Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

Tag: National Park

A hiker’s paradise – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Mountain range with blue sky and puffy clouds above

A hiker’s paradise. A wilderness park. The park you have to want to go to. If any of those phrases make your ears perk up, then add Guadalupe Mountains National Park to your ‘must hike’ list.

Visiting the St Louis Arch

West view from top of St Louis Arch - old courthouse and downtown

WOW!  Whoa! Cool! These words tumbled out of every grinning visitor as they spilled out of the tram pods and into the viewing area at the top of the St Louis Arch.  Even the lady who said she suffered from severe… Continue Reading…

Hot Springs National Park

Green pool of water which is a display spring along the Grand Promenade

Eagerly, I push the ON button at the water filling station. It is my first visit to Hot Springs National Park. I am about to get my first taste of fresh spring water. Hot water spills out of the spigot.… Continue Reading…

Indiana Dunes National Park

Sunset over Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Park

We, the land bound, often fantasize about living on the ocean shore. Oh, to hear the sound of the waves lapping upon the sandy beach as we gaze out to the endless watery horizon. Well, the good news is we… Continue Reading…