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- 06.12.22 : The Thai sala at Olbrich Botanical Gardens reflected in an adjacent pool. The pavilion was given to the University of Wisconsin, Madison by the Thai government and the Thai chapter of the UW Alumni association. It is one of only four such structures located outside Thailand.05.28.22 : There are few places greener than Iowa in early summer. Trail view near the Little Bear Mound Group at Effigy Mounds National Monument.Happy National Trails Day 2022! Photo from 07.19.21, steps along the Taylor Creek trail in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park.05.28.22 : Overlooking the Mighty Mississippi from Hanging Rock at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. We hiked 6 miles round trip from the visitor center to this point, passing numerous prehistoric burial mounds along the way. Pic 2 shows some circular mounds near Hanging Rock, others are shaped like bears or birds.04.15.22 : I should probably stop posting winter scenes since it’s now June… but here’s one final shot from Rocky Mountain National Park in April.04.25.22 : Lone tree in Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park.
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On our return from Baltimore last August, we decided to detour to Detroit, MI for the night, neither of us having ever visited. Despite the city’s reputation of abandonment, we found the food and bar scene to be vibrant, especially in the downtown … Continue reading
Known for their spectacular rock formations, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are easily accessible from hwy 191 just north of Moab, UT. Use Moab as your base and schedule at least a full day in each park to get a … Continue reading
Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. Its main feature is the 100-mile long Waterpocket Fold – a giant wrinkle on the earth. The scenic park drive only offers a glimpse of the geological features found in the … Continue reading
Our second park on this trip was Mesa Verde National Park. When most people think of Mesa Verde, they most likely picture Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings. As we discovered, this is only a small aspect of what soon became one … Continue reading
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve was the first stop on our 8-park adventure this summer. Our time here included hiking, trying out some sandboarding, and enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with visiting one of the lesser-known national parks. … Continue reading
Last Spring we spent a night in Columbus, OH on our way to Washington, DC. A 6-hour drive from Chicago, it made for a good overnight stop, and a city we had never visited. After checking in to our hotel … Continue reading
Redwood National Park was established in 1968 to protect its namesake trees, the tallest on Earth. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, the park and adjoining state parks protect almost half of the remaining California Redwoods. Easily accessible – right off US Highway … Continue reading
Just an hour’s drive from Miami, Everglades National Park offers the perfect opportunity for a day trip to enjoy nature. Most people visit the Everglades during the dry season – November to April – to enjoy a relatively mosquito-free experience. The … Continue reading
The world’s first national park turns 143 today. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a congressional act setting aside a “certain tract of land lying near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River” to be preserved as a “public park or pleasuring ground … Continue reading
Known for its world-class red wines, the Colchagua Wine Valley in central Chile is home to over 30 wineries. Tourism is relatively new to the area, giving the experience an authentic feel, with most dining and hotel options in and around … Continue reading