Mesa Verde National Park

This national park came highly recommended by a friend; she especially said that Trey would like it. She was dead on! The climbing and crawling that this historic site’s tours entail is a little boy’s adventure dreamland. I was a bit worried that Trey wouldn’t sit through the history lectures the guides gave, but he stayed […]

Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah

A huge flat rock in southeastern Utah with one of the largest known collections of petroglyphs in the world.

Valley of Fire State Park, NV

I get asked a lot what my favorite place was from our six week road trip. I want to answer Zion National Park or Arches or Joshua Tree (it’s actually probably 2nd) – but I keep coming back to a Nevada state park. Valley of Fire probably impressed me most because its incredible beauty was […]

Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ

Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700 years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyon walls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare and valuable to its early human inhabitants. It remains valuable today as habitat for plants and […]