Fulfilling my Dad’s birthday wish meant getting up at 4am to get in line to hike Maine’s Greatest Mountain, Mount Katahdin. Mount Katahdin is located in the heart of Maine in Baxter State Park, which was protected by Governor Percival Baxter in the 1930’s.
A trip to Kinsman Notch, the Western-most notch of the White Mountains, is a place of many surprises. What exactly is a notch? A notch is a mountain pass- a gap between mountain peaks- that is u-shaped, from a lobe of the continental glacier, plowing to the southeast, scouring the rock in its path.
Our National Wildlife Refuges, managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, are located all across the United States, and are a national treasure. In fact, such a beloved treasure that they are going to be 111 years old this year!
In the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards, you can imagine what it must have been like when Fort Worth was truly the place "Where The West Begins." Due to a treaty signed in 1843 between the many indigenous Indian tribes and the Republic of Texas, Ft. Worth became a dividing line - everything east of Ft.
Love coffee? Want to find a fresh coffee roaster in Grand Rapids, Michigan? For, to be honest, there's nothing in the world like freshly roasted coffee. It's not only addictive, it's refreshing and just lovely.
The smell hit me first as I stepped out of the accursed plane. It was lovely, although slightly ruined by the aroma of smog and airport cleaner. The smell was the scent of fresh Hawaiian air. Hawaii has its own smell and that fragrance washed the plane like sanitizer never could have.