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Month: March 2016

National Parks Visited

National Parks Visited

  2014-Grand Teton and Yellowstone 2015-Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Joshua Tree, Acadia, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon      Future: 2016-Glacier, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Everglades, Biscayne, Dry Tortugas 2017-Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, Congaree 2018-Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, the Grand Canyon (planned so far!)

Parkitecture in the National Parks

Parkitecture in the National Parks

Parkitecture is an architectural style that developed in the early and middle 20th century in the National Park Service. The NPS wanted to create buildings that worked in harmony with the natural environment and historic surroundings.  There are a lot of elements in common with the Arts and Crafts movement- for example architects used a lot of native wood and stone. The Parkitecture style can be found in many National Park structures like entrances, lodges, and visitor centers. Many of…

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National Parks Adventure – IMAX

National Parks Adventure – IMAX

I just wanted to remind you all that the new National Parks Adventure movie is out in IMAX theaters. We are going to see it next month and I am really excited for it. It looks great! It is narrated by Robert Redford and has been getting great reviews. Let me know what you think if you see it.

Smash Books For Memory Keeping

Smash Books For Memory Keeping

  I was trying to think of a way to keep our ticket stubs, park and hotel maps and trail guides that would not take up a lot of space. Then I read about Smash Books. Since Craig and I want to travel around full time in an RV soon, we are trying to get rid of a lot of our “stuff.” We have been going through books, clothing, prints and picture frames and selling, giving away or donating them….

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Queens Garden/Navajo Loop Hike-Bryce Canyon National Park

Queens Garden/Navajo Loop Hike-Bryce Canyon National Park

The Queens Garden and Navajo Loop combination is a great hike when you visit Bryce Canyon National Park. The combination is about 3 miles round trip. Most people start at Sunrise Point and the Queen’s Garden Trailhead. The views from the rim overlooks at Bryce are amazing, but you really want to get down into the Hoodoos and walk on the canyon floor. It is truly like walking around in a fairytale! The colors change during the day with the…

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