Easter in South Carolina

Bon voyage Nitro…off to the Carolinas to meet your new “Forever Mom” ~Cheers to ♥Nitro♥ touching our lives for 6 wonderful loving months!~  His first flight  After introducing Nitro to his new mommy Abigail, we went to explore this nearby National Park  Bald cypress knees everywhere!    These unfamiliar trees called Water Tupelos predominantly inhabit this area as well.  These are the…

A heavenly place: Channel Islands National Park

At this point I can hardly imagine what we are getting ready to see today!  I have been wanting to visit Channel Islands for a many years now, and I am finally making it happen.   The day started out with a foggy mist but turned out to be beautiful weather for exploring Channel Islands National…

Grand Prismatic Spring!!

This spot along with many others in Yellowstone is quite a spectacle!  The array of colors is an incredibly amazing sight.

Artist Point in Yellowstone

The picturesque ‘Artist Point’ is a palisade of cliffs on the south rim of the ‘Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone’ forming this astonishing view of the waterfall canyon. A closer view from Uncle Tom’s Trail Round-tailed Ground Squirrels?

Lodge at The Stanley in Estes Park, CO

I recently took a short road trip from Denver to finally visit Rocky Mountain National Park and was able to relax and spend the afternoon in Estes Park.  Stanley Hotel also hosted the horror novelist Stephen King and inspired him to write The Shining.  Although the mini series was filmed here, the actual movie was filmed at another resort…

Crater Lake National Park

  Drove the entire perimeter of the park and stopped to photograph almost every angle of the beautiful sight.  My favorite part was the steep hike straight down to the water to a big rock where tourists stopped to enjoy a dip into the frigid water by leaping off of the rocks.  One brave guy even…