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Old West Gunfights on Route 66: Williams, Arizona

Old West Gunfights on Route 66: Williams, Arizona

January 29, 2012 No Comments Williams, Arizona, is often known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is just an hour from Williams by car, or two hours on the elegant Grand Canyon Railway. A thriving tourist town, Williams is also home to roughly 3,000 year-round residents. Dad and I visited twice during ...

 

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The Grand Canyon – A Grand Family Experience

The Grand Canyon – A Grand Family Experience

December 19, 2011 No Comments It’s a big canyon, but that’s only part of what makes it so grand for families. So what does make this such a wonderful destination, other than the fact that it’s a magnificent spectacle of nature? It’s easy to drive in and out of, even from the remote North Rim. Hold onto your children’s hands, ...

 

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See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

October 9, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I decided to spend the summer of 2011 exploring the American Southwest, we had a few specific destinations in mind. Near the top of the list were the best-known national parks in Utah — Zion, Arches and Bryce Canyon. For a variety of reasons, our visit to Utah was significantly delayed, but ...

 

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Exploring the Grand Canyon in Style: Grand Canyon Railway

Exploring the Grand Canyon in Style: Grand Canyon Railway

August 26, 2011 No Comments The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is served by one major highway–US 64 from Williams, Arizona, an hour to the south. Although the road is well maintained and served by several tiny towns with gas and food, it can get quite crowded during the major tourist seasons. While we made the drive later in ...

 

5 Top National Parks for Families

5 Top National Parks for Families

June 2, 2011 No Comments National Parks have delighted families for generations with their natural beauty. Offering so much to see and do, these parks are a wonderful venue for families to bond, learn and grow together in the splendor of nature itself. The parks below (listed alphabetically) are 5 of the best national parks in the United States, and ...

 

Grand Canyon – The Peak of Nature’s Force, Fury and Calm

Grand Canyon – The Peak of Nature’s Force, Fury and Calm

November 24, 2010 No Comments   Few landscapes on the planet have the capacity to take your breath away like the Grand Canyon. Once you have visited this truly grand natural wonder, most everything else you’ve witnessed up to that point in your life will probably pale in comparison. At least, that has been my experience. Any tourist could reel off the physical dimensions of the ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

September 9, 2010 3 Comments After having dinner at the Jacob Lake Inn restaurant in Arizona (see The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake), we all decided to make the forty-minute drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was a bit late to be starting out but we figured we’d still be able to ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

September 9, 2010 1 Comment It’s the third weekend in August, 2009, just one week after our son’s second birthday.  My husband and I finished loading up our truck as my parents and 85-year old grandmother pulled into the driveway behind us, their car also packed for a weekend at the Arizona Grand Canyon.  My sister and her husband would be ...

 

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