Spider Rock

— Our first visit to Canyon de Chelly (pronounced d-SHAY) National Monument was back in 2006, when we were returning from our Grand Canyon South Rim visit. We had not planned on going by... READ MORE

9/11 Memorial

— Dedicated on September 11, 2003, the 9/11 Memorial at the Texas State Cemetery (Austin) is a tribute honoring those Texans who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC,... READ MORE

Tahoe Queen

— One of our favorite destinations, Lake Tahoe is always beautiful no matter what the weather and time of the year. The last time we were there, it was Spring Break 2015. On... READ MORE

American Bison

— On April 26, 2016, the House voted unanimously to make the bison the national mammal of the United States. The American Bison now joins the bald eagle, the nation’s official bird. The... READ MORE

Pyramid Creek

— On our trip to the national parks in the state of Washington we enjoyed the solitude in the trails in North Cascades. Staying in town during the weekends assured us very few... READ MORE

Angel’s Window

— Accessibility is arguably the main reason why the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim has fewer visitors than the South Rim. Actually the North Rim receives only 1/10th of the visitors the South... READ MORE

Sol Duc Falls

— Olympic National Park has three major ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest, and the rugged Pacific shore. The park encompasses almost a million acres. Sol Duc Falls is a favorite destination to... READ MORE

Spruce Tree House

— Mesa Verde National Park preserves how the Ancestral Pueblo people lived from AD 600 to 1300. The park has more than 600 cliff dwellings in an amazing state of preservation. Spruce Tree... READ MORE