Roswell, New Mexico – Quirky or Tourist Trap?

I wanted to like Roswell.  Really. Overall, New Mexico is one of my favorite states.  It has such variety, from the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains (pictured) and the rugged Sandias to desolate desert. It also has a lot of quirkiness.  There’s quirky places all over the US, but New Mexico seems to have more per […]

Photo Adventure – Prescott, ON and Fort Wellington : Party Like It’s 1812

During my month long visit to Ontario this summer, one of my favorite parts of the trip was a short roadtrip in the 1000 Islands area along the St. Lawrence River. I visited Thousand Islands National Park, and explored some of the historical sites along the way. This area played a pivotal role in the […]

Five Travel Lessons Every Child Should Learn

How to Figure Out Where They Are and Where They Are Going Despite being in a GPS driven world, map skills are still a lesson every child should learn.  As an adult, I still get lost frequently.  One of the first things I do when I’m in a new city for an extended period of […]

Highway 45 Pitstop – Ginormous Sam Houston Statue in Huntsville, Texas

When I say ginormous, I mean GINORMOUS.  This statue is 67 feet tall. If you are approaching the statue from the north, you have to exit far before you see the statue.  Don’t worry, there are signs.  We winded and wove through the feeder road to the visitor center.  You can’t see it from the […]

Kissing Texas Longhorns at Copper Breaks State Park

I was afraid we’d miss seeing the Texas Longhorn at Copper Breaks.  They only have a ranger showing a few times a month on Saturdays, and we were late leaving Amarillo that morning.  Copper Breaks is located just outside of the town of Quanah,Texas otherwise known as “that town halfway between Fort Worth and Amarillo” […]