Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument, located on the border of Colorado and Utah, was established in 1923 by President Warren Harding, to preserve the prehistoric villages in the area. It was the home of Ancestral Puebloans who settled here around 900 AD to hunt and grow crops. They built multi-storied structures that were expertly crafted. These structures... Continue Reading →

Images in Green

Here’s another post inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog. This week, I’m posting thoughts and images of the color green. For many, nature may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of green, as it is seen so prolifically in the world around us. Others may think of money, greed,... Continue Reading →

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde, located in southwestern Colorado, became a national park in June, 1906, thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. The park is an archeologist’s dream with over 4,000 ancient sites to explore. After entering this 52,000 acre park, the road climbs to an elevation of up to 8,500 feet, offering stunning vistas of the sweeping landscape... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands became a National Park in September 1964 and is divided into four distinct districts. It is a large park covering over 250,000 acres, so if you want to see all of the sections, be sure to allow several days. We spent our time in the Needles section in the southwest corner of the park... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Travel?

As we all are painfully aware, the pandemic has brought a tremendous amount of heartache. People have lost loved ones, jobs, homes, businesses and so much more. Most of us have made sacrifices in order to keep ourselves, loved ones and neighbors healthy and to prevent the spread of the relentless virus. Some of those... Continue Reading →

The Redwoods, Mighty, Majestic Trees

Sequoia sempervirens, also known as costal redwood and California redwood, are the tallest and largest trees on the planet. They once covered over 2 million acres in Northern California. Sadly, due to over-logging in the mid 1800s to early 1900s, they now cover only 131,983 acres. In 1918, the Save the Redwoods League was formed... Continue Reading →

Hikes, Rambles and Strolls

My husband and I enjoy hiking and have hiked a wide variety of trails in our 34 years of marriage. A few of our favorites are Golden Canyon in Death Valley, Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park and Loch Brora in Northern Scotland. Our all time favorite places to hike are thankfully,... Continue Reading →

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