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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

149 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed Colorado and Utah at the convergence of the Green and Yampa rivers. Their fossilized bones are visible in the cliff face at Quarry Exhibit Hall in Dinosaur National Monument.

Calico Ghost Town Regional Park

Calico Ghost Town in Yermo, CA

In 1951, Walter Knott purchased the town from Zenda Mining Company and transformed it into the Calico Ghost Town. In 1966, Knott donated the town to San Bernardino County, and Calico became a County Regional Park.

Göbekli Tepe "Potbelly Hill" A Neolithic Church

Göbekli Tepe “Potbelly Hill” A Neolithic Church

The Göbekli Tepe site is believed to be a social or ritual compound dating back to the 10th–8th millennium BCE.  Circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected in what appears to be ritualistic structures and is known as the world's oldest known megaliths.

Patuxent River Park - Pavilion and Camp Ground

Patuxent River Park – Pavilion and Camp Ground

Now this campground is an interesting place.  You can only camp here in a tent and your neighbors can be right next to you at busy times of the year.  We went during mid summer and there was only one other camper.  Someone through a big cookout at the Pavilion but they did that when were...

5 Reasons to Go Camping

5 Reasons to Go Camping

Think about all the great things to see and do that you can only discover on a camping trip into the wilderness of this big and wonderful world.  There's no way I would have discovered this beautiful waterfall if I had not been traveling down this country road in the middle of Colorado's...

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park can only truly be experienced in person to fully appreciate is size and scope.  This unique combination of color and grandeur that follows the Colorado River for 277 miles and is up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses...

Tourist or Explorer, What is Your Cup of Tea?

Tourist or Explorer, What is Your Cup of Tea?

There is no difference between a Tourist or Explorer. Tourists are the largest group of Explorers.  Most people have some curiosity in them, the question is how much. My definition of a Tourist is not based on attitude or appearance but how a person travels. I have played the tourist role...

Arizona State Fair 2017 | Oct 6th - 29th | Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State Fair 2017 | Oct 6th – 29th | Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona State Fair is a blast for kids and families.  The fair is held every year at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix Arizona. It was first held in 1884 and has had interruptions for various reasons like cotton crop failures to the Great Depression and the World Wars.

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a land of breathtaking beauty where science, math and art combined to produce some of the world’s greatest marvels of architecture and design. From prehistoric places to bold symbols of victory, the seven wonders of ancient Greece still stir hold us in awe to this day.