National Park Service at 100: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

My youngest daughter used to joke that the Grand Canyon was “a big hole in the ground.” Now, as an adult, she was excited to visit Grand Canyon National Park on the south rim during our recent trip to Arizona. We had debated going to the Skywalk west of the park. However, we didn’t read […]

National Park Service at 100: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Imagine seeing a tree that is about 225 million years old. You will if you visit the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, AZ. My daughter Mallory and I took a drive through the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert during our road trip through northern Arizona. The fossilized trees are part of the Late Triassic […]

National Park Service offers free admission dates as part of its centennial in 2016

  The National Park Service turns 1oo years old in 2016. Do you know what the very first national park was? Yellowstone National Park was deemed a national park in 1872 by President US Grant. Other parks and monuments followed, but the National Park Service didn’t come together as an organization until 1916, when President […]

Four Corners Monument – It’s worth the drive

  Need to cross Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah off your list of states to visit? One solution – visit the Four Corners Monument, and you can do that. Four Corners is the only spot where that many states meet in our country. Of course, to get to Four Corners, you’ll have to drive […]

Petrified Forest, Painted Desert offer beautiful desert drive

Imagine seeing a tree that is about 225 million years old. You will if you visit the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, AZ. My daughter Mallory and I took a drive through the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert during our road trip through northern Arizona. The fossilized trees are part of the Late Triassic […]

Grand Canyon – Majestic view 17 million years in the making

My youngest daughter used to joke that the Grand Canyon was “a big hole in the ground.” Now, as an adult, she was excited to visit Grand Canyon National Park on the south rim during our recent trip to Arizona. We had debated going to the Skywalk west of the park. However, we didn’t read […]

‘Standin’ on the Corner’ in Winslow, Arizona

“Take it Easy” was the first hit song for the country-rock band Eagles in the mid-1970s. The Jackson Browne-Glenn Frey penned song became the inspiration for a tourism idea in the small town of Winslow, Arizona. A line in the song mentions Winslow: “Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such […]

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