April 2009

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Take a Deep Breath.

Take a Deep Breath.

I LOVE Skype.
I love it for the same reasons everyone else does.
For free, I can call friends and family and colleagues, regardless of their location. Even if I’m talking to someone in Germany, the quality is so good it’s as if we’re at the same table having our chat. If you have iSight or [...]

Angel’s Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Zion Trip, Pt. 2
Wow. I knew Angel’s Landing was exposed and that as a result of its heights and exposed nature it was to be an adventure.
We had been to Zion a few other times but as a family. Our sons are small so we had been (wisely) advised to stay away from Angel’s Landing… [...]

Zion National Park or Bust

Zion National Park or Bust

(Zion Trip, Pt. 1)
In early March, I met Kathy, from Omaha, in Vegas. Our destination was Zion National Park.
I was looking for an adventurous getaway where I could capture some video for the MyZionPark.com website we’re working on while getting some great hiking and sightseeing in. It would be a short adventure vacation.
My husband, [...]

Susan Boyle on YouTube

I got goosebumps and ‘happy tears’ when I watched the YouTube clip that’s gone viral of Susan Boyle’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent.
But I take issue with the moral of the story that has been attached to the great viral video of her performance – that is to say, “Don’t judge a book by the [...]

Grand Canyon Railway: 2 trips in 1

Grand Canyon Railway: 2 trips in 1

The Grand Canyon Railway claims its customers get to enjoy two trips when they ride the historic train to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim: a trip to the Grand Canyon and a trip into the past.
It’s an accurate claim, and what a spectacular adventure!
Our family just returned from a Spring Break vacation that included 3 [...]

Why Camping is My Favorite Family Activity

Why Camping is My Favorite Family Activity

Jerry and I have three sons, Wolf, 9, Hayden, 7 and Fin, 2. My favorite thing to do with the family is camping. I just love it. It’s a way to get close to nature, get dirty, find things to do that are not artificial or expensive, and typically the best campgrounds/campsites don’t have cell [...]

Hiking in & out of Grand Canyon in Same Day

Hiking in & out of Grand Canyon in Same Day

The first sign is right at the start of the South Kaibab Trail: WARNING: Do not attempt to hike to the bottom of the Canyon and back in a single day. The signs are numerous, and for good reason.
We had seen them all before, though, 10 years earlier when we had embarked down the [...]

Vegas or Bust

Toward the end of our Spring Break road trip adventure, after 6 nights of camping, we surprised the kiddos with a night in Las Vegas. Since we were in dire need of showers and had spent little on the trip due to camping and picnicking, we splurged on a hotel. Thanks to Priceline we were [...]

Goosenecks and “Otherworldly” Vistas

Goosenecks and “Otherworldly” Vistas

We departed Four Corners and headed toward southeastern Utah. Our next destination was a place called Goosenecks State Park.
I had seen images of the area while researching content for the new sites we’re developing that promote Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. It wasn’t far out of the way and would link Four [...]

Together but in 4 (5) different states

Together but in 4 (5) different states

Hahaha. This is a good one: Our family found out what it was like to be together but in 4 different states. In fact, my husband, Jerry, and I decided that if Delirious counts as a state, which we think it does, we stood in 5 states at one time. It was very cool.
This really [...]