Alan on April 22nd, 2012

Last October of 2011 we ended our month long vacation in the Southwestern United States by staying a week in the Florida panhandle. During that stay we ventured into Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and just by providence happened across a beautiful field of blooming Liatris with butterflies, moths and bees doing their pollinating thing. [...]

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Alan on October 22nd, 2011

The the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular national park destinations in the United States as it is second to only the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some 4.4 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year and 90% of those visitors come to the south rim. While the north rim of Grand [...]

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Alan on October 18th, 2011

While standing on a  corner in Winslow Arizona and seeing a girl in a flat bed Ford checking you out may be such a fine sight to see, standing under the dark desert sky about 5 miles south of Winslow on a moonless night is several notches up from fine, it is spectacular. Getting away [...]

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Alan on October 13th, 2011

When one thinks of Colorado River rafting, images of whitewater rapids, getting soaked from head to toe and sometimes getting thrown from your raft come to mind. However, that wasn’t our experience when rafting down the Colorado in Glen Canyon. Colorado River Discovery offers what they call half day river floats that are calm water [...]

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Alan on October 4th, 2011

We found out where Colorado bighorn sheep go when visitors to Garden of The Gods aren’t able to spot them on the mountains surrounding the park. After leaving the garden yesterday, we took a tour of the Glen Eyrie Conference Center that is located right next door and after stopping at the gate and getting [...]

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