Hiking, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Petrified Forest National Park

It's probably difficult to imagine, but hundreds of millions of years ago, Arizona was a tropical rainforest, rich in greenery and trees.  Over time, the geology of the earth shifted and changed, eventually becoming the Arizona we know today. Over the course of that time, stream and river deposits formed the Chinle Formation in what… Continue reading Petrified Forest National Park

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Lincoln County Historic Sites

After two days in a row exploring our national monuments with many miles of driving, we kept the Thursday before leaving for Flagstaff 'local.' We used the day as a low-key rest day, but one with visits to the surrounding villages and their historic sites. Our first stop was to the town of Capitan. After… Continue reading Lincoln County Historic Sites

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Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and a souvenir shopping idea

Hello everyone! This is the fifth and final post in my Disney vacay 2K17 series. Our last full day in Orlando was spent exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom. This park was, in its own way, a fun experience. It was different from what I typically think of as 'Disney.' Animal Kingdom was part amusement park, part… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and a souvenir shopping idea

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Disney 2K17 travel day and a few tips for travel with children

We took off for our week-long Disney vacation in mid-July.  Dressing for the trip was relatively easy, as we were going from one hot, sunny clime to another.  We did pack two umbrellas in our carry-ons in case it was raining when we arrived in Orlando. The boys wore jeans and Disney-themed button down shirts.… Continue reading Disney 2K17 travel day and a few tips for travel with children