National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV

Pocahontas County, West Virginia is one of my favorite places to visit. It encapsulates much of what I love about my home state: beautiful scenery to enjoy; skiing, camping, fishing and many other outdoor activities to do; abundant wildlife to photograph; historic places to visit;  scientific exploration….yes, scientific exploration. Pocahontas County is home to the National Radio […] Read more...

Hunter Museum of American Art

Among the many things Chattanooga, Tennessee has to offer to visitors and locals is a great art. Not only is there a thriving scene for local artists, there is also a wonderful art collection at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Sitting on a bluff above the Tennessee River,  the Edwardian-style mansion has housed the […] Read more...

Visiting Chickamauga Battlefield

The battle at Chickamauga, Georgia took place September 19 & 20, 1863, resulting in the death of over 34,000 soldiers (Union and Confederate). It was second in causalities only to the battle at Gettysburg during the Civil War. This area of woods and several small farms before the battle would become a National Military Park […] Read more...

Georgia’s Cloudland Canyon State Park

There are not many state parks in the Northwest corner of Georgia, but the one that is there has some terrific views. Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on Lookout Mountain in Dade County, Georgia about 10 minutes from the city of Trenton, GA and about 30 minutes from Chattanooga, TN. It is one of […] Read more...

Nashville Zoo

A few miles south of Music Row in Nashville, you’ll find the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Although you may not find any country music stars, you are likely to see some of the star’s of a country music video. If you saw Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone” video, you may recognize a giraffe and elephants […] Read more...

Visiting Custer State Park in South Dakota

Lakes, hills, forests, and prairies can all be found in Custer State Park. Located in the south western part of South Dakota, Custer State Park is part of the Black Hills area. The multiple ecosystems in the park host a large variety of wildlife. In fact, one of the park’s “must-do” activities is to drive […] Read more...

Camping in Custer State Park

Don’t you love it when what you think is going to be ordinary ends up being extraordinarily fabulous?   I thought I was just making a stopover to see bison (buffalo) in a natural setting….I ended up with a wonderful family sightseeing and camping experience in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Custer State Park  is […] Read more...