National Park Service at 100: White Sands and Petroglyph National Monuments, New Mexico

  During our visit to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta in 2010, we thought it’d be interesting to check out some new attractions. We’ve been to Albuquerque a few times, and seemed to visit the same attractions each time. This trip took us to the edge of town and beyond. We, of course, did […]

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 […]

Arbor Day has roots in Nebraska; Tree beauty abounds

Warren Buffett is credited with saying “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.” How many of us even think about a tree’s life when we see them or take a rest under the shade? I know I’ve been among the many who complain during the Fall when leaves […]

White Sands, Petroglyphs highlight Albuquerque attractions

  During our visit to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta in 2010, we thought it’d be interesting to check out some new attractions. We’ve been to Albuquerque a few times, and seemed to visit the same attractions each time. This trip took us to the edge of town and beyond. We, of course, did […]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta should be on bucket lists

We attended our first International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque in 2010. Since then, I get antsy this time of the year when the Fiesta kicks off. This year’s Fiesta started Saturday and runs through Oct. 12th. Lisa, our youngest daughter Mallory and I spent five days in Albuquerque during our visit. The festivities kick off […]

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 […]

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