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Texas RV Travel Bucket List

Texas RV Travel Bucket List

March 3, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. So much has been said about Texas—its sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, great cities to small villages and towns, rich and diverse history, and the hallowed Shrine that represents her birthplace. With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas […]

50 Things We Love About Texas

50 Things We Love About Texas

October 23, 2012 by · 11 Comments 

1. Texas Hospitality 2. Paso Del Rio, or River Walk, the Jewel of the City (San Antonio) 3. Fresh from the Gulf shrimp and oysters 4. Exploring the pine and hardwood forests of the Piney Woods of East Texas 5. Saying howdy 6. The Alamo 7. Texas’ wide open spaces 8. Hiking Enchanted Rock State […]

2012 National Parks Fall Foliage Guide

2012 National Parks Fall Foliage Guide

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As summer comes to a close, the bright blues and greens that characterize the sunshiny season are replaced by a deeper, more vibrant palette. But there are so many destinations to choose from, each with their own unique rainbow of fall colors. The National Park Foundation (NPF) wants you to get outdoors and enjoy one […]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a desert mountain environment with more than half of its 86,000-plus acres designated as wilderness. Authorized on 1966 and established by Congress September 30, 1972, the national park lies along the northern limits of the state’s “boot heel” and shares a border with New […]

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

August 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

If you are looking for an exciting vacation with beautiful views then consider exploring Forest Service lands in the Northern Rockies for beautiful landscapes, scenic byways, historic trails, and diverse wildlife. For sheer beauty and allure, few regions match the Northern Rockies. Discover a convenient new way to research and plan absolutely incredible Rocky Mountain […]

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 10. Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Arizona) A comparatively little-known canyon, Canyon de Chelly has sheer […]

Attending An Enjarre!

Attending An Enjarre!

July 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After hearing about it for several years, I had the opportunity to attend the Enjarre of St. Francis de Asis  Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM this year. There were a number of visitors present, watching quietly as the beautiful old church was being restored. It was a humbling and spiritual experience. On a […]

A Community Builds a Church–Every Year!

A Community Builds a Church–Every Year!

July 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Located in the small New Mexico town of Ranchos de Taos sits one of the oldest Catholic churches in North America. St. Francis de Asis Mission Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Every year the faithful parishioners and friends lovingly restore this beautiful and unusual church in a two week process in early […]

Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

May 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last year, out of the blue, we have decided to participate to the Doors Open Ottawa during the first week-end of June.   That year, we have discovered a wonderful way to learn more about the facilities in our city as we visited the Traffic Control, the Supreme Court, the parliament, the paramedic’s headquarters as well […]

Road trip!

Road trip!

May 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

It’s the Memorial Day long weekend—the unofficial start of summer—and for many travel-wise Americans that means one thing: Road trip! The tradition of taking a road trip dates back about 3,000 years. The first road trip likely occurred in ancient Egypt around 1200 B.C., when Ramses II hit the road in his chariot. Similar ventures—using […]

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