Happy 100 years to the National Park Service

Happy 100 years to the National Park Service

August 25th marked 100 years the National Park Service has been in existence. The first National Park was established in 1872 at Yellowstone. But, from that date until 1916, the parks were administered by a variety of agencies including the Department of the Interior,...
Happy 4th of July America!

Happy 4th of July America!

To me, one of the best examples of the wonder, the diversity, and majesty of this great nation can be found in its national parks. So here are a few pics from vacations past. Enjoy: Entering Sequoia National Park The General Sherman Tree – too tall to get it all...
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

On this the 149th year of my Homeland’s birth, I offer up a few facts: Established on July 1, 1867 (Patriation April 17, 1982) Capital City: Ottawa, Ontario Population: 2016 Estimate 36,155,487 (37th in the world) Land Area: 9,984,670 sq km or 3,854,085 sq miles...
Thoughts on Broadening Our Perspective

Thoughts on Broadening Our Perspective

Is it me, or is it human nature to be curious about places that are dangerous, or we perceive as being dangerous places to visit? I want to see the whole world, and that world includes nations like Somalia, Eritrea, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea. For some...
Travel Dreams

Travel Dreams

Thinking of London, as I do when I look at the header image on the home page, I’m transported back to the front seat on the late night double decker bus, straining to see just a few more sights through rain spotted windows as we speed towards our lodgings....