Visiting the Vast Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

2016 is an important year for the National Park Service marking their 100th birthday. National Parks truly were America’s “best idea” and I urge you to get out and visit as many as you can, including those that are off the beaten path. This past summer we did just that when we had the opportunity […]

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 […]

Blown Away at Monahans Sandhills State Park, Texas

If I were going to sum up West Texas in two words, those words would be “dirt” and “wind.”  In far West Texas, there are several beautiful exceptions, but most of it is a lot of dirt and wind. Not Monahans Sandhills State Park. It is sand and wind. That’s James and I while I […]

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum

The recently opened Children’s Adventure Garden in the Dallas Arboretum is one of Dallas’ newest attractions, but it is also one of the best. Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, this children’s garden is more like an outdoor science museum with a special focus on botany. There is so much more here than just plants, and […]

Friday Five! – Five Photos from Visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with Kids

The most visited National Park in the United States is Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Located on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, this park is partially popular because of being near several large urban areas.  It is also a free entry park, which while common for some NPS sites, it is a rarity […]