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River Rafting: Grand Adventure in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon view from a raft on the Colorado River
Grand Canyon view from a raft on the Colorado River

I never get tired of talking about our river rafting trip down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. I loved every thrilling moment of the adventure–racing through the rapids, trying to sleep on a tiny beach with moonlight so bright it kept me awake, hiking up a side canyon along a milky turquoise river that led to a magical waterfall, eating the fantastic food that the river outfitters prepared every night, dipping a t-shirt in the icy river and putting it on to cool off in the super-heated air. Continue reading River Rafting: Grand Adventure in the Grand Canyon

Travel Photo Thursday: Once in a Lifetime

Travel experiences of a lifetime. These are scanned pictures, because most of our major trips were taken years ago, before digital cameras, so you’ll have to forgive the lack of technical excellence. It is the trip that counts. 1. Gaping at exhibits at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.

1964 New York World's Fair
1964 New York World’s Fair

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6 Presidents with Surprising Connections to U. S. National Parks

Destination: U. S. National Parks

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

With Presidents’ Day coming up next Monday, I was ¬†interested when I received a press release about various U.S. Presidents and their connections to National Parks. I thank Xanterra, the lodging company, for giving me this idea, and for supplying some of the information.

The President responsible for starting the ball rolling, never visited. The President who loved the west found ways to protect it. One President was a park ranger, one experienced a national park when he did a TV show.  Read about Six Presidents and the National Parks. Continue reading 6 Presidents with Surprising Connections to U. S. National Parks