Post TBEX Fly Fishing Trip in Northern Ontario – Slideshow Summary

I know this isn’t family travel driven, but I thought I’d draw up a fun slideshow summary of the fantastic fly fishing trip a group of us took after TBEX Toronto.  I promise to cover the trip with a family focus soon, and I’ll try to get back on topic in the next post 🙂

Canada’s Park for the People – Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto, Ontario

National Parks, often called America’s Best Idea, were a great idea for Canada as well.  Very soon after the first National Park in America was established, Canada designated Banff their first National Park as well.  While Banff is well known, Canada has over 40 national parks at this time. Even though they have a fantastic […]

Spring in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Oklahoma

The beauty of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is not something you expect from Oklahoma. Nestled in the Wichita Mountain range, you can find herds of bison, Texas longhorns, elk and deer freely roaming the Refuge. In fact, I would say you can find an abundance of wildlife there. This is 60,000 acres prestige land. […]

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 […]

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 […]