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Grand Canyon National Park

April 9-17, 2019 John’s Writing Assignment: Compare and contrast your two visits to the Grand Canyon. Glorious! Both times. There simply isn’t another word for it. Advertisements

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Meteor Crater – near Winslow, AZ

April 2, 2019 I wasn’t too sure about going to this site. First, it was privately owned and operated which makes me suspect that it was “just another tourist trap.” Second, being privately owned, how pristine and impressive was the … Continue reading

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Sunset Crater, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon – near Flagstaff, AZ

April 1-3, 2019 Mother Nature keeps hitting it out of the park. Sunset Crater If you stand on a flat area and look around, every peak you see was once a volcano. The still snow covered San Francisco Peaks appear … Continue reading

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Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot

March 27-28, 2019 It never ceases to amaze me what “primitive” peoples could accomplish. Those men, women, and children who built and lived in Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot were masters of how to live in harmony with nature. … Continue reading

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Fear of the Unknown

March 25, 2019 People we’ve met have asked how we live as we do. How did we make the leap and give up everything that was familiar, comfortable, routine? Many have thought about doing it but the fear of the … Continue reading

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Biosphere 2 and Catalina State Park

March 24-26, 2019 We hopped on over to Catalina State Park to position ourselves better for a visit to Biosphere 2 where we planned to catch some very cool science. Biosphere 2 Biosphere 1 is Planet Earth. Biosphere 2, a … Continue reading

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Titan Missile Site, Sahuarita, AZ

March 18, 2019 There is ONE Titan II missile remaining in its missile silo. The silo and payload area have been rigged so it cannot be launched and a there is a hole cut in the cone of the missile … Continue reading

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