Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28

Take a Moment to Laugh

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via After a long week sometimes it is just good to just take a moment to laugh and this picture hit my funny bone especially considering how hard it was to get up this week and go to work.

Feb 27

Slide Rock State Park

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Slide Rock State Park is an extremely popular state park in the Red Rock Country of Arizona.  Luckily for us we were visiting in the fall during the middle of the week, and got to share this nice little park with just a handful of people.  Now a summertime visit would be fun because the …

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Feb 24

Landscape Photography Number 20: Iron Spring Creek

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Number 20 of my landscape photography series is a picture of hot spring runoff flowing into Iron Spring Creek in Yellowstone National Park.  Taking quality pictures in Yellowstone is about as simple as taking a stroll and firing away with the camera.   Yellowstone National Park is a photographers dream destination from the wildlife to the …

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Feb 23

Top 10 History Museums in the United States

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As a history teacher who loves to travel I am constantly on the lookout for great history museums to visit.  While we have not had the chance, time, or money to see every history museum in this wonderful country, we have been to some great ones and have many more on our travel bucket list.  Some …

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Feb 21

Made our Bucket List: Freedom Trail

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via Freedom Trail is Boston’s historic walking trail that runs for two and half miles and goes to sixteen historically significant sites.  The highlights of the trail include: Boston Common where the British forces stayed during the occupation of the city at the beginning of the American Revolution, the Old Granary Burial Ground where famous revolutionaries …

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Feb 20

Gold King Mine

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Gold King Mine in Jerome, Arizona is a love or hate it kind of place to explore.  To the average visitor they might think it is just an old junk yard to a gear head or tinkerer Gold King Mine will be right up their ally.  The entrance to the “Ghost Town” is a gift …

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Feb 19

Standardized Test: Teaching or Testing that is the Question

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via So, just taking a little break from getting an end of the year test study guide done for my students, and as I was working on it and it kept getting longer and longer I started to think about all the days wasted in the school year prepping for this end-all be-all standardized test.  …

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Feb 17

Pinterest Project: Valentine Heart Stamp

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Sorry I’m a little late posting our weekly Pinterest Project.  I know it’s past Valentines Day, but honestly I love hearts anytime, especially if they’re from my sweetie little daughter. I saw this fun project on pinterest several months ago and kept it in mind for Valentines Day.  All you need is an empty toilet …

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Feb 16

Montezuma Well: Red Rock Country

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Montezuma Well is natural limestone surrounded spring which has been used for irrigation for over 1,000 years.  It is unique environment where history and tranquility meet. The Sinagua cliff dwellings perch above the well gives a small glimpse of what life here was like in this southwest desert climate hundreds of years ago.A quick visit …

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Feb 15

Winter Olympics: The Internet has ruined the Olympics

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I have always been a fan of the Olympics, summer games more than their winter counterpart, but nevertheless have always grown up watching the festivities. Starting back with the London Games two years ago I watched a little here and there, but not nearly as much as before and with this year’s winter games I …

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