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 […]

Independence Mine State Historical Site and Hatcher’s Pass, Alaska

In the Mat-Su valley of Alaska near Palmer and Wasilla is a beautiful mountain pass named after miner Robert Hatcher. Hatcher’s Pass is a great skiing destination for locals during the winter, but in the summer people come for the hiking and the history. For like I said, Hatcher’s Pass was named after a miner […]

Photo of the Week : Sunset in Alaska’s Chugach State Park

Alaska is beautiful all the time, but especially at sunset.  This is the view from Flattop Mountain in Chugach State Park, just outside of Anchorage. If you are on a mobile device and can not see this photo, please click here.

Photo of the Week : Exposures of Upper Permian Strata at Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

If you are on a mobile and unable to see this photo, click here. Caprock Canyon is a great Texas State Park.  We take the long route through the panhandle to check it out whenever we have the time.  If you’d like to see more, here are photos from an earlier visit and you can read more about […]

Six Things a Trip to Texas Will Teach You

As most of the United States begins to enter winter, a lot of families will be looking to travel south and get warm. Texas is a great destination for winter travel. It is also great in the fall or the spring. I’d say year round, but I can’t tell you to visit in the summer […]