Showcase of Citrus Album Six: Giant Monster Truck Super Swamp Safari! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Climb aboard a behemoth open-air monster truck for a birds-eye view of orange groves, blueberry bushes, farms, fields, swamplands, and…

Showcase of Citrus Album Five: Orange Picking in the Citrus Groves! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

High atop the list of our favorite things to do throughout the course of our homeschooling experience has always been…

Showcase of Citrus Album One: Fun Abounds All Around! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

When in Central Florida, we all think of the theme parks. But, honestly, I HIGHLY recommend getting off the beaten…

Hiking the Ivy Creek Greenway from The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to the Woodward Mill Historic Site and Beyond – Buford, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Gwinnett County boasts an extensive park system with lots of hiking and trails. In the Buford area, The Gwinnett Environmental…

A Joshua Tree Adventure Along the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

I guess I’m a bit of a U2 Fan Girl, and that tends to show itself when I’m in the…

Desert Vegetation at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

It’s amazing how much you can learn just by exploring one certain trail, or area, or habitat. Geology, Earth Science,…

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

The next National Park Unit on our agenda for the day was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument! Sunset Crater was…

Waterfall Scrambling at Cane Creek Falls – Fall Creek Falls State Park – Spencer, Tennessee – 11/06/2019

It’s been a while since we’ve been rock or waterfall scrambling. I’ve been trying to plan a few waterfall destinations…

Autumn Fog – Osage Mountain – Nantahala National Forest – Highlands, North Carolina – 10/30/2019

When you set out for a lovely trip with the family, you think blue skies and picturesque weather…. Not too…

A Little Fall Color on Highway 111! – Sparta, Spencer, and Dunlap, Tennessee – 10/28/2019

Turquoise blue skies and Autumn leaves! My favorite combination! Such a lovely day to be driving through gorgeous Tennessee!

The Tree That Owns Itself – Athens, Georgia – 05/01/2019

At the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia, The Tree That Owns Itself, according to legend,…

Hiking the Chimney Tops – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

In November 2016, something horrific happened that changed our lives forever here in Tennessee. Fire. Now, our Tennessee House is…

Enjoying the Journey – Silverthorne, Colorado – 09/17/2018

Sometimes, a trip is about the destination. Sometimes, you can find even greater beauty just relaxing and enjoying the journey….

Grizzly Creek Trail at the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon – White River National Forest – Glenwood Springs, Colorado – 09/17/2018

What a stunning way to start the day with a sunrise over the Colorado River in the White River National…

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park – Orick, California – 09/13/2018

Oh, the Redwoods are INCREDIBLE! This entire trip was about making Bucket List Items HAPPEN. From driving to the Arctic…

Mentasta Lake – Mentasta Lake, Alaska – 07/03/2018

No words needed. Just gorgeous. Mentasta Lake

Downtown Elk River – Elk River, Minnesota – 05/20/2018

We spent a lovely afternoon, just strolling through Downtown Elk River, Minnesota. The Elk River Lutheran Church was hosting a…

A Little Interstate Sunset – Memphis, Indiana – 05/11/2018

Sometimes the most stunning sunsets are just beyond the treeline! Heading Northbound through Indiana, as the sun sinks into cozy…

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…

River Styx Spring Trail – Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 4/03/2016

Hiking down the River Styx Spring Trail in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park makes for a lovely afternoon! Hiking back…

Babies in National Parks – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 03/19/2015

While Trillian was working with Ranger Mary on her Scavenger Hunt Activity, Ribby decided to do a little Deep Woods…

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…

Entering Rocky Mountain National Park from the Western Side of Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park – Grand Lake, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Coming through Grand Lake, and into the Rocky Mountain National Park, your first Visitor Center is at Kawuneeche. Continuing along…

Continental Divide Trail at Berthoud Pass – Arapaho National Forest – Berthoud Pass, Colorado – 06/30/2012

It is glorious up here, at 11,300 feet of elevation! The trees, the wildlife, the rocks, the plants… The hiking…

Berthoud Pass Along the Continental Divide – Arapaho National Forest – Berthoud Pass, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, the Continental Divide passes through, effectively separating which rivers ultimately drain to the Atlantic in…

Berthoud Falls Hike – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests – Berthoud Falls, Colorado 06/30/2012

Hopefully you saw the post on Berthoud Falls itself! It truly is stunning! If and when you check out the…

Manatees in Flamingo – Everglades National Park – Flamingo, Florida – 09/03/2011

Flamingo is the Southern Terminus for the Everglades National Park. In the bays surrounding the Southernmost tip of the Florida…

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…

Just a Lil Snow – Jamestown, Tennessee – 01/05/2011

The good thing about only getting a little bit of snow, is that it is still very pretty, but it…

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

Climbing and Swinging on Avery Island – Avery Island, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

Obviously, the big attraction on Avery Island is the TABASCO® Factory Tour, but there is a GREAT family-sized swing, and…

Lake Martin Swamp Tour with Bryan Champagne – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

We’ve taken a lot of Swamp Tours in our time. Among the swamp tours more readily available, Bryan Champagne of…

On the Shores of Lake Martin – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

Lake Martin is such a gorgeous area. Teeming with spirited animals, gorgeous birds, and a plethora of plant life! It…

Haven Lake – Oviedo, Florida – 01/19/2010

Haven Lake in Oviedo, Florida is a private community lake, but we got to experience tons of Florida wildlife just…