Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31

10 Books to Get You Interested In American History

battle cry

This particular post goes out to two groups of people, first my students, past and present, who hopefully I encouraged to become interested in American History and to those that are interested in American History but just do not know where to start. There are so many books out there that it can become a …

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Aug 30

Oxbow Bend: Scenic Wonder


Oxbow Bend is just one of the many famous scenic spots that can be found in Grand Teton National Park.  If you get there before first light you will be in for a treat, if you do not believe me just Google images Oxbow Bend and see for yourself. Besides the postcard worthy pictures of Mount …

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Aug 29

Mesa Falls: Rushing Water Beautiful Sight

Upper Mesa Falls

Upper and Lower Mesa Falls made for a wonderful side trip into Idaho while visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  Located about 50 miles away from West Yellowstone it took a little bit of convincing for my wife to give the go ahead on our little excursion to the waterfalls, but she could tell I …

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Aug 28

Rolling Hills Zoo: “2” Good to be True


Rolling Hills Zoo is a wonderful little zoo located in what would seem an unlikely place Salina Kansas, but thank God that it is there because it is a long flat trip from Kansas City to Denver.  Karen and I saw billboards for the Rolling Hills Zoo on I70 and they caught our eye and …

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Aug 25

Sunday Scripture: Psalm 9:10

Green park

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 I found this verse very comforting this week.  In hard times it is easy to start to wonder ‘are you there God?’…why is this happening?  Why did You let this happen to me?  How is …

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Aug 24

Top 10 Museums in Washington D.C.

washington mall

Washington D.C. is just one of those places that every American should at least visit once unfortunately you will not be able to get see everything in just one visit.  Washington D.C. has over 30 museums dozens of memorials, gardens, a world class zoo, government buildings and offices, and many more things just right outside …

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Aug 23

Grand Teton National Park Overlooks: Scenic Beauty Everywhere You Look

Grand Teton Snake River Overlook

Now there are many turnoffs and overlooks located in Grand Teton National Park and it is definitely worth the fee to take the park road, but if you are on a budget or just driving through there are plenty of places to stop along Highway 89 for free.  I remember my first time driving through …

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Aug 22

A few of my favorite things: for a 14 month old

library card

Our precious little daughter is just growing and growing and at fourteen months old she is a whirlwind of activity.  We have so much fun, our days a packed full from the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep.  I try my best to keep up with her, man what I …

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Aug 21

Mormon Row: Grand Teton National Park

Moulton Barn

When I think of Grand Teton National Park one of my first thoughts is the iconic picture of the old barn with the slanted roof that mimics the shape of the Teton peaks in the distance.  My wife and I have been to Grand Teton National Park twice since we have been married and though …

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Aug 20

Lakeshore Trail: Grand Teton National Park

Lakeshore trail view

Lakeshore Trail is a beautiful easy two mile hike with limited elevation gain that is just an all-around great day hike in Grand Teton National Park.  The hike follows a section of shoreline along Colter Bay and Jackson Lake providing some wonderful views of the Teton Mountain Range before crossing over into a peninsula that …

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