Petrified Forest: The Little National Park that Could

National Parks of the US give their visitors a park map and newsletter as they enter. The contents usually cover the local flora and fauna, popular hiking trails and park history, as well as recent goings-on like nature walks and seasonal advisories. Newsletter introductions are proud ones, affirming the importance of the park — Mesa … Continue reading Petrified Forest: The Little National Park that Could

Hot Air Balloons, Energy Vortexes and Other Arizona Stories

At dawn we found ourselves in Page, Arizona. Twice. Once in November heading North towards Zion National Park, and once in August, driving South into Sedona. Page is a place that when mentioned usually begets a raised eyebrow or a “Where?”.  While not considered to be a destination in and of itself, there are sights … Continue reading Hot Air Balloons, Energy Vortexes and Other Arizona Stories

Eclipse Chasing

In the last census Jay Em Wyoming’s population went down as a whopping sixteen.  118 miles Northeast of Cheyenne, in a region where cows outnumber people and the roadside is lined with tumbleweeds, you wouldn’t expect to pass thousands of cars on a Monday morning.  August 21st 2017 though, total eclipse day of the sun … Continue reading Eclipse Chasing