North America

Most of the Walleighs’ North American travels have been within the U.S., especially traveling to the East Coast since their children went to college and now live there. They have managed to spend time in almost all states except for a few in the middle of the U.S.—and only Rick has been to Alaska. They’ve vacationed in Canada for skiing, toured the Rockies, and spent a few days in Ontario Province. Then in Fall of 2013 they drove in Quebec Province from Quebec City to Niagara Falls as part of a road trip that also extended across New York State.

Yosemite – the Walleighs Favorite Place on Earth

Starting in Summer 1972 when Rick and Wendy took their cross-U.S. trip in their red VW camper between each of their graduate schools, their first visit to Yosemite began their life-long love affair with this amazing place.  On that trip, one of their first guided...

U. S. Cross-Country Road Trip

Starting May 31, 2008 in Los Altos, Calif. and ending almost 4,000 miles later on June 10, 2008 in Greenville, North Carolina, Wendy and Garner ventured across the southern U.S. to deliver Wendy's 2002 VW Beetle to Diana (so she could drive to/from her new pediatric...

Rick’s Heli-Skiing in Alaska: Once in a Lifetime!

In March 2006, Rick’s friends, the Burwens, persuaded him to join them Heli-Skiing in the Chugach Range near Valdez Alaska.  In essence, instead of taking a chairlift or tram to the top of a mountain to find fresh powder, 6 or 7 times per day he rode in a helicopter,...