Tag: Discover

Lake Ray Roberts-Johnson Branch: Visitors Guide

I love to hike but never get to enough because Keltin and I keep ourselves so busy. Well last weekend we had a Sunday free and headed out to Lake Ray Roberts State Park. We picked this location for our hike for a couple of reasons: drive time and that it was a place we

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Italy: My Travel Moments

In the spirit of my travel moments contest going on this month and in the spirit of getting back into exploring my Italy study abroad trip stories again after a very long hiatus I thought that I would share a couple moments of mine from that trip. The first awe inspiring moment was actually on

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Favorite Travel Moment Contest

Black and White Balloons

Its a new year and we are going to start 2019 off right and that means its contest time!  I’ve been thinking about doing a contest for a while but I was never quite sure what to do. Well I have figured it out. I want hear your travel stories, or to be more precise

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2018 in Review

2018 has been a good year and it has been my first full year of blogging! I hope that you all enjoyed reading my work because I enjoyed writing the posts. Here are some big things that happened this year. We visited the beach a bit and got to visit Galveston Island State Park and

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New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

Hot Air Balloon

In total I went to three sessions of the International Ballon Fiesta: one where I rode in a balloon, an attempted night glow, and a morning mass ascension. If you want to read about my hot air balloon flight you can see it here. I didn’t do a separate post about the night glow because

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Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Finally catching up a bit after having been on vacation. We spent a couple days in Canyon, Texas before heading to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing was hiking the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park because despite having gone to college near

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Road Tripping Fly Over States

Sunflowers and mountains

On our recent trip to Kansas and on our various little day trips we did a lot of driving. More driving than I would have been comfortable with at one time. That has slowly  changed over time but I’m still not the biggest fan. One of the things that makes long drives enjoyable is the

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New Mexico: Capulin Volcano National Monument

The truth is there is not much around Johnson, Kansas, thus while visiting for nearly a week we planned some day trip adventures. One was to Capulin Volcano. Capulin is a recently extinct example of a cone volcano. By recently I mean in the past 60,000 years. It is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. 

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China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

The last day of our China trip dawned. We had been in the country for 13 days. I wasn’t ready to leave, I don’t think anyone was. With that we decided to make the use of the few hours before our bus to the airport. I don’t remember who suggested the Jing’An Temple but my

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