Exploring Shawnee National Forest in a Weekend

No disrespect to my home state of Illinois, but the prairie land is not the first place that comes to mind for diverse landscape. I was proven wrong this weekend when exploring Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. There are … Continued

Photo Tour: Rocky Mountain National Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 71 – 77 Say it ain’t so. Can it really be? We’ve reached #13, the last national park of our unforgettable summer road trip. Here we are at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the third … Continued

Colorado Summer Family Fun

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 62 – 70 Most people think of Colorado as a winter destination for skiing or snowboarding, but we found summer is a great time of year to visit. The temperature is mild, the flowers are blooming … Continued

Driving Off a Cliff at Dead Horse Point State Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 61 It’s one of the most iconic chick flicks of the 90’s: two BFF’s, the open road, a murder, a police chase and a plunge off a cliff at the Grand Canyon. Or was it? Nope, the … Continued

The Wow Factor at Canyonlands National Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 59 & 60 Nature has a way of making me feel small and insignificant yet powerful and important all at the same time. These feelings consumed me as I sat on a mesa overlooking the extraordinary … Continued

Arches National Park: 2 Day Itinerary

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 56 – 58 Change is good for the soul; whether it is a change within a relationship, career or life in general. Even a change in scenery can be refreshing and rejuvenating. We have been on the … Continued

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