States.<! ------------------------------------------------------------------- !>
The highest waterfall in New York is Katterskill Falls in the Catskill Mountains, which is even higher than the grandeur that is Niagara Falls.
Chimney Rock Nebraska, was a landmark on the Oregon Trail.
If you are a fan of the classic M*A*S*H television show and find yourself in Toledo Ohio, don’t miss a stop at Tony Packo’s Cafe.
Majestic Mountain Goat Billy in a June Snow in the equally majestic Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Mittens at Monument Valley are examples of the stark stone beauty and amazing scenic wonders of the state of Utah.
Ancient Native American dwelling called Montezuma's Castle in Arizona.
Mt Washington is a sample of the wondrous scenery that is New England. Shown is Cog Railroad at the summit with heavy snow on Memorial Day of 2008.
The Iron Mountain Road in the Black Hills of South Dakota has many surprises. Three tunnels each give you a different view of Mt. Rushmore. Click on the picture to get a larger version with Mt. Rushmore's faces clearly visible.
Construction on Crazy Horse Monument has been underway for over 60 years in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A Night Blast is two minutes you will not forget. We have a good VIDEO on the Crazy Horse page. Take your school age grandchildren. When they have grandchildren of their own, they might take them to see it finished. When completed, it will be one of the wonders of the world, comparable to the Egyptian pyramids and sphinx. This picture was taken from Mt. Coolidge, over 9 miles away.
Dead Horse Point SP in Utah overlooks the Colorado River.
Dolphin breaching just offshore at the Texas Coastal Bend from the deck of the Skimmer Boat Tour out of Rockport TX. Dolphins are also often scene from shore at Port Aransas on the gulf coast of Texas.
Needle's Eye on Needles Highway in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Sentinal Bridge in Franconia Notch State Park, NH.
Wooden Shoe Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, is one of the funniest Scenic Wonders in Utah, or anywhere else.
Durango & Silverton Railroad crossing the Animas River (River of Lost Souls) in Colorado.
Double Arch in Arches NP UT.
Bridge over the Straights of Mackinac where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron in the state of Michigan.
Raven's Roost'Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Every part of the roadsides of the Hill Country of Texas are alive with wildflowers. Flowers come up in the early spring and many last well into a hot, dry summer.
Metor Crater AZ. The most visible meteor impact in the USA is in Arizona. Imagine this hitting a city today.
Lake Tahoe on the California Nevada border.
Imposing Cerro Castellan overlooks the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park is a fitting introduction to the "land of many lands". The huge, great, and wonderful Lone Star State of Texas.
Bison and other wildlife are abundant at mile high Custer State Park.
From the Donnor Pass Summit in California, you can see many generations of
Donnor Lake is a natural lake. On the far (east) shore, the Donnor Party spent the horrid winter of 1846-7. Few survived.
The road in the foreground is the original route of US 40 from the 1920's. The original 1840 wagon road is to the right and closer.
On the far right is the Central Pacific Transcontinental railroad from post civil war years.
To the left of the lake is modern Interstate 80.
Sometimes the timing is important for a Scenic Wonder. In 2017 we were moving from Texas to a house in South Carolina purchased jointly with our son. We found we would have to change our arrival date. We had planned to arrive on August 21. As it happened there would be a total eclipse of the sun at our new house on that date. We were certain highways for many miles around Charleston would be crowded to a standstill. We changed our plans to allow us to see the rather rare scenic wonder.
The mission was simply to travel the 48 contiguous sites, working as we go. Meeting people and observing natural and scenic wonders, including wildlife. This is all from our truck or within a relatively easy hike. We took pictures and movies to share with those who cannot travel at this time. Our emphasis was on places that are dog friendly. Our dogs dis not get left in the truck.
Seeing the natural and scenic wonders of America was our dream.
We hope that by sharing these experiences we will encourage everyone
to follow their dream while they still can. Larry was badly hurt in a
daily commuting accident.
We believe he would be dead by now if he had stayed at his job. See our About Us page for more information. Now Phyllis' health prevents more traveling.
We believe when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. We have made the best of our life as it stands. We hope you will follow your dream before something forces a change. If something has already forced a change and following your original dream is not feasible, we want to share our dream with you as you modify your dream. Our original dream was to take the long hikes into the wilderness to see the natural scenic wonders. Instead we saw the natural scenic wonders to the best of our then current abilities and do not look back at what might have been.
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