Fort Smith National Historic Site – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Situated along the Arkansas River, the Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves an 80 year span of history in this…

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument honors the bravery and courage of nine African-American Little Rock Central High School students…

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park memorializes the lives lost during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15,…

Beethoven Lives! – Brevard, North Carolina – 10/30/2019

Beethoven Lives! And he does it all over Brevard, North Carolina! Each summer, the city of Brevard hosts one of…

The Guenther Family Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – Monterey, Tennessee – 09/12/2019

BabyLand General Hospital Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids! – Cleveland, Georgia – 06/19/2019

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the super cool toys of yesteryear… Or, if you are wanting to share a little…

Chicago’s Chinatown Gateway – Chicago, Illinois – 05/06/2019

An evening in Chicago’s Chinatown, perusing awesome shops, eating the most incredible meal, and indulging in some boba tea, of…

Indiana State Capitol Building – Indianapolis, Indiana – 05/06/2019

Scratching another Capitol Building off the list ALWAYS makes for a good morning! The Indiana State Capitol was quite lovely,…

Newfound Gap – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Newfound Gap, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Newfound Gap, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a mountain pass situated at the border where Tennessee gives…

Fun on the F Train – Carroll Gardens – Brooklyn, New York – 12/12/2018

Just doing a little of that morning coffee on the NYC Subway!

Salmon Fishing in Resurrection Creek – Hope, Alaska – 07/25/2018

This kid loves him some fishing, but hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to spend time with someone to help…

Lora Blevins Farmstead – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

A lovely day on the Lora Blevins Farmstead in the Bandy Creek region of the Big South Fork National River…

Junior Ranger Shenanigans at Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 04/03/2016

Cave Tours are the big draw to Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. But, before or after you’ve…

Owls in the Big South Fork – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

Ranger Mary with the Big South Fork NRRA in the Jamestown / Oneida, Tennessee districts is SUCH a valuable asset…

Autumn in Cades Cove – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Townsend, Tennessee – 10/26/2012

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an intriguing human history that has left its mark on the beautiful land….

Little River Trail at Elkmont – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 10/26/2012

Such a lovely Fall Day for a hike along the Little River at Elkmont in the great Smoky Mountains National…

Zion Canyon Shuttle Bus – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

We are frequently asked which National Park is our favorite. Out of the larger NPS Units, Zion, is, by far,…

Riverside Walk – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

In Zion National Park, the Riverside Walk offers a pleasant stroll along the Virgin River, as it meanders through jaw-dropping…

Hiking the Weeping Rock Trail – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

Weeping Rock is a lovely trail, with a magnificent destination! It is definitely a trail that I highly recommend to…

The Road to Zion – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

From Springdale, along Utah 9, east into the Western Entrance of Zion National Park. It’s Independence Day! No better way…

University of Kansas Natural History Museum – Lawrence, Kansas – 06/29/2012

The Natural History Museum, situated in a gorgeous building on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, is…

University of Kansas Campus Tour – Lawrence, Kansas – 06/29/2012

The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas is a lovely campus, indeed! The Natural History Museum is a real gem!…

SEA LIFE Aquarium – Kansas City, Missouri – 06/28/2012

A Few Random Day Three Shots – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/13/2011

After three days on a remote island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles from civilization, my…

Day Two in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

We’ll just group most of Day Two’s Adventures into one post for now, but I might come back later and…

Gone Fishin'! – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Spending our days frolicking in the clear waters and exploring the marinelife was definitely the collectively preferred way to enjoy…

A Whole Fort to Ourselves! – Fort Jefferson After the Crowds Leave – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

After the ferry boat packs up the Day Visitors and embarks upon its journey back to Key West, campers are…

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Day One: A Little Exploration – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

We didn’t really get settled into camp until after the ferry boat left the island for the evening with all…

Sunset in the Swamp – Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

Gorgeous skies, from pinks and purples, to deep blues, and ultimately blacks… Storm clouds and lightning bolts… And stars… Oh,…

Earning The South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta – Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center at Everglades National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

If you complete Junior Ranger Badge Programs at Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park, you…

Hiking the Trails of Biscayne National Park – Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

While the bulk of resources protected by Biscayne National Park do take a boat to appreciate, such as coral reefs,…

Junior Rangering at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center – Big Cypress National Preserve – Ochopee, Florida – 09/02/2011

The first park for the South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta… Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida and beyond. This…

Just Horsin’ Around – Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area – Jamestown, Tennessee – 07/14/2011

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area sees a lot of equestrian-based traffic! There are miles upon miles…

Costume Design Workshop at the Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, Tennessee – 10/26/2010

Liberty Bell – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

The Liberty Bell is DEFINITELY one of those absolute American Icons that you HAVE to see at least once in…

Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

Every Philadelphia Adventure starts at the Independence Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park! Here you can catch Museum Exhibits,…

Junior Ranger Pledge Ceremony – Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Site – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

After a long, fun day of interactive experiences throughout the Historical District of Philadelphia, hanging out with Benjamin Franklin, visiting…

Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague Island State Park – Berlin, Maryland – 10/08/2010

Home of the famous Wild Ponies! The Assateague Wild Horses on the Maryland side, and the Chincoteague Ponies on the…

Stunning Nighttime View of Our Nation's Capital – National Mall and Memorial Parks and the US Capitol Building! – Washington, DC – 10/07/2010

This is one of my favorite shots ever. The US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, and…

Lincoln Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks – Washington, DC – 10/07/2010

After about 8 years of construction, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922, by President Taft, in honor of President…

National World War II Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks – Washington, DC – 10/07/2010

The World War II Memorial in Washington, DC is a beautiful monument honoring the service of over sixteen million members…

Night Time at the White House – President's Park – White House – Washington, DC – 10/07/2010

Did you know the President of the United States lives in a National Park? The White House and President’s Park,…

Dusk at the Washington Monument National Monument – National Mall and Memorial Parks – Washington, DC – 10/07/2010

The first stop on our Mid-Atlantic Vacation! The Washington Monument! Just in Time for Nightfall! And some fun in the…

Capitol Reef National Park – Torrey, Utah – 06/07/2010

Cruising the Utah backroads, Utah Highway 12 runs into Utah Highway 24 in Torrey. From here you can head East,…

Junior Ranger Ceremony – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

Another day of fabulous National Park adventures means another Junior Ranger Badge! Lots of hard work, learning cool things about…

Visitor Center and Shuttle Bus Ride – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

From checking out the Visitor Center exhibits, to taking in the awe-inspiring scenery along the Shuttle Bus Route, our adventures…

Wildlife Sculptures – Tusayan, Arizona – 06/02/2010

Junior Rangering at Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 06/02/2010

Ranger Bryan provided such meaningful interaction with the kids, that it was in this moment we decided just how much…

East Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 06/02/2010

Wukoki Pueblo Ruins – Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 06/02/2010

As you leave Sunset Crater, you descend from ancient volcanic lava fields in the San Francisco Mountain Range, into the…

Lava Flow Trail – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 06/02/2010

Sunset Crater Volcano is the youngest Volcano in the San Francisco Volcanic Field in this area of Arizona. Its last…

Canyon de Chelly National Monument – Chinle, Arizona – 06/01/2010

Canyon de Chelly is the second largest canyon in the state of Arizona. It is a stunning protected area in…

Charlotte’s Web at the Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, Tennessee – 03/10/2010

Knoxville Children’s Theatre Presents The Hobbit – Knoxville, Tennessee – 02/27/2010

The Knoxville Children’s Theatre is a fantastic theatre group bringing plays TO kids BY kids. It’s a great resource in…

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

Sweet Dreams Candy Company – Newport, Kentucky – 02/22/2010

Blackpoint Wildlife Trail – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010