Category Archives: Museums

Dinosaur National Monument

June 10, 2019 On August 17, 1909 Earl Douglass discovered eight tailbones of an Apatosaurus, previously known as a Brontosaurus. Years of digging uncovered bone after bone, skeleton after skeleton. Thousands and thousands of fossil bones were carefully cleaned, logged, … Continue reading

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Pipe Spring National Monument

May 1, 2019 Pipe Spring National Monument A Little History In the arid southwest, water is life. Over hundreds or thousands of years, snow melt and rainwater seep slowly through the sandstone and other porous rock layers until it reaches … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

April 26-28, 2019 We were able to book several nights in Wahweap Campground at Glen Canyon. The large, full hook up sites book up months in advance but we were able to get a no hook up site with only … Continue reading

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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.   On my first trip I was with a Boy Scout Troop that backpacked … Continue reading

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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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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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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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