Trey Pics: CO, MO & KY

Here is the last round of photos pulled from Trey’s camera on our trip. He didn’t use the camera quite as much and we didn’t stop nearly as often in the Midwest as we had out West. He still took some good ones!

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

Once you’ve seen Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, it’s hard to be impressed by many other cave systems. What Mammoth Cave has going for it is its sheer size (hence the name). It doesn’t boast much for underground rock formations and cool colored lights to illuminate them but does have over 390 miles of known […]

A Fall Hike Above Mammoth Cave, KY

We arrived at Mammoth Cave National Park in the late afternoon and setup our tent at the camp site. We had missed the last cave tour so we bought tickets for the first one the next morning and then headed out for a short hike. We took the Green River Bluffs Trail which led us […]

Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis, MO

Located under the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion hosts exhibits dedicated to the exploration done by Lewis and Clark as well as Native American history. We toured the exhibits but the educational content was well over my 4-year-olds head. He did, however, enjoy the displays of buffalo, canoes, and teepees. Trey also completed […]

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, MO

The Gateway Arch which stands on the west bank of the Mississippi River is one of America’s most famous icons. I was thrilled to get a chance to visit the landmark and take my son up to the top of the arch. With all our stops at National parks and monuments it was only fitting […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

Great Sand Dunes is our favorite. SinceOf the National Parks we’ve visited (which is a lot, but we’ve barely scratched the surface), our first visit in 2006, we’ve returned twice to camp and explore the fascinating, ever-changing dunes. The ecology of the place is so diverse that it makes for a wonderful educational experience, but […]

Great Sand Dunes at Dawn (w/ Panorama)

Here are some scenes from a crisp October morning at Great Sand Dunes National Monument in southern Colorado. The panoramic photo is a high dynamic range composite of over 50 individual photos. The actual print size is 8.3 x 1.2 feet! Click to view full panoramic image in a new window