Another St. Louis landmark my uncle highly recommended was the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. He was right again! It was incredible! It seemed like every square inch of wall, floor, and ceiling inside was covered in mosaics. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life! The impressive mosaics in the cathedral were […]
My uncle used to live in St. Louis and highly recommended that we check out the relatively new Citygarden – a large urban park and sculpture garden located in downtown Saint Louis. We walked to the park after our visit to the Gateway Arch and the sun had begun to warm up the day. The […]
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 […]
The photo on the right is Castle Rock in 1980 (photo by Dougal McGuire). I include it so you have a reference of the famous landmark’s former glory. In 2001, a thunderstorm broke off the tallest spire of this chalk formation so it no longer stands 70 feet tall – maybe just 55 feet now. […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s summer now, and I’m still occasionally re-visiting my images from our road trip last fall. It’s my goal to post them all before the one-year anniversary of the trip. Here are some examples of the incredible autumn colors we saw in Colorado on our way to Mesa Verde National Park last October.
Since we only spent a couple hours in this national park we asked the rangers for the best trail for us to hike. The canyon is way to deep (2,722 feet) for a leisurely hike down and back up in a couple hours. They recommended the scenic two-mile long Oak Flat Trail which takes you down […]
The last park we visited in Utah was Canyonlands National Park (recently made famous by the great movie 127 Hours) . This park is HUGE and is split up into three districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. I had read that The Needles offered the best hiking so that was where […]
A huge flat rock in southeastern Utah with one of the largest known collections of petroglyphs in the world.