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Are You Ready for Kids to Parks Day?!? (and Nat’l Geographic Giveaway!)

Are You Ready for Kids to Parks Day?!?  (and Nat’l Geographic Giveaway!)

Where will YOUR family be on May 21st?  How about at a park to celebrate “Kids to Parks Day“?  Any park works – the local playground down the street, that new park across town you’ve been meaning to check out, or the peaceful nature preserve a couple of hours away.  You could go for a morning outing, an afternoon picnic, a scenic daytrip, or even a weekend camping excursion.  The important thing is to get outdoors as a family and connect with each other and the world around you! What is Kids to Parks Day, you might ask?  From the National Park Trust…Read the rest of this entry →

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A Week in Yellowstone

A Week in Yellowstone

What a week!  This section of cyberspace is not nearly adequate enough to share my experiences from the week, but I’ll try to provide a worthwhile synopsis.  Our trip started out on Saturday, June 13th, at 3:40 am with a call from Orbitz alerting us that our 6:30 flight was on time.  (thanks, orbitz…)  We flew to SLC, where we met up with Steve’s parents (Joe and Beth), then flew on to Idaho Falls, where we rented a big blue van and drove a couple of hours north to our house about 30 miles east of West Yellowstone, near the…Read the rest of this entry →

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Journal Excerpts from our Backcountry Canoe Trip in the Everglades…

Journal Excerpts from our Backcountry Canoe Trip in the Everglades…

Saturday, December 30, 2006 Well, everything was a bit touch and go there for a bit, but we finally got a wilderness permit out of Flamingo and set off this morning. We opted for the South Joe River chickee, based on availability and the weather… The first part of our journey was along a canal for just over 2 miles. The water was nice and flat, mangroves on either side. We saw a few wood storks and lots of herons and egrets. Then we got to Coot Bay…Coot Bay lasted for just under 3 miles. My first thoughts were surprise…Read the rest of this entry →

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