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Great American Treasures

I miss the wide open spaces. It’s been over two years since we first headed out on the road with no set destination on a three-week trip around the west. The last stretch of our trip was a drive through Utah, a goldmine for national parks. There are several notable parks in Utah but...

Mesa Verde National Park

Park Beat – Mesa Verde National Park

Attempting to check another National Park off the list, we drove to the southwest corner of Colorado. What unfolded was an adventure unlike many others. Mesa Verde was the first national park of its kind, “preserving the works of man.” Established in 1906, Mesa Verde was also...

Yosemite National Park

Park Beat XVI – Yosemite National Park

Although I’ve been to Yosemite in the past, I’m confident that no one grows tired of the beauty that lies within the valley. As the pioneer for land preservation in the United States, it’s no wonder why Abraham Lincoln took the first steps to preserve such...

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