A Visit to Greenville Cypress Preserve in Mississippi

The Mississippi River Delta ecosystem is an interesting place, teeming with life. While the people of the area have a vibrant culture and rich history, the plants and animals are worth spending time with as well. One of the most unique urban parks we’ve ever visited is the Mississippi Cypress Preserve in Greenville, Mississippi. We drove out […]

Why You Should Consider Traveling to the Grand Canyon in the Winter Instead of Summer

Beat the Crowds In the summer and early fall, the Grand Canyon is packed with visitors. That is not a problem in the winter. There were times we were able to be at one of the popular stops along the rim road, and no one else was there with us. It was an amazing experience. […]

Awesome Experiences with Animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Our kids are growing up to become quite the animal lovers.  They enjoy observing and learning the science about animals, and we try to work that into all the travels we can.  Most of the time, we’ll bypass the local zoo to try to find local animals in their natural habitats.  But the Alabama Gulf […]

Scoot Your Boots Out of Houston! – A Daytrip to Galveston, Texas

When you are visiting Houston, you can only put up with your kids nagging you to go to the Gulf for so long.  It doesn’t matter how much culture or knowledge you pack in those little brains it seems that all they want is to hit the beach! We were only in Galveston for a […]

The History of the Last Herd of Buffalo – Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

For generations the buffalo were the Plains Indians’ source of food, clothing, tools and dwellings. These animals were gifts from their Gods, and each piece of the animal had a purpose. Even the buffalo chips were used as fuel. They were plentiful on the plains before the middle of the 1800’s, like pigeons in New […]