Yellowstone

  Heading back to Yellowstone after more than thirty years was exhilarating and sad. I took my family on a journey to my past, only to find that very little had remained the same. The Park had been repeatedly stricken over the years by forest fires, leaving the grandeur of the evergreens that lined the…

Oh the Places You’ll Go

Summertime is the time for travel for most families. The kids are out of school, the weather is great, and you need a break from work to regenerate. So where do you go? Chances are you want a place that entertains the kids while still providing a relaxing and hopefully pampering atmosphere for you. If…

A Whole Lot of Hot Air

 Beginning October 3, Albuquerque’s skies will come alive with an amazing display of hot air balloons. This world-class festival is a must visit. There are plenty of activities, music, and crazy balloons to entertain kids of all ages, and if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can climb aboard a balloon for your own…

One Smart Whale

A pretty incredible beluga whale, Noc (pronounced No-see) has been working with his Navy trainer since the late 1970s. Originally, he was captured and trained to retrieve sunken experimental torpedoes in the Arctic, and now he works with his Navy trainers to test innovative military technology. According to Sam Ridgeway, marine biologist, the marine mammals…

Bastille Day, La Fête Nationale

On July 14, 1789, troops stormed the Bastille. a medical fortress and prison in Paris, and became a pivotal event at the beginning of the French Revolution. Later, Fête de la Fédération was celebrated in 1790 to mark the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France. This day has been celebrated in some fashion ever since,…

Happy Birthday Canada!

  The celebration of the creation of four provinces from the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Province of Canada into the current provinces, occurs annually on July 1st. This day is filled with festivals, fireworks, carnivals, air shows, musicals, and citizenship ceremonies for new citizens.  Most communities across Canada host an…