Category: Attractions

Finding Utah

Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument

ShareWhile searching for slot canyons, I find Road Trip Ryan‘s very nice travel site. In addition to an extensive list of slot canyons, each with a page of descriptions, directions, and maps (and a handy page on the canyon rating system), Ryan also has all this great information for petroglyphs, Indian ruins, hot springs, caves, …

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Moving Rocks in Coyote & Roadrunner Land: the Beginning of a New Roadtrip

Death Valley 2005

ShareRecent life stuff had me itching to plan a new road trip. So I am. Roadtrip 2020: the Southwest! Why the southwest? Because of the results of Roadtripping Step One….. Roadtripping Step One: What’s something I’ve been wanting to see for a while and still haven’t? Something that just never worked out. Of course the …

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Places I Want to Go: The Mothman Museum

ShareThe Mothman Museum is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Mothman is a large winged man who was seen by a lot of people in and around Point Pleasant in 1966 (an important year for me). I’ve been reading The Mothman Prophesies. I haven’t finished it; I don’t have any time to read, and I keep …

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Desperately Seeking Toynbee Tiles

Toynbee Tile at 51st and 5th avenue in New York City

ShareI love modern day mysteries! Toynbee Tiles are a modern day mystery, and I was determined to see at least one of them. The Toynbee Tile website has a map, Waymarking.com has a Toynbee Tile category, Geocaching.com has a Toynbee Tile cache page, and I used all of them. I researched Toynbee Tiles for years. …

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Thinking of Branson

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What I Did Last Summer Part 2: Alabama

Benjamin and Terry at the Museum

ShareOn day two of our trip, we woke up in Tupelo, Mississippi, hit the road for Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and did our first museum of the trip, the Alabama Museum of Natural History on the University of Alabama campus. It’s a really nice museum, and we liked it even better than some of the bigger ones. …

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What I Did Last Summer Part 1: The Crossroads

Benjamin at the Crossroads

ShareFour months after our summer road trip, I think I have recovered enough to write about it. Oh, it wasn’t bad, no trauma or catastrophes. The flat tire discovered the next morning at a motel was probably the worst thing to happen. No animals escaped from any zoos. We set out July 12, 2013 at …

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The Grand Canyon: Wonder or Big Hole in the Ground?

Squirrel

ShareI know people will want to take me out for saying this, and I will admit, the Grand Canyon is not just a big hole in the ground, it is a magnificent hole in the ground, but once you get beyond that initial amazement, there’s just not much else there. We went twice. The first …

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Albuquerque BioPark

Gorilla

ShareThe Albuquerque BioPark is a big combo zoo and aquarium and botanical gardens. We hadn’t planned to go there, but after driving through Oklahoma and half of New Mexico with nothing going on, Terry and I gave in to Benjamin’s pleas for the aquarium and zoo after he spotted the billboards along the interstate. So …

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Early Reconnaissance Missions

Death Valley

ShareI used to refer to all of our road trips as reconnaissance missions. Mostly to lessen disappointments I had suffered on the trip. Weird statues that Terry wouldn’t stop for to let me get a picture. Famous city intersection signs that Terry wouldn’t stop for to let me get a picture. My sad face in …

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