Domes & Dripstones – Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

Domes & Dripstones – Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

It was a perfect day with blue skies and mild temperatures. But instead of spending the day outdoors, we decided to go underground with a tour of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave system stretching over nearly 53,000 acres of land. Mammoth Cave became a national park in July 1941. [...]

Visiting Indiana Dunes National Park {Indiana}

Visiting Indiana Dunes National Park {Indiana}

Nothing makes a weekend like a visit to a national park. This weekend had us venturing to the very north of Indiana along the shores of Lake Michigan to experience Indiana Dunes National Park. Created as a national lakeshore in 1966 and then elevated to a national park in 2019, Indiana Dunes is one of [...]

A Walk to Cataract Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park {Tennessee}

A Walk to Cataract Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park {Tennessee}

Ah, the Great Smoky Mountains- so beautiful, so majestic. No trip to this part of Tennessee is complete without a visit to this historic park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park encompasses 522,419 acres across Tennessee and North Carolina and is a part of the greater Appalachian Mountains that carry on through to the north part [...]

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

This last weekend took us back up to Kentucky where we decided to spend a day enjoying Mammoth Cave National Park. But instead of venturing down into the caves as we have before, we remained above ground and walked along the old rail trail. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave system making up 420 [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Raining In The Hoodoos

Moments & Misadventures ::  Raining In The Hoodoos

I set out alone for a hike down into the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. I started at the top of what is called 'Wall Street' where a series of switchbacks take you down into the belly of the formations. Looking up at the towering rock while walking back and forth started to make me a [...]

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

We made our way to New River Gorge National Park, the country's newest national park having being upgraded from a national river to a national park in December 2020. And because it is still so new, some of the park is still being configured to fit the increased number of visitors. Because the park stretches [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Sitting In A Hole In The Rock

Moments & Misadventures :: Sitting In A Hole In The Rock

One of Utah's lesser known parks is Capitol Reef National Park. This park boasts of all the beautiful red rock of the southern part of the state but without the crowds of visitors that you often find at the other national parks. We spent the weekend at the park, hiking the different trails among the [...]

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

Ammunition Hill National Memorial We began our day visiting the national memorial of Ammunition Hill. After Israel had declared their independence, the city of Jerusalem was not considered part of the state. It was a divided city with a large wall separating the people. Families were divided across the wall and the space between East [...]

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Church of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Church of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

Mount of Olives Today we began with seeing Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives and then making our way down what is known as the Palm Sunday Path towards the city. This route commemorates the path that Jesus took into Jerusalem when palm branches were laid down for him before his arrest [...]