Saguaro Isn’t the Only Type of Cactus Growing in Saguaro National Park, Arizona

A Saguaro Cactus is a giant thing of beauty. It towers over the desert landscape of Southern Arizona. It is clear why Teddy Roosevelt set aside this land to eventually become a National Park. I’m glad he had the foresight to preserve this unique plant that can live for hundreds of years. Even though the […]

Photo of the Week : A Rocky Beach in Katmai National Park, Alaska

Alaska’s Katmai National Park is only accessible by boat or plane.  We used both by landing on this rocky beach in a float plane.

Photo Adventure : Wupatki National Monument, Arizona

When I was in Europe, it was amazing to me how much history was in every turn.  Churches were centuries old and some homes had been used for generations upon generations.  That is a very different experience than I have in America.  We’re a young country, and our history is young history.  Of course, our […]

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site on Hawaii’s Big Island

Our visit to Hawaii was a fantastic experience. We definitely experienced modern Hawaiian culture, explored the outdoors and we ate the best tasting local food. What we were lacking was experiencing Hawaiian history. Luckily the last day of our stay we visited Puukohola Heiau National Historical Site. When you visit this site, you walk in […]

What Does the Inside of a Cactus Look Like? Investigating in Saguaro National Park

If you’ve ever looked at a large cactus, you have probably pondered the question “what does the inside of a cactus look like?”  It is hard to look at the spiny, pleated exterior of one and not wonder what is beneath. How does it stand? What does it look like inside? Wonder no longer – […]