My husband's job has a use it or lose it policy and this year he had a record 4 days left of leave which left him in the predicament of 11 days off in a row. Rough life, right? It was our initial plan to send the kids to winter camp at our local community … Continue reading New Year, Fresh Park?
For me National Parks are the purest form of American Idealism. Not that they aren't problematic too, like most ideals, but the idea that everyone should have access to something regardless of personal attributes or characteristics is something most of us can agree on. An exception to capitalism, where wealth does not give you any … Continue reading Holiday Dreaming
So you may have noticed that I haven't posted many visits lately. This is because our fall trip to New Mexico fell through due to life things so I missed my 11 parks that I had planned to do with the kids. Now my husband says "11 parks alone with the kids??? Are you crazy??" … Continue reading How to plan to hit the MOST Parks (with kids)
In honor of Black Friday I thought I'd talk a little bit about shopping in the parks. As you may know if you are a park enthusiast all parks have trouble with funding. Much like our home budgets there is always a long list of things to be done and only so many dollars to … Continue reading Shop Your Parks For the Holidays, & Everyday!
We are lucky enough to live in a city with a fantastic museum system, including the Carnegie Science Center which has an Omnimax theater. They are actually closing it to remodel it into some kind of Giant super theater and as a farewell they screened National Parks Adventure movie. The movie centered on a group … Continue reading National Parks Adventure Omnimax
I like magnets. A LOT. But collecting magnets has it's downsides, for example if I have a ton of magnets my children can put more art on the fridge. They seem oblivious to the fact that there are layers of previous artwork as long as they can find a magnet they are going to use … Continue reading National Park Passports
We, like many people, live close to one family and far from all the rest. So my children know my husband’s family very well, even his cousins’ children. But my family lives ALL the way across they country. So my kids rarely see my parents, siblings and their cousins. I have two sets of parents … Continue reading Why Road Trip?