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Month: January 2017

RV Shopping 

RV Shopping 

Last Saturday Craig and went to look at some RVs with two of our friends. The only RVs we had looked at recently were Airstreams, so we were pleasantly surprised.  Many of the floor plans would work great for full time living. There is much more storage space and room in the RVs we toured than the Airstreams we looked at. I expected them to be cheap looking, but the flooring, kitchens, wood and design were very nice.  Some had…

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George Grant the First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

George Grant the First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

  After learning about National Parks Magazine, Craig and I got several issues from the library. The fall 2015 issue had an article about George Grant, the first chief photographer of the National Park Service. I had seen several of Grant’s photographs before, but now I know who took them. You may recognize this one of Superintendent Horace Albright taken in Yellowstone National Park. The article says that during Grant’s “quarter century as the national parks’ principal staff photographer, he crisscrossed…

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Disney and the National Parks

Disney and the National Parks

While I was writing a blog post yesterday about our Florida trip, I had some thoughts. I know a lot of people that travel often and visit many natural places do not like the Disney parks. They find them “fake” and “commercialized.” I have always loved the Disney parks, movies and TV shows and find them to be an experience in Americana and American history.  The first time Craig and I visited Yellowstone, the way it was run seemed so…

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Back From a Week in Florida

Back From a Week in Florida

We just had a nice relaxing week in Orlando visiting friends and family. The weather was perfect-80 and sunny most days. It cooled down to 60’s at night. We visited some of our other favorite parks, the Disney parks. Epcot’s new Festival of the Arts was a lot of fun. There were food booths, art displays, artist signings, classes, Broadway singers and living statues.  When we got back this O Magazine was in the mail! We are going to look…

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